Literary Gold 7/29/16

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Bone Dogs
by Roger Alan Skipper
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Tuesday Price is a wiseass, a boozer, and a loser. Only his wife Linda recalls a smarter, better man, and she’s losing faith in that man’s return. When Tuesday befriends a strange, silent Vietnam vet who eternally sits with a cooler of beer in a disabled pickup, Linda’s had enough. At her departure, Tuesday is left with only his new friend as a companion—until the old vet is found dead, and Tuesday is blamed. Alone and haunted by regret, Tuesday’s daily life deteriorates until he must unearth his sordid past to reach a worthwhile future. But his past is a tangle of murder, deceit, and abandonment for which his only punishment has been self-inflicted. In order to reclaim all that has been lost, he returns to his deserted childhood home and, with hammer and nails, rebuilds the sagging structure, reassembling a history quite different than the one he’d believed while finding the future not at all what he’d expected.



Crime of Privilege: A Novel
by Walter Walker
PRICE: $1.99
Thrillers & Suspense
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SACRAMENTO BEE

In the tradition of Scott Turow, William Landay, and Nelson DeMille, Crime of Privilege is a stunning thriller about power, corruption, and the law in America—and the dangerous ways they come together.
A murder on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach.
All they have in common is the presence of one of America’s most beloved and influential families. But nobody is asking questions. Not the police. Not the prosecutors. And certainly not George Becket, a young lawyer toiling away in the basement of the Cape & Islands district attorney’s office. George has always lived at the edge of power. He wasn’t born to privilege, but he understands how it works and has benefitted from it in ways he doesn’t like to admit. Now, an investigation brings him deep inside the world of the truly wealthy—and shows him what a perilous place it is.
Years have passed since a young woman was found brutally slain at an exclusive Cape Cod golf club, and no one has ever been charged. Cornered by the victim’s father, George can’t explain why certain leads were never explored—leads that point in the direction of a single family—and he agrees to look into it.
What begins as a search through the highly stratified layers of Cape Cod society, soon has George racing from Idaho to Hawaii, Costa Rica to France to New York City. But everywhere he goes he discovers people like himself: people with more secrets than answers, people haunted by a decision years past to trade silence for protection from life’s sharp edges. George finds his friends are not necessarily still friends and a spouse can be unfaithful in more ways than one. And despite threats at every turn, he is driven to reconstruct the victim’s last hours while searching not only for a killer but for his own redemption.



The Netherfield Affair
by Penelope Swan
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
A Regency mystery for Jane Austen fans! A re-telling of Pride and Prejudice... re-imagined with mystery and intrigue along the way!
Book 1 of a Four-Part Series
When Elizabeth Bennet goes to stay at Netherfield Park to keep her sick sister company, she is surprised by eerie noises in the night and ghostly faces at the attic windows. Could the rumours about the country manor being haunted be true? Then a midnight encounter with a tall, dark stranger thrusts Elizabeth straight into the path of scandal and danger. As she races to unravel the mystery, she finds unexpected assistance from the handsome but arrogant Mr Darcy. Is such a proud, reserved man to be trusted?

A romantic Regency mystery inspired by Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice! This is the first book in the Dark Darcy Mysteries - a Pride and Prejudice variation combining mystery and romance. * Each book in this series features a standalone mystery which is resolved, but the overall story of Darcy and Elizabeth's courtship is told over the 4 books of the series.






Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure
by Michael G Munz
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction
Fantasy Bronze Medalist: 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards
Finalist: 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards

THE GODS ARE BACK. DID YOU MYTH THEM?

You probably saw the press conference. Nine months ago, Zeus's murder catapulted the Greek gods back into our world. Now the whole pantheon revels in new temples, casinos, and media empires--except Apollo. A compulsive overachiever with a bursting portfolio of godly duties, the amount of email alone that he receives from rapacious mortals turns each day into a living hell.

Yet there may be hope, if only he can return Zeus to life! With the aid of Thalia, the muse of comedy and science fiction, Apollo will risk his very godhood to help sarcastic TV producer Tracy Wallace and a gamer-geek named Leif--two mortals who hold the key to Zeus's resurrection. (Well, probably. Prophecies are tricky buggers.)

Soon an overflowing inbox will be the least of Apollo's troubles. Whoever murdered Zeus will certainly kill again to prevent his return, and avoiding them would be far easier if Apollo could possibly figure out who they are.

Even worse, the muse is starting to get cranky.

Discover a contemporary fantasy where reality TV heroes slay actual monsters and the gods have their own Twitter feeds! Mythology sideswipes reality in Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure!




Village Fete
by Michele Deppe
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Defeated, divorced, and obliged to leave London, Simon Whiston returns to the small English village to which he vowed never to return, and to the sister with whom he never got along. But he soon discovers that he isn’t the only one in need of a fresh start. As summer draws to a close, Simon builds an unexpected kinship with his sister, inspires confidence in a boy who has been longing for a father, and kindles a romance with the most unlikely woman in the village.



