Literary Gold 7/22/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
Please keep in mind that prices are subject to change at any time, and may vary depending upon your location.






The Pepper Jones Collection
by Ali Dean
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
The Pepper Jones collection includes the first three books in the coming of age series that has readers of all ages hooked. If you haven't already fallen in love with Pepper Jones and the cast of characters in Brockton, Colorado, now's your chance to read the three books about her high school years before she starts college in the fourth book, Pep Talks.



Pennies
by Pepper Winters
PRICE: $0.99
Romantic Suspense
"I'm not the hero in this story, girl. You'd do best to remember that."

At eighteen years old, I was murdered.
I wish my tale ended there.
However, my killer resuscitated me and sold me to the highest bidder, sentencing me to a world worse than Hell.
For the past two years, I've lived a life of torment as a man's property. I suffer in silence and wish for freedom, but I never break.
I can't.
I won't.
But then he arrives.
The first stranger since I was killed.
Elder Prest, a thief with a heart as black as his soul, arrives as a guest in our twisted home. He has business with my owner,but his interest lies in me. He pretends not to notice my bruises and hides his knowledge of what I am, but the way he watches me makes me feel more human than possession.
As his eyes tear through my walls and his voice demands answers, he challenges my owner for one night with me.  
I've survived two years of torment because I no longer believe in hope, but Elder is the only man who promises me pleasure instead of pain.
Trusting him is dangerous, wanting him is deadly.
Is he my ticket to safety or my ultimate end?

Whoever he is, whatever he wants...I can't say no.



Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall
by Aaron Safronoff
PRICE: FREE
Children's Science Fiction & Fantasy
Cerulean is on the brink of collapse. The decay wasn’t fast, it wasn’t obvious, but now the world stands on the precipice.
Woven forests floating on an ocean around a star, Cerulean’s once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.
Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about his discovery of Cerulean’s brighter past and the mysterious plague he believed has all but destroyed it. He warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words…
Together with her two best friends, Barra will rekindle her father’s legacy and traverse the Great Forest to relight her world, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.









Withering Rose
by Kaitlyn Davis
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult
What if Beauty was cursed, and the Beast was the only one who could save her? Don't miss WITHERING ROSE, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty & The Beast.

"As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name--a ticking clock hidden behind a fa├žade of beauty. From that moment on, my life would become a countdown, and all I could do was wait and watch as the petals of time slowly started to fall."

Omorose Bouchene has a secret--magic. There's only one problem. At the age of seven, an earthquake struck, catapulting her into a new world. A land made of skyscrapers and cell phones. Fast cars and fluorescent lights. A land where magic isn't supposed to exist and anyone who wields it is the enemy.

But after ten years of hiding, she's desperate to find a place where she can be free. Because all magic comes with a curse, and her curse is time--every ounce of power she uses strips days off of her life. The clock is winding down, and the only option left is to escape to the realm of the Beast. But the king of monsters isn't what he seems. And the more Omorose opens her heart, the more she comes to realize that the only person she may need to fear is herself.



Innocence Lost
by Patty Jansen
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
She wanted to run her father's business. She got a mad prince.

Johanna Brouwer has notions: she wants to take over her father's business. She wants to live in a place where she doesn't have to hide her magic, and she doesn't want to marry, not even the prince.

Her home, the merchant city of Saardam comes under attack by a fire wizard, and she finds that notions will only get you so far in life. She's on the run, her paltry magic will do nothing against the evil unleashed upon the kingdom, and why did she ever worry about getting married?

This is totally your thing if you're into sassy independent women.



The Girl With No Name
by Diney Costeloe
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Fiction
A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children.
Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind.
Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home.
With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now?










Eden Rising
by Andrew Cunningham
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
"The Earth died in less than a minute. Maybe that's an exaggeration. It's not like the planet ceased to exist altogether. It just seemed like it. Cities were reduced to rubble. Millions of people died that day. I've since been told that 95% of the Earth's human population was wiped out. I don't know if that's true—I mean, who can know that for sure? It's not like we still have any of the technology that we once used to determine such things. But I do know that it was almost empty of people—live ones, that is."

