Literary Gold 7/7/16

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No Safe Harbor
by Elizabeth Ludwig
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Suspense

Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh.

Despite her brother's warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara's desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke's true intentions come to light.



The First Time is the Hardest
by LA Cotton
PRICE: $0.99
Literature & Fiction
Mila Austin and her best friend, Lucas Gennery, made a pact: graduate college, return home, and start the rest of their lives … together.

One phone call changed everything.

Now, Mila is back in Radeno, Texas, lost and alone with an ache in her heart eased by the one person she shouldn't get close to—Lucas’s older brother, Ryan.

Grief bonds them, tethers them in a way Mila didn't see coming, and when it's time to let go, she's not sure if she can.

Because finally letting go of Lucas could mean losing Ryan as well.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the first time is the hardest.



Shadows in the Past
by Olivia Reese
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
When detective Eleanor Starwood is assigned to the case of her sister’s murder, can
she manage to solve the mystery? Eleanor is devoted to bring justice to her sisters
death and find out who the killer was ­ but can she do it all before time runs out? You
must read the book to find out.







Stiger's Tigers
by Marc Alan Edelheit
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South.

A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, fighter and a right proper bastard of a man… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell. Along the way he must rebuild his new company, gain the respect of the men he leads, survive an assassination attempt, fight bandits, rebels, and an agent of an evil god. His companions on this journey of discovery and adventure are one of the few remaining elven rangers and a paladin on a quest for the High Father.



Falling For Ken
by Lauren Giordano
PRICE: FREE
Contemporary Romance
Contractor Kendall Adams is going broke. The guy who could save her has just tumbled into the project. To avoid getting sued and maybe sweet-talk him into paying, she'll do-- just about anything.

Love under construction: With no family to sign him out of the hospital, injured millionaire Harrison Traynor's choices are between rock and hard place. An indefinite hospital stay or being 'nursed' by the angry beauty he's on the verge of bankrupting. Being kidnapped by Kendall is definitely the bigger risk. But falling for her was never in the blueprint. When Harry finally realizes that 'accident-prone' Ken is actually in danger, he'll stop at nothing to protect her.

Kendall is painfully aware that flings with sexy enemies don't often lead to happily ever after. And the anti-prom queen never ends up with the football stud. Is she willing to risk her battered heart when loving Harry was never in the specs?



A Facet for the Gem
by CL Murray
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
In a land of eagle-riding knights, bloodthirsty beasts, and a ruthless prince, no border is safe for long. And as smoke billows from the only blockade standing between the great city of Korindelf and certain doom, young Morlen races to escape the inevitable siege. Thrust from the chaos with thousands of snapping jaws on his trail, he discovers that the abilities he’s buried all his life are awakening—and it could not have happened at a worse time.

War has come, and he doesn’t dare rely on his untested talents after stealing the coveted Goldshard, which makes strength and invincibility just a panicked whisper away. His dependency on it carries him through many dangers, until it becomes an enemy far worse than those he must fight hand-to-hand. And the allies he meets on his quest are just as troubled: a legendary warrior too afraid to leave his sheltered paradise, a wizard tormented by his past, and a disgraced king who has lost any hope of saving his people.









The Siren
by Mex Xuemei X
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Action & Adventure
Lucienne Lam, born to rule as the last of the Sirens, is running out of time. If she fails to find the TimeDust, an ancient power, her enemies will have their wish--her head on a spike. And she'll never know the love promised by Vladimir, a fierce warrior of the Czech royal bloodline.

Except Ashburn, a genius 'farm boy,' has found the TimeDust first, and its power binds Lucienne to him. She must convince him to sever this forced bond so she can return to her first love. But breaking the link seems insurmountable when the TimeDust launches its own ominous agenda and the two boys prepare to duel to the death over her.



Jump When Ready
by David Pandolfe
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
In the afterlife, Henry has remained with the same group of teenagers and he keeps wondering why. After all, what could he possibly have in common with a Mohawk-sporting punker from the 80s, a roller skater from the 70s with a thing for kimonos, and an English "rocker" from the 60s? Add to that, Henry can hear the other groups but he never sees them. Soon, Henry learns that his new friends all possess unique skills for making themselves noticed by the living. Is his group kept isolated because of their abilities? If so, are they considered gifted or seen only as a potential bad influence?

