Literary Gold 6/28/16

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Finally Found
by Emma Nichols
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Comedy
Where one story ends, often another begins. For some reason, Adam Davenport can’t see past the ending. The hit and run has forced him to slow down and stop running from the pain of losing his parents. He has tried to hide behind meaningless, superficial relationships and even more shallow friendships, but the time has come to face his loneliness. Now he is finally ready to start being a family with his brother Sam. However, Sam and Haley, who was once Sam’s personal assistant, are too busy basking in their newfound love. Though breaking the rules for the first time ever has changed Sam’s life for the better, Adam has always broken the rules, strayed from responsibility, and done as little as he could get away with.

One of the main reasons that he refused to believe that Cammie was more than friend material was because she was impervious to his charms. She was so driven and determined to make her new catering company a success that she couldn’t see past her own dreams. Suddenly, Adam found himself behaving in ways he never imagined. He was working to impress a woman, but more than that, he was working to help make her dreams come true. He soon realizes that there are times in life when giving is more important than taking and when helping someone else is more important than what that person can do to reciprocate. He also learns there are times that the biggest risk is to stop hiding from emotions and to start allowing love to finally be found.



Plague Cult
by Jenny Schwartz
PRICE: $0.99
Paranormal Romance
In a small Texas town a desire for love becomes a curse that could unleash a deadly plague.

Ruth Warner is estranged from her family. She loves them, but her magic makes her an outsider in Bideer, Texas. Ruth has built a new life in New York. She’s a healer at the Collegium, respected and…lonely. Sometimes, you have to go home.

Ruth’s boss orders her to Bideer after a local coroner reports a suspicious death. Could the new cult in town, a lonely hearts club, be playing reckless games with a death curse?

But if Ruth is going home, she’s not going alone.

Shawn Jackson is a Collegium guardian, a mage trained to fight evil. He’s also a man accustomed to keeping secrets. He’s a hollerider, a huntsman; one of those who birthed the legend of the Wild Hunt. When he unleashes his magic, terror rides with him.

As evil stalks an innocent town, the dedicated healer and battle-hardened marine must heal their own broken hearts to prevent a devastating plague.



Unawakened
by Trillian Anderson
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
In order to restore peace after the Dawn of Dae, the United States has declared martial law. Enforcing the militant regime won't be easy, and a new policing force of dae and their bonded humans has been mustered to keep the populace under tight control.

Alexa wants nothing to do with the government, its army, or the special forces meant to keep rebellion at bay, but she has a choice: do what Kenneth Smith wants or die a quick death. As one of the unawakened, she has no chance of infiltrating the police on her own. Forced to partner with Kenneth's dae, who dislikes her almost as much as she dislikes it, her life hinges on how well she convinces others she's a big, bad monster just like them instead of an ordinary human woman.

Working for the police is no easier than dealing with Kenneth's work. During the day, she's a part of the law, but at night, she's a tool of crime and war. It's only a matter of time before she's caught--or fails her mission and is killed by her drug-dealing boss.

If she wants to live a free life, she'll need to take care of Kenneth once and for all. Since he won't listen to reason and let her go, she's determined to buy her freedom with his death.

Unfortunately, Kenneth isn't the only problem in her life, and unless she does something about Rob, she'll lose the independence she fought so hard for. Worse, unless she's careful, he'll make her like it...









To Love A Man
by Karen Robards
PRICE: $0.99
Romantic Suspense
Journalist Lisa Collins is in Africa to cover an armed uprising, but finds herself caught up in a war in this thrilling contemporary romance by “one of the most popular voices in women's fiction” (Newsweek). Rescued by rugged mercenary Sam Eastman, whose own mission in the country has gone horribly wrong, the two run for their lives together through the isolated bush country. Once a pampered rich girl, beautiful Lisa must find a way to survive alongside the sexy, lethal soldier of fortune whose only goal is to get both of them out of the country alive. Fighting the explosive chemistry between them as they try to stay one step ahead of the revolutionaries chasing them, Sam and Lisa reluctantly fall in love. Then real life catches up with them....



Thinblade (Sovereign of the Seven Isles Book 1)
by David A Wells
PRICE: FREE
Action & Adventure / Fantasy
When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin’s arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago.

Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade. Seven were forged by the first Sovereign of the Seven Isles and bound to the bloodline of each of the seven Island Kings in exchange for their loyalty to the Old Law. Each sword is as long as a man’s arm, as wide as a man’s thumb and so thin it can’t be seen when viewed from the edge. Thinblade is the epic fantasy adventure story of Alexander’s quest to find the ancient sword, claim the throne of Ruatha and raise an army to stand against the enemy that has awoken to claim dominion over all of the Seven Isles.