Thus begins the journey of Ben and Lila, two ordinary teenagers forced to rise to extraordinary heights when faced with a world that has suddenly and inexplicably died. Dealing with the sorrow of all they have lost, but the love they have found in each other, they set off on an odyssey that will bring them to the limits of human endurance and face to face with the frailty of their very existence. From the extreme violence of many of the surviving humans toward one another, to a world physically falling apart at the seams, Ben and Lila are determined to make it through the devastation in their quest for a place to quietly share their life together. In the process, they have to become as violent as the world around them in order to survive, while struggling to hold onto the humanity that will keep them sane.



Dustland
by Timothy H Scott
PRICE: FREE
Westerns
Judy and Samantha Stanton aren't your typical Southern Belles.  After their father Jacob is murdered outside Macon, they leave the comfort of their home in Georgia to set out on a transcontinental quest to find his killer.

Set against the backdrop of the early American West and the feverish days of the California Gold Rush, Dustland is an epic journey that takes the reader into the American heart of darkness.



Symby
by Steven Heitmeyer
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Symby is terrified, You'd be scared too, if you were tiny and furry and had just arrived alone on a strange planet with creatures that seem to be more interested in eating you than making friends. Getting eaten would be a real shame, because Symby''s got the ability to heal whomever helps it survive.
Jody and Missy are scared too. They're teenagers in love, but their love is destined to end prematurely as their terminal diseases slowly take their toll. If only there were a magical cure that would keep their love alive forever...
No matter how hard he tries, Spud just can't beat the grip of the bottle. He's been homeless for a long time now. He'd give anything to see his wife and son again, but he's pretty sure he's not going to be forgiven for leaving unless he gets his life back on track. To do that, he's going to need help, but from where?
Snuffles, Jody's beagle, is getting on in years, as the pain in his joints keeps reminding him. He's scared too, because lately Jody's mother has been talking about “putting Snuffles down” to spare him his pain. Snuffles needs help, and fast. Right now, though, there's a tiny, furry creature crawling around in his backyard that appeared right after that weird green rock landed in his food bowl. Time for a snack?!
Symby is a magical, heartwarming fantasy filled with tales of first love, selflessness and redemption. Enjoy the mystery of Symby's nature and fall in love with Snuffles, but know that the true strength of Symby lies in the loving, supportive relationships of the characters — they're symbiotic! Written in the whimsical, wondrous spirit of the Wizard of Oz, Symby is a novel for the ages- for all ages!







The Spindle Chair
by Shellie Arnold
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Fiction
Laurie Crane is happily married, yet she aches to have a child. During her husband’s moments of quiet sadness she senses a void she believes only a child can fill. Pierce wants a child, too, and has spent years praying alongside his wife. But he has no idea that a "yes" from God will unearth long-buried memories and bring their marriage to the brink of catastrophe. What happens when "happily-ever-after" becomes more than you can bear?



Death Of a Temptress
by PF Ford
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
When DS Dave Slater is the victim of a botched investigation, he quickly gets bored of sitting at home twiddling his thumbs, but when his boss hands him a case to be investigated ‘discreetly’, Slater sees a chance to redeem himself. As he delves into the missing person case, Slater discovers there could be some link between a girl leading a double life and the police officers who made him a scapegoat for their own failings. When he is nearly pushed under a London bus, he realises the stakes are even higher than he had imagined.
Joined by fellow scapegoat Norman Norman, Slater is plunged into a tangled web of corruption, blackmail, deception…and possibly the most cunning murder he has ever seen. But can he and Norman wade through the ever-widening pool of suspects to find the killer?

Mysteries don't have to be grim reading

Not quite police procedural, and not quite cozy mystery, the Dave Slater Mystery Series is a series that has a sense of humour and doesn’t take itself too seriously. If that’s the sort of mystery you like, you need look no further.



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....







