Literary Gold 7/5/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
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Unlucky In Love
by Carmen DeSousa
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction
Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after fifteen years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out … right into the arms of another woman.

Jana Embers isn’t one to sit back, though. The first thing Jana realizes she needs to do is empty the joint bank account, then she’s thinking she might take a tire iron to her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s truck. After that, she’s not sure what she’ll do … Maybe she’ll adopt a cat.



COPS SPIES & PI'S: The Four Novel Box Set
by David Wind
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery & Thriller
A Thriller Bundle of action and suspense with 4 novels of Terrorism, Espionage, Serial Killers, and Noir Mystery with One Cop, 2 Spies and one PI who change the lives of everyone they meet  

THE BOX SET INCLUDES:
THE HYTE MANEUVER--When Trans Air Flight 88 is hijacked on approach to Kennedy Airport, warning bells ring in every agency in the country. For the passengers and crew the most terrifying hours of their lives unfold. When the hijacking ends with the deaths of the terrorists, and the hostages who lived freed, everyone believes the nightmare is over....but for Raymond Hyte and the surviving hostages, it was just the beginning, as a serial killer stalks the streets of New York, murdering all the surviving passengers.

THE SOKOVA CONVENTION-- In a safe house in France, in 1947, a Russian KGB Agent enters and kills a master OSS agent and his wife during childbirth and kidnaps their infant son. The infant is rescued moments before the KGB agent can leave France. Every trace of this horrendous act is destroyed and no record of the kidnapping exist.Decades later, a KGB sleeper-agent discovers a super-secret file detailing a decades old plot to control the White House and is deterPreviewmined to reveal his discovery--the Soviet sleeper is killed before he can complete the delivery to his CIA handler. The sleeper-agent lives long enough to warn CIA agent Kevin Chapin about a powerful mole in the American Government and how the mole's role in the upcoming Presidential elections are the key and unless he can expose the dark secret, the ruthless enemies of our country will stop at nothing to seize control of the United States.....

THE MORRISY MANIFEST--the treaty was the culmination of Steven Morrisy's career. The hours of negotiation and coded messages between the United States, the Soviet Union and China gave birth to a plan to ensure peace--but in a Capitol Hill office, someone is working to guarantee it will be stillborn. Morrisy wants to bring a new level of peace to the world, knowing his candidate for President must be elected if their plan is to succeed. But the enemies of peace have discovered this and will do whatever is necessary to destroy this chance for world peace. Even if it means killing anyone who stands in their way...even Steven Morrisy's fiancé.to discredit him.

ANGELS IN MOURNING--Early one morning, Private investigator Gabe Storm is summoned to an apartment by the NYPD. Storm learns his best friend, Scotty Granger, a Broadway producer, is dead. Police say Granger was murdered in a botched burglary attempt. Unwilling to accept the NYPD's take on the crime, Storm pursues the mysterious killer into the underbelly of Broadway's high finance, the dangerous world of pimps, gangsters, the Mafia and through the halls of the U.S. Senate, where he learns how even a dead man cannot keep a secret.



A Hero's Curse
by PS Broaddus
PRICE: FREE
Children's Science Fiction & Fantasy
Essie Brightsday has never heard a rock basilisk scream. She has never worn magical armor, stood up to a queen, or run from dragons. Instead, Essie, her sarcastic cat Tigrabum, (just call him "Tig"), and her secretive family struggle to survive on their small farm nestled against the forbidding cliffs of the Valley of Fire.

But all that is about to change when a rebellion against the cruel interim ruler is sparked. Forced to flee for their lives, Essie and Tig lose themselves in the twisting labyrinth of the ancient lava flow. When Essie finds proof that the missing King Mactogonii may be alive, she is given the opportunity to help restore stability to the kingdom. But the course of her journey will force her to face her deepest fears and unravel the mystery behind her own blindness...if Essie can survive the encounter.







Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West
by Chris Enss
PRICE: $0.99
Biographies & Memoirs
This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled-doves, and other wicked women by  offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters.



Selling Dreams
by Susanne O'Leary
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction
The pristine blue waters and sun drenched shores of the French Riviera provide a stunning backdrop to the story of two women, Chantal and Flora, both struggling with the heartache of a lost love.

Chantal Gardinier runs her real estate agency in Antibes with an iron fist. A tough businesswoman on the surface, Chantal is hiding a tragic home life and a secret love affair. When faced with a moral dilemma, she is unsure which path to choose.

Flora McKenna arrives in town with high hopes of finding happiness. When she immediately lands a great job, she decides that this exotic paradise might be just the place to help her heart heal. Selling houses to expats looking for a dream home in the sun would be the ideal existence if it weren't for her demanding boss, Chantal—a woman with no scruples when it comes to bending the rules.

But Chantal’s personal life catches up with her, and she is forced to ask Flora to run the agency.

While trying to cope with French property laws and red tape, Flora is thrown into a love affair that threatens to break her heart.

Set against the glamorous backdrop of the French Riviera with its stunning scenery, Selling Dreams is the story of two very different women travelling on paths filled with unexpected twists as they search for love and happiness .



Together Alone
by Barbara Delinsky
PRICE: $0.99
Women's Fiction
With their daughters off to college, the time has come for forever best friends Emily, Kay, and Celeste to redefine themselves as women. Once half of a perfect marriage—still suffering from a terrible loss—Emily hardly knows her workaholic husband, Doug, anymore, and is drawn instead to what is offered by a new neighbor. A dedicated teacher who loves her job, Kay is confused and troubled by husband John's unfamiliar demands. And Celeste, long-divorced and ecstatic with freedom, sees her electric new life dimmed when her child is endangered.

As the three friends struggle to navigate this uncharted territory, they find themselves redefining their dreams, desires, and what it means—to each of them—to be a woman. But before they can bring about change, they must learn the hardest lesson of all: how to love themselves.









Consequences
by Aleatha Romig
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Suspense
Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she’s there, but it’s been made abundantly clear—she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.

Learn the rules to survive.

Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demons, he has no tolerance for imperfection, in any aspect of his life, including his recent acquisition. Anthony may appear to the world as a handsome, benevolent businessman, but in reality Claire knows firsthand that he’s a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you’re told, public failure is not an option, and appearances are of the utmost importance.

Captivate the captor.

To fit together the pieces of the puzzle, Claire must follow his rules. Will her plan work, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination, changing the game forever? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?



Deceived
by LA Starkey
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Paranormal Romance
The battle between the Titans and the gods of old did not end with them. The demand for revenge has dripped down into the next generation. Twins, Marcus and Nicolas, heirs to the throne of the gods and sons of the last remaining Titan, learn that the purpose of their existence is to fulfill a prophecy born of hate and despair.

They must battle for Pandora’s daughter’s heart, a girl lost to the human world and unaware of her hidden heritage. For four hundred years Marcus and Nicolas have only been allowed to touch the edge of their soul mate’s dreams, but the time of the prophecy has come.

For Samantha, life has been nothing more than a series of misfortunes and heartbreak. For years, she has kept her heart locked away, but change is rolling in like a tidal wave. Now Samantha must discern the thin line between love and lie, myth and reality, and it seems that time is running out …



Tipping Point
by Simon Rosser
PRICE: FREE
Action & Adventure
1903: The Arctic’s fabled Northwest Passage is navigated for the first time. 2012: An eminent climatologist is found dead in his London apartment. For Robert Spire, an environmental lawyer, what seems like a standard executor’s appointment in his client’s will, turns out to be anything but, as he is thrust into an international conspiracy involving a terrorist plan to push the Arctic to its tipping point, and the world to disaster…

TIPPING POINT is a fast-paced disaster-fiction action-thriller with a perfect blend of suspense, action, adventure and thrills to keep you turning the pages until the very end.










