Literary Gold 7/13/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
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Adventures in Funeral Crashing
by Milda Harris
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Mystery & Thriller
If you're a fan of Veronica Mars, Nancy Drew, author Janet Evanovich's books on Stephanie Plum or author Meg Cabot's Size 12 books on Heather Wells check this book series out!

Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school, mostly because of her ex-best friend turned mean popular girl, Ariel, but maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her for all the world to see, he asks for her help, and Kait finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Not only is the thrill of the mystery exciting, but more importantly Ethan knows her name! A little sleuthing is well worth that!



Sergei and Hans
by Dennis Santaniello
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Fiction
1914 on the Eastern Front: Sergei, a Russian prisoner, writes a journal about his hellish experience of war and loss. Hans, the German guard, discovers the journal, reads it, and knows that he has met this man somewhere before. The two eventually meet again on Christmas Eve in the prison where they share a meal, recount the events which got them there, and render a deal of what will happen the next morning.



Strings
by David Estes
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sometimes the strings that tie us down are the same strings that set us free.

Sixteen-year-old Pia has always lived in a mysterious facility where mechanical strings control her existence. She plays apprentice to her father, Gio, in performing nanotech designs for the Company, and she soon suspects there are diabolical human forces behind the manufactured reality of her world.

Though her childhood memories and the origins of the strings remain strangely elusive, she begins to find solace with the introduction of two unlikely friends: daring, irrational Sofia, and calm, tender Marco.

As the truths of the past and present unravel together, Pia must find a way to free herself from her strings and escape the facility before facing the wrath of the unstable head of security, Mr. Davis. But to gain her freedom, she must navigate the dangers posed by Davis and by her suspicious new friends to find the real identity of the puppeteer.

If Pia can succeed in revealing the secrets of the Company, she may very well find the independence she so desperately seeks. But in her controlled world nothing is as it seems, and the closer she gets to the truth, the graver the consequences.









The Empress Holds The Key
by Gabriel Farago
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery & Thriller
If you enjoy current best-selling thriller novels by authors such as Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Steve Berry and Brad Thor, if you like high adventure, exotic locations and action thrillers with a historical twist, then this is page-turner for you!

THE EMPRESS HOLDS THE KEY is a mystery action thriller for the thinking reader who has an open mind and likes to be challenged.

In THE EMPRESS HOLDS THE KEY, author Gabriel Farago takes you on an exciting journey of discovery where the stakes are high, the rewards great, but where the price of failure is oblivion.

This fast-paced international thriller weaves fact and fiction into an adventure of epic proportions as it follows the lives of a handful of diverse individuals tied together by destiny and fate.

Journalist Jack Rogan knows a great story when he finds one. A charred old photograph found in the ruins of a burnt-out Blue Mountains cottage hints at dark secrets and unwittingly reignites an ancient and deadly quest for a holy relic mysteriously erased from the pages of history.

Federal Police officer Jana Gonski in pursuit of a suspected Nazi war criminal joins forces with Rogan, barrister and amateur archaeologist Marcus Carrington QC, and celebrated composer Benjamin Krakowski. Together they uncover a murky web of intrigue and greed, hoards of Nazi gold and hidden Swiss bank accounts. All implicate wealthy banker Sir Eric Newman. When Newman goes on trial, unexpected clues are discovered pointing the way to a mystery that has haunted the Catholic Church for centuries.

On a dangerous journey to find the relic, Rogan and his companions trace links back as far as the reign of Akhenaten, the heretic pharaoh of ancient Egypt, and King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. What is this dark secret guarded by the Knights Templar, and so feared by the Vatican? Will religious fanatics foil the quest which could destroy the very foundations of their Church and challenge Christianity itself?



A Knight to Remember
by Cynthia Luhrs
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
Fall through time...

Vacation to England.
Check.
Haunting castle ruins.
Check.
Proper English lord for a boyfriend.
Well, almost check.

Be careful what you wish for…

Lucy Merriweather’s supposedly perfect boyfriend attempted to murder her during a visit to Blackford Castle. Falling through time to 1300s medieval England, she lands in a tangled heap at the feet of a tarnished grumpy knight with secrets of his own and no time to spare for a crazy damsel in distress.



The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life
by Sherry Gore
PRICE: $0.99
Biographies & Memoirs
Raised in a broken family and emotionally overlooked, Sherry Gore grew up without a solid foundation, a prisoner of her own poor choices, and at times without hope.  A series of terrible mistakes left her feeling wrecked and alone and a sudden tragedy threw Sherry into an emotional tailspin too powerful to escape.

