Literary Gold 7/11/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
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Fey Hearted
by NE Conneely
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
As a child, Rose is told that the world is full of magic, mythical creatures, and mystery. But as she grows up, Rose learns that the world suits people who have ordinary hopes and dreams very well but leaves people like her unsatisfied.

When a fey takes her through the Slit and into a world she never knew existed, Rose is torn between the life she’s always known and the magic from her dreams. The fey offer Rose a home with them, but there’s a steep cost. She can never see her family again. If Rose is unwilling to stay, she will be returned to the human world with no memory of her night in the land of magic.

Rose’s decision will change the course of her life and challenge her deepest beliefs. Will she choose the magic she desires or the family she loves?



House of Reckoning: A Novel
by John Saul
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
After the untimely death of her mother and the arrest of her father for killing a man in barroom brawl, fourteen-year-old Sarah Crane is forced to grow up fast. Left in the cold care of a foster family and alienated at school, Sarah befriends classmate Nick Dunnigan, a former mental patient still plagued by voices and visions, and the eccentric art instructor Bettina Phillips, a mentor eager to nurture Sarah’s talent for painting. But within the walls of Bettina’s ancestral mansion, Sarah finds that monstrous images from the house’s dark history seem to flow unbidden from her paintbrush—images echoed by Nick’s chilling hallucinations. It seems the violence and fury of long-dead generations have finally found a gateway from the grave into the world of the living. And Sarah and Nick have found a power they never had: to take control, and take revenge.



Amish by Accident
by JEB Spredemann
PRICE: FREE
Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Luke Beiler has loved Elisabeth Schrock for as long as he can remember and is looking forward to the day they both join the church so they can marry. Elisabeth, however, chafes under the church rules and flees to the Englisch world leaving Luke heart broken.

When an accident leaves Brianna Mitchell with amnesia, she feels helplessly lost. What will happen when she is mistaken for Elisabeth Schrock and taken home to Paradise, Pennsylvania?







Tiara
by John Reinhard Dizon
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery & Thriller
It is 1998 and the peace talks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are in danger of falling apart. Jennifer, a dedicated civil-rights activist and Princess of Edinburgh, is deeply involved in the process. But the evening before the negotiations are set to begin, Jennifer is kidnapped.

The Princess’s fate attracts the attention of several international organizations, including the IRA, MI6, and the CIA. While Jennifer finds herself the mistreated prize in an age-old war, none can expect what happens when The Golden Terror — an international assassin of Irish descent — takes an interest.

Blurring the lines between good and evil, Tiara is an action-packed and hard-hitting reimaging of historical events that would forever shape the future two nations.



Life First
by RJ Crayton
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.

She’ll need the help of her true love, Luke, to make this dangerous escape. This dystopian future Kelsey lives in was forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world's population. Here, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death.

Determined not to give up her kidney or die, Kelsey and Luke enlists the help of a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the electronic tracking chip in Kelsey's arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey could be stripped of Luke, her kidney and everything else she holds dear.



Eat, Pray, Die
by Chelsea Field
PRICE: $0.99
Cozy Mystery
Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee.

The one side of the job that lives up to expectations is the money. Which is just as well for Izzy, since she needs an awful lot of it. Who knew when she made a lifelong commitment to a man that it would be one year living with him and the rest of her life paying for it?

But even her scoundrel ex-husband doesn't look so bad compared to her new client. He's competent, condescending, and annoyingly attractive, and Izzy doesn't know whether to sleep with him or poison him herself. Throw in a loan shark, a nosy neighbor, and a murder attempt, and Izzy will have her work cut out for her.

If you like fast-paced, feel-good humorous mysteries with an intelligent heroine and a generous dash of romance, you'll love this new series. Tuck yourself into your favorite spot and join Izzy on her first adventure!









Full Circle
by Mona Ingram
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction
Bella Thompson has news: she’s pregnant. But before she can tell her boyfriend Jeffrey, he shatters her with the news that he’s going to marry someone else.

Bella is given a choice: Go to Atlanta and give up her child for adoption, or leave town and raise her child on her own. The choice is clear, and she travels to California, where she settles in Santa Monica.

Determined to make her own way in the world and return to Willow Bend on her own terms, Bella puts all her energies into building a successful business with her partner Rafael Vargas. But at what cost?

Follow Bella as she struggles to balance her passion for business with the ultimate prize...love.



The Dolan Girls
by SR Mallery
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Added to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course, romance. Two, in fact!



Dark Sky
by Joel Canfield
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
First Lieutenant Robert Davidson. The son of an American military legend and a war hero who died in combat during the Afghanistan conflict.