Nolander
by Becca Mills
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Beth Ryder knows she's different. In a tiny rural town, being an orphaned and perpetually single amateur photographer crippled by panic disorder is pretty much guaranteed to make you stick out like a sore thumb.

But Beth doesn't understand just how different she really is.

One day, strange things start cropping up in her photos. Things that don't look human. Impossible things. Monstrosities. Beth thinks her hateful sister-in-law, Justine, has tampered with her pictures to play a cruel joke, but rather than admitting or denying it, Justine up and vanishes, leaving the family in disarray.

Beth's search for Justine plunges her into a world she never knew existed, one filled with ancient and terrifying creatures. Both enemies and allies await her there—a disturbingly sexy boss, a sentient wolf with diamond fur, body-snatching dinosaur-birds. Separating the allies from the enemies is no easy chore, but in this strange new world, allies are a necessity. A plot is afoot, and Beth—whose abilities no one seems able to explain—may well hold the key to solving it.



Girl Spoken For
by Suzie T Roos
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
What’s the point of making a New Year’s resolution when weeks later your life goes to the toilet anyway?

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Duncan’s life has turned upside down. Her best friend and grandmother has died, her mother is threatening to send her to an all-girls school for defending herself against a bully, and her abusive boyfriend nearly kills her. 1989 isn’t turning out to be her year.

But just when it seems like all is lost, Tatum is saved by Zach Bertano, her longtime friend and secret crush. Her dormant attraction to him surfaces with his persistent attention. As her love for Zach grows, she comes to learn that he too has skeletons, and his issues could affect Tatum’s life in ways she never imagined.

Zach’s overlooked her baggage—can she overlook his?



Asphalt Asylum: The Dark Roads to Light
by Steve Theme
PRICE: FREE
Biographies & Memoirs
Experience the charity, horrors, and wonders of hitchhiking seven thousand miles alone. As nineteen-year-old Steve Theme leaves on a hitchhiking trek, he has no destination, no timeframe, and no self-respect. Living in a home that wasn't safe didn't prevent him from being selected Scholar/Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school, but hiding one life from the other has broken him into fragments. He leaves Seattle in 1978 as a know-it-all whose hobbies are shoplifting malt liquor and despising his university classmates, and himself.

This remarkable memoir traverses a journey of doubt and growth against a backdrop of constant vulnerability and danger. Theme is a captive witness to dozens of people’s stories until, finally, he’s able to tell his own. Asphalt Asylum carries the reader on a unexpected spiritual journey where an alienated young man eventually understands that he’s always been part of the fabric that connects us all—love.







Witch at Heart
by Juliette Harper
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jinx Hamilton has been minding her own business working as a waitress at Tom’s Cafe and keeping up with her four cats. Then she inherits her Aunt Fiona’s store in neighboring Briar Hollow, North Carolina and learns that her aunt has willed her some special “powers” as well. They say admitting you have a problem is the first step and Jinx has a major problem. She’s a brand new witch with no earthly clue what that means. Throw in a few homeless ghosts, a potential serial killer, and a resident rat and Jinx is almost at her wit's end. Thankfully she has the unfailing support of her life-long BFF, Tori and it doesn't hurt that there's a hot guy living right next door.



The Jewelled Snuff Box
by Alice Chetwynd Ley
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
Eighteenth-century England.

Jane Spencer is amongst a group of travellers who are forced to delay their journey due to a snowstorm.

Their stage coach is unable to continue its journey through the storm and its passengers are forced to get out and walk to a nearby inn.

Jane comes across a unconscious man, the victim of highwaymen, lying half dead in the snow.

The man awakes not knowing who he is and is unable to recognize his only possession: a magnificent jewel-encrusted snuff box.

Jane nurses him and helps him return to London. But, just as she starts to care for him, he disappears just as suddenly as he appeared in her life, leaving only his snuff box in her possession.