What Comes After Crazy
by Sandi Kahn Shelton
PRICE: $1.99
Women's Fiction
Fast-paced, warm, and laugh-out-loud funny, What Comes After Crazy chronicles a quest for normalcy that nearly drives a woman nuts.

Maz Lombard craves a nice, quiet life—and who can blame her? Having grown up as the daughter of Madame Lucille, “Fortune Teller to the Stars,” she spent her Southern childhood traveling from town to town, wondering which of the many men her mother brought home would become her next stepfather (in a long line of stepfathers). Maz’s soon-to-be-ex-husband Lenny left for Santa Fe after his very public affair with a fetching young daycare teacher imploded. And Maz’s daughter Hope has become convinced she’s inherited the family “seeing” gene and is scaring her classmates with séances and dark prophecies.

When Lenny shows up on the doorstep wanting another chance, and Madame Lucille pulls into town with her newest husband, any chance Maz has for a simple, ordinary life seems to go out the window. But is life at its craziest also at its most instructive? Will seeing her family in all its complicated, infuriating, and mystifying splendor enable Maz to define herself on her own terms and live the life she’s always wanted?

Delightful, rollicking, but most of all unforgettably touching, What Comes After Crazy marks the debut of a radiant new talent in women’s fiction.










Rise of the Flame
by KN Lee
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
The #1 international bestselling first book in an epic fantasy series fans and critics are comparing to The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

Six races. Four realms. One devastating war.
The survival of the universe rests on the shoulders of one human girl, but can Lilae escape slavery in time to save humanity?

On the other side of the world, Prince Liam leads his army across the realm to protect the Tryans and the fairies from Shadow Elf raiders. When their odds of survival become next to impossible, he must set out on a journey to find a dragon, a powerful child king, and the blessing of a fallen god to aid him in the inevitable realm war.

The path forward for both Liam and Lilae seems clear until their dreamscapes collide. But while they draw strength from their connection, Lilae may be falling for the mysterious emperor who should be her greatest enemy.



Don't Fight With the Garden Hose and Other Lessons I've Learned Along the Way
by Tom Harvey
PRICE: FREE
Biographies & Memoirs
With his debut memoir, "The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager!" enjoying success, Tom now turns his attention on lessons he's learned during his 45 crazy years as a member of the human race.

24 chapters of poignancy, humor, and poignant humor. Chapters include, "That the Paul David Hewson urinal?" - "Brushes with the spirit world aka WTF was that?" - "Don't mess with a mother's love, or Don't be a d*ck to your little sister!" You're sure to have a favorite!
Prepare to laugh and cry . . . sometimes at the same time!



Showdown With Fear
by Stephen Wade
PRICE: FREE
Westerns
When the McVie boys are on the prowl, no one is safe ...

Dan Mullen, the former sheriff of Red Rocks, New Mexico, knows that better than anyone.

Dan thought he had it all – the respect of the people he watched over, the love of a good woman, and his hardworking son, Pete.

But when a fever takes Mary from him, and Jimmy McVie comes to town, Sheriff Mullen knows he had to be stopped.

When Jimmy’s brother John seeks revenge for his little brother’s death, Dan fancies his chances in a showdown.

But life doesn’t always work out the way you plan, and when some innocent bystanders die, Dan is blamed.

His reputation in tatters, he finds solace at the bottom of a bottle, sending Pete away to learn an honest trade, as he pines for what once was.

Once the town’s revered sheriff, he quickly ends up becoming the town drunk.

Is it too late for him to redeem himself?

As Dan battles his demons, word comes to town that the McVie brothers are on the loose once again.

And this time no one is safe, especially Pete.

So when the new sheriff of Red Rocks puts together a posse, Dan joins up, newly sober and with a lot to prove.

Filled with shoot outs, kidnappings and desert heat, Showdown with Fear is a tale of redemption, second chances, gun slinging and love.






Alchemist Academy: Book 1
by Matt Ryan
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
Allie Norton never believed she was anyone special, why would she? She was an outsider on all accounts, even her stepfamily didn't want her. But when Allie meets her new next door neighbor, Mark Duval, he opens her eyes to the hidden world of alchemy.

When a recruiter for the Alchemist's Academy comes calling, Allie is more than thrilled to answer. With Mark in tow, she braves this strange new world, hidden by magic and secrets.

It doesn't take long to figure out nothing is as it is supposed to be. The art of Alchemy is not taught, but thrown at the students with force and cruelty. Students are pitted against one another in a battle of houses. They fight for dominance, while fear and hatred for each other are used to facilitate their alchemist creations. If you can't cut it, the President of the Academy, Verity, will announce your retirement.

Allie and Mark must find a way through the mysteries of alchemy and the academy before they too are retired.



Bitten
by Kim Faulks and Michelle Fox
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Romance
What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?
Your money?
Your body?
Your blood?

Vampires are real and I'm in trouble. Fifteen grand to a vampire mob boss kind of trouble, and I have no way of paying the debt.
Blood isn't all the vampires are after--sex is their most sought after commodity and the one thing I've never had.
So I do the only thing I can to survive, I become a Blood Courtesan.
I've been sold to the highest bidder--a dangerous vampire new to Boston and someone no one wants to mess with.
Only one man can come to my rescue--the vampire enforcer with a killer smile--Kol.
But as I step into the vampire den and I'm forced to bare my body and my mind, doubt slowly creeps in--I don't think he'll be back in time to save me.