Or did he?

The answer could bring down a secret military empire – as well as a guy named Max Bowman.

Max is a rapidly aging ex-CIA desk jockey who gets the job of tracking down the truth about Davidson – but his chances of actually discovering it are about half of that of finding a horse wearing a kimono. What Max doesn’t know is that nobody wants the facts – and nobody expects Max to find them.

But Max has to pay the rent. So he takes on the job, which takes him on a road trip into the heart of America’s darkness as well as his own, where he has to deal with exploding homes, brutal murders, a sexy heiress, a misguided teenager and Max’s girlfriend back home who’s cursing him out on a regular basis.

And, oh yeah, a para-military organization that’s just waiting for the right moment to kill him.

It all happens in DARK SKY, a sardonic and suspenseful mystery-thriller in which an underwhelming hero must confront an overwhelming conspiracy - not to mention himself.










Trouble at the Red Pueblo
by Liz Adair
PRICE: FREE
Cozy Mystery
Who is Spider Latham? Think John Wayne meets Miss Marple.

When Spider is hired to do some private detective work for the Red Pueblo Museum, he doesn’t suspect it will cause a rift between his wife, Laurie, and himself.
Museum Director Martin Taylor is desperate, and his son, Matt, is angry. Some wicked, faceless organization is bent on destroying the museum financially, and it’s about to succeed. After Spider arrives, the situation turns deadly when a killer uses an Anasazi ax from the museum’s tourist shop to bash in the skull of a charismatic playboy.
Everyone has a motive for the murder, even Laurie’s handsome, rich relative who cozies up to her every chance he gets. The local Barney-Fife-type deputy arrests volatile Matt Taylor, whose only real crime is putting his trust in the wrong woman. Can Spider untangle the web of secrecy and lies surrounding the museum and save its Anasazi treasures before the Taylors lose it all? And in the process, can he save his own marriage?

Trouble at the Red Pueblo is Book #1 in Liz Adair’s Spider Latham Red Rock Mystery Series set in Southern Utah’s spectacularly scenic canyon country. Liz Adair's style is a cross between Tony Hillerman and Agatha Christy, resulting in a cozy mystery with an edge.



Rainy Nights
by JR Rain
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
Bundle of four #1 bestselling novels by J.R. Rain, including:

MOON DANCE
Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.

THE LOST ARK
In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex-National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah's Ark. Accompanied by the professor's beautiful daughter, archaeologist Faye Roberts, Sam soon stumbles upon a secret stronghold—a base of operation for unleashing hell on earth. Now running for their lives, Sam and company are about to come face-to-face with the greatest archaeological discovery of all time....

THE GRAIL QUEST
Hidden deep within the ancient, mist-covered hills of Glastonbury, England is a secret that could forever change the world. A secret that could help usher in a new age of enlightenment for all mankind. Or so the legend goes...Plagued by months of persistent dreams of King Arthur, Merlin and the Holy Grail, mystery novelist James Dupree finally sets out to England to understand the meaning behind his nightly visions. Upon arriving in Glastonbury, a locale deeply connected to stories of Camelot, Avalon and the Knights of the Round Table, James quickly discovers that not all is as it seems in this quaint little town. There's a raven-haired girl dying of a rare lung disease, knights with swords, and perhaps strangest of all is the man who emerges from the forest...a man who just might be the greatest king Britain has ever seen. Something is happening in Glastonbury, something mysterious and powerful and not-of-this world, and somehow James Dupree is in the thick of it. Mankind is ready for the next great spiritual shift. But to do that, one man, one simple writer, must journey deep into the heart of a mystical land in search of a legendary relic. But there are others who seek the treasure...dark forces who will stop at nothing to keep it for themselves, and end Dupree's quest for good.

HEAR NO EVIL
Audial telepath Kylie Cain works for a black ops branch of the CIA (PSI—Psychic Sensory Intelligence unit). Now tasked with the biggest challenge of her life when a faction of rogue operatives who call themselves WON (World Order Now) kidnap eleven-year-old Hope Mitchell, a powerful girl who may be the link to other worlds, Kylie feels immediately drawn to the girl’s energy, and vows to save her... Kylie’s elite team of psychic spies soon discover that not only is Hope Mitchell an audial telepath, too, but the girl has another special gift—a gift that could change the courses of the past, present and future. A gift that could open up worlds...and destroy them.



Gun Feud
by AA Glynn
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction / Westerns
Will Callender’s brother, Bob, is dead and buried in Crimson Peak, New Mexico.

Dead after discovering a fortune buried deep within a mine.