On discovering a letter hidden in a secret compartment in the snuff box, she entrusts her lawyer to the care of it. Little does she know that this letter holds the key to a growing mystery.

Jane takes up employment as a companion for an Earl’s wife. Unaware of her acquaintance with his wife, Lady Celia, she is shocked to discover the lady is none other than the girl who caused endless trouble during their schooldays.

As the days unfold in her new employment, Jane comes face to face again with the unknown man, who she comes to identify as being Sir Richard Carisbrooke.

Her feelings for him continue to grow, yet she is forced to hide them as it appears Sir Richard is enamoured by Celia herself.

As the mystery unfolds, Jane’s employment as a companion becomes unbearable. She is placed in an awkward situation and is forced to make decisions – ones that may affect the rest of life….



Love and Other Unknown Variables
by Shannon Lee Alexander
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult
Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered questions. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to touch the tattoo on a beautiful girl’s neck.

The future has never seemed very kind to Charlotte Finch, so she’s counting on the present. She’s not impressed by the strange boy at the donut shop—until she learns he’s a student at Brighton where her sister has just taken a job as the English teacher. With her encouragement, Charlie orchestrates the most effective prank campaign in Brighton history. But, in doing so, he puts his own future in jeopardy.

By the time he learns she's ill—and that the pranks were a way to distract Ms. Finch from Charlotte’s illness—Charlotte’s gravitational pull is too great to overcome. Soon he must choose between the familiar formulas he’s always relied on or the girl he’s falling for (at far more than 32 feet per second squared).







This Time Tomorrow
by Rupert Colley
PRICE: FREE
Historical Fiction
Vast in scope and intimate in the portrayal of three lives swept along by circumstances, 'This Time Tomorrow' moves from the drawing rooms of Edwardian London to the trenches of the Western Front and to the uncertainty of post-war Britain.

1915. When Guy Searight volunteers to fight with the British army in the early days of World War One, he leaves behind his girlfriend, Mary. While away fighting, Guy’s younger brother, Jack, seizes an opportunity to woo Mary for himself.

Forthright and self assured, Guy has always looked out for his confident but frail brother and blithely promises his fretting mother that he’ll look out for him when Jack’s turn comes to join up. But embittered by Jack’s betrayal, Guy vows that when Jack has to face the horrors of war for himself, he won’t be there to look after him.

When the brothers are reunited in the trenches of the Western Front, their thoughts are both with Mary. As Jack buckles under the strain of war, can Guy sustain his anger and allow his brother to suffer alone?

A shocking event, catastrophic in its intensity and barbaric in its conclusion, forces Guy to re-evaluate his relationship with his brother, with Mary and ultimately himself.



Fluence
by Stephen Oram
PRICE: $0.99
Humor & Satire
It’s the week before the annual Pay Day when strata positions are decided by the controlling corporations. The social media feed is frenetic with people trying to boost their influence rating while those above the strata and those who’ve opted out pursue their own manipulative goals.


Amber is ambitious. Martin is burnt out by years of struggling. She cheats to get what she wants while he barely clings on to what he has.

Set in a speculative near-future London, 'Fluence' is a satirical story of aspiration and desperation and of power seen and unseen. It’s a story of control and consequence. It’s the story of the extremes to which Amber and Martin are prepared to go in these last ten thousand minutes before Pay Day.



Clash at Cruel Creek
by AR Arrington
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction / Westerns
Cruel Creek is named because gold nuggets are plentiful in the clear waters but the two mine owners won't let anyone near. Between them they own most of the little town and, whoever they don't own, they buy. Between their money and their thugs, it's a sweet life.

Until a man named "Slate" rides into town. He's a bounty hunter and an ex-prisoner and he's tougher than any four owlhoots put together. His method of "Cleaning Up" a town involves lots of gunfights, brawls, a bit of dynamite and a lot of bodies.

But, then again, he gets paid for the bodies. "Dead or Alive," remember?












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