Before he can reach any conclusions, Henry witnesses his sister being kidnapped. He knows who did it, where she's being held and what will happen if the kidnappers don't get what they want. As the police chase false leads, Henry comes to realize that he's his sister's only hope. But for him to even have a chance, Henry first has to convince a group of teenagers that dead doesn't mean helpless.



Broken Heart Syndrome
by Susie Tate
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Comedy
Shy, reclusive Frankie and her best friend Lou obsess over Thomas G. Longley, as they reverently refer to him, for their entire first two years of medical school. So when he publicly humiliates her at the student bar she is devastated.

Ten years later, Frankie has to work in the testosterone driven environment of Cardiology before she can start her palliative care training and, to her dismay, Tom is her boss.

Thankfully the subject of her long-term crush doesn't seem to remember her and, given her ability to blend into the background, she’s not really surprised. What does surprise her is how cruel he is. Sure he squished her self esteem like a bug at Uni, but the Tom she spent many a pointless lunch break or library session covertly watching seemed easy going and quick to smile; not an uptight, overly critical bully.

Between passing out in theatre and being covered head to foot in the bloody vomit of ‘Scary Glenda’ (A&E’s most frequent, frequent flyer), she can’t wait to get through the six months.

Although she’s too timid to tell Tom to jog on when she is his only target, when it’s her patients that he starts trampling she decides to grow a backbone, and Tom begins to see that she is not the cold, aloof woman he once thought.

Unfortunately his past behaviour is not Tom’s only obstacle to gaining Frankie’s trust. You see, Frankie knows all about being pushed around. She’s dealt with enough verbal and even physical abuse before to last a lifetime, and she’s not going to be fooled into thinking that this ruthless alpha male has turned over a new leaf.

Luckily for Frankie, Tom is used to getting what he wants. He’s determined to make her see herself clearly for the first time in her life and he's just arrogant enough to believe that he can break through her defences.

But Frankie has secrets, and a past that is not ready to let her go quite yet …









Free-Wrench
by Joseph Lallo
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a battery of guns to fend off the airships of the mainland. They isolated themselves from the madness of the world, choosing instead to focus on the pursuits of art and creativity. Few believe the technologically advanced but socially barbarous outsiders have anything to offer. Amanita Graus, though, is hoping that they do.

Nita's mother has lost her livelihood and perhaps soon her life to a terrible disease. Already the black sheep of the family for embracing engineering rather than art, Nita resolves to leave the safety of her home and do whatever it takes to find a cure. For a price, the bizarre crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker are willing to grant her a meeting with their mysterious benefactors, and thus a chance to procure the one thing with a chance to save her mother.
Free-Wrench follows Nita’s adventures in a steampunk world of airships and lunatics. Helping her in her journey are an eccentric crew of smugglers; the gruff Cap’n Mack, the simple but enthusiastic Lil and Coop, the arrogant marksman Gunner, the surly surgeon Butch, and the irritable mascot Wink. To survive and find what she seeks she’ll need to earn their trust, follow their rules, and meet face to face with the people who pull the strings of their society.



The Vampire and the Paramedic
by Jamie Davis
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Fantasy
Creatures of myth and legend secretly live among us. Even so Vampire James Lee never thought he would need to call a paramedic. When his werewolf right-hand man Rudy is nearly killed in a car accident, his life and his secret are saved by young paramedic Brynne Garvey.

Now, as James helps Brynne learn more about her patients in his Unusual parallel world, he realizes his desire. Even after sixteen centuries, James discovers there is more in life and love to experience than he has ever felt before.



Sisters in Love
by Melissa Foster
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn't know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica's office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give in to the heat and risk her career. Danica's desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she's ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she's been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister's promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn't sure it's the right time to set her desires free.







What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
by Claire Allan
PRICE: $0.99
Women's Fiction
It only takes a moment for your life to change forever. And a heart can be broken in a second . . .