Sherry hangs by a thread, unable to see how she can go on living, until it happens: on a morning of no particular significance, she walks into a church and BAM the truth of Jesus’ forgiving love shatters her world and cleaves her life in two:  She goes to bed stunned; she wakes up a Christian.

Unwilling to return to the darkness of her former life, Sherry attacks her faith head on.  Soon the life Sherry Gore remakes for herself and her children as she seeks to follow the teachings of the Bible features head coverings, simple dress, and a focus on Jesus Christ.  Only then does she realize, in a fit of excitement, that there are others like her.  They are called Amish and Mennonite, and she realizes she has found her people.

The plain choice that Sherry makes is not easy – and life still brings unexpected pain and heartache - but it changes everything for her, as she becomes one of the few people on earth to have successfully joined the Amish from the outside.










Henge
by Realm Lovejoy
PRICE: FREE
Children's Science Fiction & Fantasy
Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time…

Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.



Whistlin' Dixie
by Maggie Adams
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Comedy
A man on a mission....
Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him.

A woman protecting her family.....
Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff's office with a sassy sway and a smart mouth, eager to give the sheriff, and anyone else, a piece of her mind. When she locks horns with the devil himself, in the form of Mac Coalson, she quickly learns he has a temper to rival hers, even if he's the living epitome of her sexual fantasies.

When the two unite to catch a potential murderer, it's in everyone's best interest to keep it, "business only". But that's hard to do when their combined attraction is volatile enough to burn down the town.



Alph Beta
by Alex Hansen
PRICE: FREE
Humor & Satire
Corporate security guard Allen Everett is worried that his company might be responsible for a rash of mysteriously gruesome deaths across the galaxy. But Everett is only a character in a novel by Alfred Finley.

Fred Finley is struggling to cope with the possibility that he may have Huntington’s, the disease that drove his mother to suicide. But Fred is only a character in a novel by Alphonse Walczynski.

Alph works as a custodian by night and a struggling self-published author by day. When his successful younger sister gets engaged, he suddenly realizes how comparatively little his life has amounted to. In an effort to process this revelation, he begins work on an unwittingly self-exploratory novel about Fred’s work on a self-exploratory novel about Everett. Meanwhile, hoping to hone his writing skills, Alph reluctantly allows his sister’s fiancĂ© to guide him on a journey of discovery that will supposedly help him inject more humanity into his novels.

Through its three interconnected storylines, Alph Beta explores tragedy and comedy, creativity and clichĂ©, and what it should mean to be human—whether you’re a real human or a fictional one.







Arizona Pay-Off
by Alan David
PRICE: FREE
Westerns
When Cal Carver returns to Arizona looking for his uncle, he’s a very different man…

He’s no longer the boy who’d left town in shame after losing a fight with Buster Forbes.

When Cal sets eyes on Buster Forbes, the two of them immediately pick up where they left off, trying to knock the tar out of each other.

Some things never change.

But when Cal’s uncle is found murdered, Cal will have to combine his new skills as a grown man with his old life in Arizona.

He’ll need to rely on his old friends, but he has no way of knowing which old friends really want to help him and which ones think Cal himself might be the murderer.

At first Cal is happy to work with the Sheriff and his hot-headed deputy, but he’s getting nowhere.

Maybe it’s time for Cal Carver to take the law into his own hands?

But with his own life in the balance, will the gamble pay-off?

Alan David reveals his plot layer by layer, taking the reader on a journey of intrigue and mystery in the Old West.



ALL WAY STOP
by Vartan Mansuryan
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Fiction
For Armen Rafielyan life had become routine, even boring. In need of a change, he takes some time off of his white-collar job, seeking to explore his environment and galvanize himself into something more. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on the day, he finds himself involved with his friend’s cousin, Haig Grigoryan, a man with sights set firmly on the unscrupulous. Down on his luck but high on life, Haig appears to be the adventurous friend Armen needs, the one who just may be able to pull him out of the funk he has found himself in.

With the California hills and Ventura Boulevard as their backdrop, the duo takes on the night, looking for a good time at clubs and bars with girls, booze and bad decisions. It’s a shot in the arm for Armen, the change he craves and the antidote for his apathy – even if he doesn’t really know Haig that well.

Things are going well for the mismatched pair, at least for Haig. He was living in Armen’s house, eating his food, wearing his clothes and gallivanting around wherever the mood took him. That mood soon turns to the unlawful, capturing a willing Armen in a plot that travels from California to Las Vegas then on to Mexico – a plot that may unravel any tentative friendship they may have built.