Never Tell a Lie: A Novel of Suspense
by Hallie Ephron
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
Author Hallie Ephron’s fast paced and disturbingly creepy Never Tell a Lie is a page-turning thrill ride that maestro Alfred Hitchcock would have been proud to call his own. A descent into gripping suburban terror, this stunner by the Ellen Nehr Award-winning mystery reviewer for the Boston Globe has been called “a snaky, unsettling tale of psychological suspense” by the Seattle Times. Fans of Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, and classic gothic mystery will adore this supremely suspenseful and consistently surprising story of a yard sale gone terribly wrong.



Land of Gods
by Justin Sloan
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Narcel’s enslavers took everything from him: his family, the woman he loves, and his freedom. All he has left is his will to live and a burning hatred for his masters.

Years of living and training with the Mawtu changes Narcel. Once his sworn enemies, he now considers these men friends and brothers-at-arms. He would snuff the life from those who oppose them, and fight and die to protect them.

As battle looms on the horizon, the Mawtu army faces their toughest challenge yet. Will Narcel side with his enslavers and lead their army to victory? Will he honor his friendship and allegiance with his new brothers? Or was this all a ruse and will Narcel finally exact his revenge and betray the army that took everything from him?

As Game of Thrones is based on the Wars of the Roses, Land of Gods is the first book in an epic fantasy series based on Ancient Greek wars. It features fast-paced action, a love triangle, and bitter revenge.



8 Notes to a Nobody
by Cynthia T Toney
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult
"Funny how you can live your days as a clueless little kid, believing you look just fine … until someone knocks you in the heart with it."

Wendy Robichaud doesn't care one bit about being popular like good-looking classmates Tookie and the Sticks—until Brainiac bully John-Monster schemes against her, and someone leaves anonymous sticky-note messages all over school. Even her best friend, Jennifer, is hiding something and pulling away. But the spring program, abandoned puppies, and high school track team tryouts don’t leave much time to play detective. And the more Wendy discovers about the people around her, the more there is to learn.

When secrets and failed dreams kick off the summer after eighth grade, who will be around to support her as high school starts in the fall?







Bluegrass Undercover
by Kathleen Brooks
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Suspense
When danger and passions flare it's best to find cover...

Cade Davies is a former Special Forces soldier who is now a high school teacher and football coach. And something is trying to kill his players. He's been too busy trying to keep his players alive, while also avoiding the Davies Brothers marriage trap set by half the town, to pay attention and to the fiery redhead who has swept into his small town.

DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a drug ring that preys on high school athletes in the adorable, small town of Keeneston. She had thought to keep her head down and listen to the local gossip to find the maker of this deadly drug. What Annie didn't count on was becoming the local gossip. With marriage bets being placed and an entire town aiming to win the pot, Annie looks to Cade for help in bringing down the drug ring before another kid is killed. What she didn't intend on was becoming the next target.




Fat Girl
by KL Montgomery
PRICE: $0.99
Contemporary Romance
What happens when you're forced to swallow your pride and move back home during your divorce? When you're about to turn 40 and you're stumbling through a series of terrible first dates? When you've landed your dream job but you feel too fat to celebrate?

You laugh, sip wine with your gay best friend, and promise to start your diet on Monday, that's what.

Join Claire Sterling on her journey to reclaim the word "fat." You'll laugh, you'll cry, and in the end you'll realize that there's a little bit of Claire in all of us.



Sharpe Mind
by Lisa B Thomas
PRICE: FREE
Cozy Mystery
Memories are worth more than money. Or are they?

Former teacher turned reporter Deena Sharpe craves more adventure than covering dull city council meetings in the small town of Maycroft, Texas. But when she follows a hunch to investigate a story lead, she finds a dead body and becomes suspect number one.

To make matters worse, a new psychic in town has residents on edge. Strange happenings multiply as quickly as the list of murder suspects, and Deena finds herself with more adventure than she had bargained for. No pedicure is too painful and no dumpster is too deep as Deena seeks to unveil the killer before anyone else gets hurt.














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