Kitty Shanahan, proprietor of The Dressing Room, is very much in love with love. But a routine phone-call turns her seemingly perfect life on its head. It’s not easy to help hopeful brides choose their dream dresses when your heart is in pieces. And it’s hard to know who to trust when the man you trusted with your entire life has mysteriously disappeared.

Journalist Erin Brannigan knows exactly where the love of her life is. But Paddy, who happens to be battling cancer, has turned into a ‘Groomzilla’ – planning their forthcoming wedding to the very last detail. When she is challenged by her bosses to write about her forthcoming wedding, Paddy’s cancer and the man who first broke her heart, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind which spins far out of her control.

Thrown together in the elegant dressing-rooms of the bridal shop, Kitty and Erin find themselves caught up in each other’s lives and wondering if broken hearts can ever be mended.



Sinful Cinderella
by Anita Valle
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
I'm not who they think I am. A docile girl who meekly obeys her stepmother and stepsisters. Some kind of sick angel who cheerfully bears their mistreatment. That's what I WANT them to think. Because then they won't suspect what I'm really up to.

The ball, the prince - it's all part of my plan to come out on top. Stepmother and her demented daughters will pay for every floor I have scoured, every sneer I have borne. They don't know about the white magic, how I use it to enhance myself. They can't see that my heart is black as midnight, rotten as a poisoned apple.

They're about to find out.



All That Remains
by Hannah Holborn
PRICE: $0.99
Mystery & Thriller
Meet Detective Harvey Sam, a small town cop who wants two impossible things—a happy family and a perfect solve rate. Harvey's training at The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children prepared him for the most important case of his career to date, the abduction of eight-year-old Gabriel Wheeler. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the boy’s blame-shifting mother from hell who shoots up instead of alerting police when the boy goes missing. Nor is Harvey equipped to deal with the heartbreak when his girlfriend leaves him on the same night, taking Effie, the non-biological young daughter Harvey adores.

The case goes cold when Harvey neglects to interview Effie’s best friend, the only witness able to identify the perpetrator’s car. As police resources are wasted on dead ends and wrong suspects, Gabriel receives unlikely help to escape from Willard Crawley, a simple-minded abductor seeking a replacement for the infant brother he accidentally suffocated years before.







Tides
by John Strauchs
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Jupiter Ring, a war-scarred Vietnam veteran, cauterized of normal emotions, escapes to a small coastal island in Maine to end his life. He is haunted by the feral wraiths of war and by his Christmas Girl, a radiant young girl he lost years earlier. Driven by guilt, living in the twilight of extinc-tion, his world suddenly changes when he falls in love with Donna, a woman who escaped an unbearable tragedy by hiding Donna in a dark recess in her mind and creating a stronger woman who could cope with the horror, Lilith. In needing him, she becomes a narcotic that is keeping him alive but can't be possessed. In needing her, she awakens, clawing her way out of Lilith's shell. After a child is born, they move to Santa Monica and normalcy seems to settle into their lives. For the first time for both, the promise of happiness seems to be within grasp. When a horrible tragedy strikes Donna's life and Jupiter's true nature reveals itself, Lilith, the "black moon," resurfaces.



Demon Hunting in Dixie
by Lexi George
PRICE: $0.99
Humor & Satire
Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ‘cause she's not looking for a man. Mama's wrong. Addy has looked. There's just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from-well, not from around here, that's for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he's from another dimension.

Addy couldn't care less where he's from. He's gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he's a whack job. Says he's come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what's going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down. . .



The Falconer's Daughter
by Liz Lyles
PRICE: FREE
Historical Fiction
When young Lady Anne Macleod runs off with her true love, the handsome young falconer, Kirk Buchanan, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events that turns her young daughter, Cordaella, into a pawn between wealthy lords locked in a game of power, wealth, and greed.

At age nine, Cordaella is forcibly taken from her Highland home, and given to her uncle. Once there, Codaella learns the truth. She is the heiress to the Macleod fortune, to the dismay of many of her family members.

Thrust into an uncomfortable new life in England with her uncle, the Earl of Derby, she is unaware that she’s being groomed for a marriage to a Castilian duke who cares nothing for her and everything for her dowry…

Will Cordaella continue to act as a pawn in her family’s games or will she seize her own destiny?












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