The adventure drags Armen onto a path he normally wouldn’t have taken, turning him into a passenger, an accomplice and a fugitive. A pocket full of cash may be enough to silence his conscience, if he had any feelings at all. Picking up Haig’s beautiful cousin, Kristina, along the way, the duo becomes a trio and makes their way through stolen credit number, gift cards and poor choices.

Can Armen find his way back to Los Angeles – and back to himself?



The Witnesses
by James Patterson with Brendan DuBois
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
The family next door has a very dark secret.

The Sanderson family has been forced into hiding after one of them stumbled upon a criminal plot. Or so they think. No one will answer their questions. And the terrifying truth may come too late....







A Novel Death
by Elizabeth Ashby & Ellie Ashe
PRICE: $0.99
Cozy Mystery
When Meri Sinclair inherited Dangerous Reads, she didn’t just get a bookshop. She inherited a legacy. It’s Danger Cove’s only bookstore, and her grandmother had made sure that it's a warm and friendly places for readers of all ages.

Determined to get off on the right foot, Meri has organized a series of author readings, starting off with Cal Montague, a Danger Cove native who grew up to become a solid B-list actor, and his tell-all his memoirs, Tales I Shouldn’t Tell. Only the actor turns out to be a difficult diva, and before the inaugural event can even start, Meri finds the guest of honor in the alley—shot dead. Turns out someone else thought Cal shouldn't be telling tales, too.

With motive and opportunity, the police have Meri in their sights. To save her business and her own skin, Meri turns to her small staff of part-time employees for help. Along with some assistance from Danger Cove’s hot new veterinarian, Meri, sets out to help the Danger Cove police—whether they appreciate it or not—before the murderer returns for a sequel.



In Plain View
by Olivia Newport
PRICE: FREE
Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Annie’s quest for simplicity is about to get complicated. Nearly a year after leaving her successful but unsatisfying high-tech life, she wonders if she can truly succeed at being Amish. A lucrative job offer, a red dress, and the shadow of an Amish woman looking for a husband create a vortex that clouds Annie’s choice. Her parents seem determined to sabotage her efforts, and Rufus Beiler, an Amish carpenter who captured her heart, leaves room for doubt about their future. But when an explosion brings Annie under suspicion, can she clear her name and bring the future into plain view?



The Last of the Firedrakes
by Farah Oomerbhoy
PRICE: $0.99
Children's Science Fiction & Fantasy
16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn't seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms--including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora's arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.







Cliff Diver
by Carmen Amato
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Imagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco, investigating crime in a city both deadly and breathtaking. Mexican drug cartels battle for control and politicians are bought with blood money.

The detective squadroom reeks of machismo. The lieutenant is a dirty cop who has trapped you into silence.

That's the situation for Detective Emilia Cruz in CLIFF DIVER, the first book in the sensational police procedural series taking the mystery scene by storm. Unexpectedly put in charge of the investigation when her lieutenant is found dead, Emilia uncovers the lieutenant's sordid sexual past as well as his involvement in a kidnapping and counterfeit money scheme.

Reputations are threatened by her discoveries and truth is for sale. Emilia becomes a pawn in an ugly game of checkmate and corruption played by Acapulco's ambitious mayor and the powerful police union.

Rival police detectives take aim at Emilia's investigation. Their ringleader is a prime suspect. Hotel manager, Kurt Rucker has some helpful advice for Emilia but the heat between them is too hot to handle.

Feeling like one of Acapulco's famous cliff divers hoping not to crash on the rocks below, Emilia must choose between truth and survival. But no matter what choice she makes, she won't be ready for the shock of the water.

And neither will you.



The Shadow Queen
by CJ Redwine
PRICE: $1.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
A dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She'll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.
In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol's father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic of his own—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman—and bring her Lorelai's heart.
But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn't going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.



Broken Trails
by Bonnie R Paulson
PRICE: FREE
Western Romance
A lonely cowboy … a woman searching for hope. Can love bring enough healing to carry them through?

Nathan Rourke lost almost everything he holds dear. What he still has, he’ll do anything to keep. His Montana ranch is not just a place, it’s his home and what’s left of his family. He’s holding his own, making it work.
But then high-school sweetheart Emma reappears … and suddenly this cowboy’s life is as rough as a ride on an untamed bronc.
Emma Benson left high school without a word to Nate, rather than admit she was too ill to go on. Now she’s desperate to prove that she’s more than the disease that keeps her dependent on her family and friends. And she craves just one more chance at love.
Nate embodies the promise of a life free from the confines of her small world. But will loving her mean he must give up his own freedom?

No matter which path they choose, this young couple will be battling the odds

Saddle up for a ride along Montana trails you’ll never forget—lasso your copy of Broken Trails today!












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