Summer of the Wolves
by Polly Carlson-Voiles
PRICE: $1.99
Children’s Fiction
Julie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows orphaned twelve-year-old Nika and her seven-year-old brother Randall as they leave a California foster home to visit a long-lost uncle in the wilderness lake country of Northern Minnesota. A phone call from their uncle sets them on a journey in a small floatplane over the thick green forest canopy, to spend the summer on a wilderness island. Nika, of all people, knows not to get her heart set on anything, but as she follows her uncle in his job studying wolves, Nika stumbles upon a relationship with an orphaned wolf pup that makes her feel — for the first time since her mother died — whole again. Here in these woods, with this wolf, none of the hard things in her past can reach her.
With vivid details about wolf behavior and a deep sense of interconnectedness with nature, this captivating first novel illuminates the intricacies of family while searching for the fine balance between caring for wild animals and leaving them alone.










Promises, Promises
by Laurel Osterkamp
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction
Sixteen years ago Robin spent her summer at an elite boarding school, sharing oxygen with secret society members and exploring the haunted cairns. Lonely, enigmatic Tristan was her only friend, but when tragedy struck, Robin shamefully abandoned Tristan to resume her safe, suburban life.

Now Robin has a successful design business and a passionate relationship with her boyfriend, Nick. Yet when Tristan calls out of the blue, Robin must revisit a dangerous world of lies and ghosts.

Will keeping her promise and helping her friend cause Robin to lose everything she holds dear?



The Flirting Games
by Stella Wilkinson
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Contemporary Romance
Eleanor Parkhurst is determined to get in the way of bad boy Nathaniel Naverly seducing her sweet cousin Rose. Getting Nate to switch his attention to her seemed like a good plan, but Ellie didn’t foresee that she might have to protect her own heart from his schemes as well. The game is proving a challenge. Midnight meetings, fighting or kissing, it’s all part of the fun of flirting. Set in an English boarding school, Ellie discovers that boys are more complicated than classes, and you have to play the game well or you might just get played!

Young Adult Romantic Comedy - Suitable Age Range: 13+



Fifth Avenue
by Christopher Smith
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
In the international best-selling thriller "Fifth Avenue," each intermingles within a revered society that's shaken to its core when one man finally decides to destroy another man for murdering his wife thirty-one years ago.

Louis Ryan is that man. George Redman, his wife, two daughters and their close friends are his targets. The moment Ryan hires an international assassin to literally rip the Redman family apart, a series of events that can't be stopped catapults them all through a fast-paced, hard-edged thriller in which nobody is safe.

Secrets are revealed. Sex lives are exposed. The Mafia get involved. And George's two daughters, Celina and Leana Redman, are suddenly caught in the throes of their father's past as Louis Ryan's blind desire to kill them all takes surprising turns in his all-out effort to see them dead.








The Wild One
by Danelle Harmon
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancĂ©e, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the duke's refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home — and a love that will last a lifetime.



Superman's Cape
by Brian Spangler
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Mystery & Thriller
Twelve-year-old Kyle is angry over the devastating death of his father; A father that he witnessed stand up as a hero--and then shot down before his eyes.

His mother, Sara, copes with the loss of her husband and is unable to say goodbye. And in one moment, the unthinkable happens. In his grief Kyle becomes hopelessly lost in the wilderness.

As his mother awaits help in finding him, Kyle faces terrifying dangers with every turn. His time is running out. A hurricane is looming, and in its path is the coastal forest he is trying to survive.

Jacob Hanson, a reporter assigned to cover the story of the missing child, has a gift--a gift he's kept hidden. When he arrives, he becomes an unwilling participant in a race against time to save the boy, and bring closure to the family.



End of Gray Skies: An Apocalyptic Thriller
by Brian Spangler
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Centuries ago something catastrophic happened. Historians claim it was an accident that spilled the clouds out of the sky, leaving humanity under a relentless veil of gray.

For young Declan and Sammi, all they’ve ever known is a world of gray skies. Now, at odds about the past and uncertain of their future, they’re of age, and it’s time to build their lives together.
Yet the coming of the End of Gray Skies has been declared. For a world shrouded in the mysterious fog, the promise to fix a centuries-old accident brings new hope that they might one day see and feel the warmth of the sun on their faces.

But questions begin to surface. Questions of whether there ever was an accident. Questions asking what really happened that changed the Earth and what will happen if their world once again sits under the sun.








The Secret Letters
by Abby Bardi
PRICE: $0.99
Women's Fiction
Inspiration has struck Julie - all it took was her mother's secret. A moving family story for fans of Liane Moriarty and Anne Tyler.
When thirty-seven-year-old slacker-chef Julie Barlow's mother dies, her older sister Pam finds a cache of old letters from someone who appears to be their mother's former lover. The date stamped on the letters combined with a difficult relationship with her father leads Julie to conclude that the letters' author was a Native American man named J. Fallingwater who must have been her real father.
Inspired by her new identity, Julie uses her small inheritance to make her dream come true: she opens a restaurant called Falling Water that is an immediate success, and life seems to be looking up. Her sister Norma is pressuring everyone to sell their mother's house, and her brother Ricky is a loveable drunk who has yet to learn responsibility, but the family seems to be turning a corner.
Then tragedy strikes, and Julie and her siblings have to stick together more than ever before. With all the secrets and setbacks, will Julie lose everything she has worked so hard for?