Dead after being framed for a murder and a robbery he didn’t commit.

The man responsible, Cy Tambaugh, has plenty of blood on his hands already and doesn’t think twice about Bob.

That is until Will shows up.

Tambaugh would love to shoot Will down on the spot, but he possesses secrets from Tambaugh's past.

Will knows what happened to Rosaline.

And if Tambaugh wants to know, he will either need to take Will alive and force it out of him, or confess his deeds.

Will plans to take down Tambaugh’s whole gang down on his own, but maybe he won’t be alone after all.

Maybe he’s got more friends than he realises in Crimson Peak…







Bossypants
by Tina Fey
PRICE: $2.99
Biographies & Memoirs
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.



Descended from Dragons
by Tricia Owens
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Beneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shapeshifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers.

It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. The job can be tricky, but it keeps her under the radar. None of her customers have any inkling that she is a dragon sorceress with a power that's been feared throughout history. One day, a visitor to her shop pawns a stone statue that is more than it appears. The statue is a gargoyle named Vale, who is shrouded in mystery and secrets. When she learns that Vale is possessed, and that the person responsible for cursing him plans to take over Las Vegas with a horde of demons from Hell, Anne realizes it is up to her to defy the Oddsmakers and save the city, and possibly the world.



The Lost Prince
by Sarah Rayne
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Corrupt sorcerer Medoc has spread doom throughout the Dark Ireland and taken over Tara, the bright shining beacon of Ancient Ireland.

The time has come to fight back.

High Queen Grainne, descendant of Cormac and Joanna the Time Traveller, calls together her court to create a plan to vanquish Medoc and regain her throne in Tara.

Fergus, head of the Fiana, proposes a mission – to the future. The Time Travellers brought word of the dreadful Apocalypse, ruiner of the future world. Why not chain it and use it? It may be the only power strong enough to defeat the necromancer Medoc.

While Fergus pursues a path to the future, Grainne sets out to find the lost Cruithin and discover ancient magics that have slowly died out since the days of Cormac the Wolfking.

All the while, the legend of the Lost Prince, the heir to the Wolfline and prophesied High King of Ireland holds sway over their heads.

Where is this fabled heir? How shall he come to pass out of a dying bloodline and in a time of war?

Join Grainne and Fergus and their loyal companions as they race against time to defeat Medoc and all the evil he brings to the world from the Dark Ireland. Can they survive the perils in their journey and restore light to the now darkened Tara?







Origins: A Paranormal Thriller
by Eric Drouant
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Suspense
A Top Secret government program uncovers two young psychics with unheard of telepathic ability. In a world where knowledge is power, Cassie Reynold and Ronnie Gilmore could prove to be the ultimate weapon in the raging Cold War. Neither wants any part of it.

When evidence of their paranormal ability grows, two men will battle to decide their fate. One will attempt to enslave them. The other offers freedom. As the conflict unfolds,Cassie and Ronnie find themselves trapped between powerful forces, spinning their lives out of control. Until Cassie decides to fight back.



The Cauldron's Gift
by Marina Finlayson
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
When Vi and her twin sister CJ started spitting frogs and diamonds with every word, they discovered their parents worked for a secret organisation dedicated to keeping the magical denizens of the world safely locked away. Vi thought life couldn’t get any weirder, but then Dad became a bear, and her world really fell apart. Because it’s starting to look like that’s one spell the warders can’t undo. They’re all too busy trying to unmask the traitor who is secretly aiding the Sidhe.

Vi managed to keep the Sidhe from breaking out of their magical prison, but she couldn’t stop the Morrigan from stealing back the great cauldron of the Dagda. And of course now CJ says the only way to save Dad is to get that cauldron back from fairyland. Talk about a suicide mission. Vi would have to be crazy to consider it, but as time runs out for Dad and the Morrigan threatens everyone Vi loves, craziness starts to look like the only sane option.



Fairy-Struck
by Amy Sumida
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Would you like to hear a real fairy tale? A story about the war between us and them. A war which led to a truce and a truce which led to the creation of a secret society. There are councils you know nothing about, councils of fairies and of humans who write laws which govern us both. Laws you also know nothing about yet still you are held accountable to them. If you break these laws, the Wild Hunt of Fairy will come for you but don't worry too much, it's hard to break laws concerning things you don't believe in. Fairies tend to break the truce more than humans and that's where I come in. I'm part of a military force who monitors the fey. When they cross the line, we extinguish their light... permanently. I'm Extinguisher Seren Sloane and I can tell you a real fairy's tale, if you're brave enough to listen.













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