Sea of Lies: An Espionage Thriller
by Bradley West
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
Agency pariah and soon-to-retire cryptanalyst Bob Nolan is the hub in the wheel of this international espionage thriller.

Sea of Lies interweaves MH370’s disappearance, a Vietnam-era Spec Forces villain, an NSA whistleblower’s escape from Russia, a sultry Chinese spy teamed up with a CIA code breaker, Iran’s covert nuclear weapons program, a DDOS launched against the US’s surveillance satellites, and the US and China’s struggle for control of the Western Pacific. Singapore, Burma and Sri Lanka feature prominently, with the final showdown in the Australian Outback.

The next eight days will see a war fought, a regime toppled, and lives upended as Nolan runs for his life, tries to protect his family, and unspools a dark web of murder and treason.







Baby Blessed
by Debbie Macomber
PRICE: $0.99
Contemporary Romance
Molly Larabee left her husband, Jordan, after a tragedy destroyed her faith in their marriage. She began a new life as a foreign aid volunteer. But now, four years later, her safety is in jeopardy—and Jordan comes to her rescue. She discovers that her feelings for him have never died, and they share a night of passion that results in pregnancy….
Molly wants her husband back. But Jordan, still hurt by her leaving, asks for a divorce. Can a baby reunite them?



Genesis
by Dale Mayer
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Romance
Genesis and her sisters are the last of her maternal line, the last of the stargazers – except she is a dropout in the energy worker talent department.

Gentle, non-assuming Genesis Chandler is supposed to be protecting the woods, as is her nature – she's an energy worker – but since Granny's death and her sisters leaving town, she's lost sight of much in her life. While she was living with blinders on, someone else took advantage.

Connor has been called in to investigate the sacred forest. Something odd is happening to the reserve, and it's affecting the town's energy source. That also means it's connected to the sacred pools. He's got energy problems himself and needs Genesis to get to the bottom of this problem.

Genesis has no love for Connor. His fault. He loved her and left her, not realizing he'd left the best part of himself behind – his heart.

Can they work together to find out who is destroying their energy reserve – a resource that's key to the life of all who live on Glory?

Their survival depends on it.



The Black Velvet Coat: A Novel
by Jill G Hall
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Fiction
Twenty-eight-year-old struggling San Francisco artist Anne McFarland is determined to get a one-woman show, even though no one, including herself, believes she can do it. But when she buys a coat at a thrift shop with a key in its pocket, strange, even magical, occurrences begin to unfold, and she is inspired to create her best work ever.

Fifty years earlier, it’s 1963, and the coat’s original owner, young heiress Sylvia Van Dam, is headed toward a disastrous marriage with a scoundrel. In a split-second reaction she does the unimaginable, which propels her on a trip of self-discovery to nature-filled Northern Arizona. When Anne and Sylvia’s lives intersect, they are both forced to face their fears―and, in the process, realize their true potential.







Magic Unbound
by jill Nojack
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult

Not-quite-sixteen year old Lizbet Moore expects a boring last month of summer vacation -- and she gets what she's expecting until a fifteen hundred year old Fae named Eamon shows up in her backyard disguised as a down-on-his-luck garden gnome. When Eamon slips an ancient amulet around her neck, the memories of Lizbet's many past lives, including her first life as Morgan Le Fae, come slamming back to her to change her summer plans in a way she could never have expected.


Forced to go on the run when murderous monks show up at the back door, Lizbet hops a plane to Scotland accompanied by Eamon, the whispering voices of her past lives, and geekily cute James, the college boy from next door. Not only does she have to dodge the monks, but she's racing against time and greedy land developers to prevent the entire race of the Fae from being destroyed.


The only thing Lizbet knows for sure is that if she fails and can't produce a few live fairies at the end of her journey, she is going to be grounded for life...and probably for her next life, too.




Sliding Delta: A NOVEL
by Ed Baldwin
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Fiction
SLIDING DELTA is a quest to find legendary musician Mississippi John Hurt and learn to pick the Delta blues that takes a Chicago college boy south of Memphis in the summer of 1965.

"Delta blues taste like sweat and cheap whiskey; smell like jail; sound best in a concrete block club with no windows, set back along the river where there's no law after dark."



The Highwayman Incident
by Kristy Tate
PRICE: FREE
Time Travel Romance
Celia Quinn's business lies in ruins at the hands of Jason West, the latest in a long line of scoundrels. As she seeks to restore her family's livelihood, Celia stumbles upon lore about the local Witching Well, whose water is said to cause hysteria and psychosis. When a mysterious stranger slips Celia water from the well into her drink, she’s transported to Regency England. Her timeless adventure spans miles and centuries from modern-day New England to Merlin's Cave in Cornwall, England. Only Jason West can save her.

But Celia and Jason must tread carefully, as what happens in the past can reverberate through the ages. Their lives, hearts and futures are caught in time’s slippery hands.













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