The Destroyer
by Michael-Scott Earle
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: A man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army.

But legends can lie.

When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear.

Is he really their Savior or their Destroyer?



Landfall: The Ship Series
by Jerry Aubin
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Launched as the last gasp of a dying Earth, the Ship set out to preserve humanity by seeding the universe with one billion colonists.  Generations of Crew, trained to be either Flight or Marines, have protected the Ship and its civilian cargo from the constant threat of alien violence.

Fifteen-year-old Zax has always had trouble fitting in with the other cadets, but he's finally on the cusp of attaining his dream and gaining entrance to the Pilot Academy. Catching the eye of the Flight Boss and winning him as a mentor should guarantee Zax a top spot, unless the shocking discovery he makes along the way destroys not only his career, but also the Ship itself.








Gifts of the Blood (Angel's Edge Book 1)
by Vicki Keire
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Romance
A dying brother. A young man with golden planes of light on his back. A blind chess wizard. An insane angelic kidnapper in flamboyant red leather. A town with more secrets than stoplights. A cat that talks to spirits. Waking up with eyes the color of moonlight.

Before her world tilts towards impossible, Caspia Chastain thinks the only strange thing about her is that she sometimes draws the future. Only her brother Logan, fighting his cancer diagnosis, knows what she can do. When she draws a man surrounded by brilliant light, dark wings, and frightening symbols, she can only hope the vision won’t come true.

But when a stranger named Ethan appears, determined to protect Caspia and her brother from dangers he won’t explain, she’s not sure what to think. Strangers almost never come to Whitfield. They certainly don’t follow her around, frightening her one moment and treating her like glass the next. And they certainly don’t look exactly like the subject of her most violent drawing.



Odyssey In A Teacup
by Paula Houseman
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction / Humor
Ruth Roth can’t help it. Only five years old, and she’s already sporting an up-yours attitude to a ‘yes, sir’ baby boomer society choking on moral purity. Growing up in an era of lookin’-good families, well-behaved, bobby-socked children, and little girls being groomed to be subordinate to men, Ruth stands out like dog’s balls.

Education and discipline fail to make a dent. Neither is a match for the driving force in Ruth’s psyche—the ancient goddess of obscenity! So, Ruth’s life plays out like a Greek tragicomedy.

Too much dark energy can eclipse even the feistiest, though. And Ruth’s harpylike mother is relentless, haranguing her 24/7: at home, in her nightmares, in her head and through her own eyes in the form of a bitchy mirror.

When years of earbashing wear Ruth down, the wild child in her goes underground.

But you cannot subdue an immortal. The dirty goddess invades Ruth’s thoughts and leads her to idiotic encounters. And Ruth’s lapse into a vanilla existence is also an issue for her lifelong friends—genteel Vette with the ‘big caboose’; ballsy Maxi with the big mouth; and Ralph, Ruth’s hot-looking, obsessive-compulsive cousin and bestie, who needs to do everything twice. Twice.

With their encouragement and a good homoeopathic dose of ancient mythology, Ruth embarks on an odyssey, retrieving her spirit from the sludgy shame and irrational fears choking it. It sets her on an unexpected trajectory, one she couldn’t have foreseen ...

Ruth has survived minor skirmishes. She’s fought battles royal. She’s come back from the war. But she is confronted with her biggest challenge ever when one of her friends sends her spiralling into hell, and she faces an apocalypse.

Can she survive it knowing that the decision she must make could launch the mother of all wars in her world?



Pleasant Valley Lost
by Joseph J Swope
PRICE: FREE
Biographies & Memoirs
Set amid the turbulent times of the late 1960s, Pleasant Valley Lost chronicles the last days of a family dairy farm condemned to destruction by a federal dam project. As the family struggles to find a new home and build their future, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves into Pleasant Valley, ruthlessly destroying a community and its history.

Pleasant Valley Lost is based on the true story surrounding the author's childhood farm. Originally part of the estate of Pennsylvania's fifth governor, the farm had been in the Swope family since 1939 and was located in one of the most fertile areas of the region.

Pleasant Valley Lost also recounts the family's long- suffering devotion to baseball and the Philadelphia Phillies. Following many years of losing seasons, the Phillies finally provided cause for celebration when they claimed their first World Series title in 1980.

Today, Pleasant Valley and the Swope farm are submerged under the Blue Marsh Dam.


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