Literary Gold 8/19/16

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The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival
by Sam Sisavath
PRICE: FREE
Dark Fantasy
ONE NIGHT. THAT WAS ALL IT TOOK.

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.

Survivors call it The Purge.

Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.

Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs.

The rules are simple: stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive.

The road to salvation has begun ...



The Pact: A Love Story
by Jodi Picoult
PRICE: $1.99
Literature & Fiction
From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.



The Cypress Trap
by JC Gatlin
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
His Betrayal. Her Denial. Their Fight for Survival.
For Owen and Rayanne Meeks, what was meant to be a weekend trip to repair their marriage turns into a deadly race for their lives. He took something that didn’t belong to them. Now, the owner wants it back… by any means necessary.

Rayanne takes her wounded husband deep within the Florida marshes to hide. With time running out, it's up to her to protect the man she only thought she knew. But what happens when she finds what he stole, and can’t bring herself to return it either?










Demon Storm
by Dianna Love
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
With Treoir Island in shambles after a Medb attack that left the survival of the missing Belador warrior queen in question and Belador powers compromised, there is one hope for her return and their future - Evalle Kincaid, whose recent transformation has turned her into an even more formidable warrior. First she has to locate Storm, the Skinwalker she's bonded with who she believes can find the Belador queen, but Storm stalks the witch doctor who's threatening Evalle's life. When he finally corners the witch doctor, she throws Storm a curve that may cost him everything, including Evalle. The hunter becomes the hunted, and Evalle must go up against impossible odds to save Storm, and the Beladors, or watch the future of mankind fall to deadly preternatural predators.



Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries
by DC Akers
PRICE: FREE
Children's Science Fiction & Fantasy
Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries; a thrilling high-seas adventure seen through the eyes of seventeen year old pirate Terra Vonnel, better known as the Sea Vixen. The roguish, yet charming girl has finally found one of the legendary Skulls of Aries, the greatest mystery known to man. With time running out she must now steal the remaining Skull from her vicious vampire nemesis, Count Dragos, and travel to Mount Aries to unlock the Gate of Monticule, which holds the Orb of Time.

But what the Sea Vixen and her valiant crew do not know is something waits for them in the shadows of Mount Aries- something so unimaginable that no one has lived to tell about it. Full of excitement, the Skulls of Aries is an epic, breathtaking voyage packed with suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery and unforgettable characters!



Till the Rivers All Run Dry
by Jim Lester
PRICE: $0.99
Teen & Young Adult
In 1941, when thirteen-year-old Ricky Parker’s family is uprooted from their home in Arkansas and relocated to Venezuela, Ricky thinks his life is over. But what he finds in a rough and tumble oil camp on the banks of Lake Maracaibo is the adventure of a lifetime. An adventure filled with Nazi spies, treachery, betrayal, true love, and even murder.

While touching on issues that remain relevant today, such as racism and America’s reliance on foreign oil, this coming-of-age novel is a page turning, high-octane suspense tale of star-crossed young lovers set in exotic wartime Venezuela.










Pitch Black
by Elise Noble
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Suspense
Even a Diamond can be shattered…

After the owner of a security company is murdered, his sharp-edged wife goes on the run. Forced to abandon everything she holds dear - her home, her friends, her job in special ops - she builds a new life for herself in England. As Ashlyn Hale, she meets Luke, a handsome local who makes her realize just how lonely she is.

Yet, even in the sleepy village of Lower Foxford, the dark side of life dogs Diamond’s trail when the unthinkable strikes. Forced out of hiding, she races against time to save those she cares about. But is it too little, too late?



Linear Shift, Part 1
by Paul B Kohler
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
No one said time travel would be easy.

Peter Cooper, a widowed father of two whose life is crumbling around him—until a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general launches him on a risky mission: to go back to 1942 and change a moment in time. The repercussions will almost certainly alter the conclusion of World War II. But will the ripple effects stop there? And what kind of life will Peter return to?

Unknown Consequences: A successful mission may not have the success he had intended.

NOTE: Parts 2, 3, & 4 are also currently available for FREE



Pagan Apocalypse
by John Triptych
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
THE END OF THE WORLD HAS BEGUN. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Steve Symonds is just a typical 13-year old boy living in London. His main interests revolve around videogames, the internet, inline skating, and annoying his friends and family. But when the ancient gods of myth and legend suddenly appear out of nowhere and begin to cause havoc all over the world, Steve must find the strength and courage within himself in order to survive and ultimately prevail against a monstrous, supernatural tide of chaos that threatens all of humanity.

Pagan Apocalypse is a complete stand-alone novel and it is not necessary to read the other books in the Wrath of the Old Gods series in order to enjoy it. This book is suitable for ages 12 and up.









This Can't be Life
by Shakara Cannon
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
How do you keep living when your bestfriend is brutally murdered and the love of your life may be responsible?

Simone, Stacey, and Talise are best friends navigating through life. During their journey, they brush shoulders with entertainment’s elite and experience great successes.

Simone lives an extravagant lifestyle, which some may say has come to her easily. Non-trusting of men, she remains guarded to protect herself. Star NBA player, Deon Bradford – a good guy looking for a woman to love him for the man he is and not his notoriety – has her in his sights and is making every effort to gain her trust. However, Simone remains resistant, feeling she can do without a man's love. That is until an unsuspecting man comes into her life and shows her what true love really is, but is he who he portrays himself to be or will Deon ultimately win her heart?

A hopeless romantic, Talise dreams of having a marriage just like her parents. When she meets a man who she feels is her soulmate, but later finds out they stand on opposite sides of religion, will this be a deal breaker?

Stacey is the brother, the strong shoulder, and the comic relief of the three friends, but when Stacey falls in love, he falls hard. Will his need to give in to his heart cost him the ultimate price?

Once the secrets start tumbling out of the closets, no door is able to contain them. Who do you turn to when your reality feels like a dream and you are sure this can’t be life?



Buried
by CJ Carmichael
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes.

Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries--and her romances--between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help.

Before long Charlotte realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries...and especially not in Twisted Cedars.



A Willing Spirit
by Cynthia Sterling
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
A young widow haunted by the past
Tessa Bright risks more than her reputation when she hires handsome drifter Micah Fox to help out on her ranch. The half-breed cowboy draws attention not only from the townspeople, but from Tessa’s late husband, Will, who insists on remaining on the ranch as a ghost, trying to care for Tessa from beyond. Will doesn’t approve of Micah and tries to arrange a different match for Tessa, but fate – and Tessa and Micah’s lonely hearts – have another match in mind. First published in 1999, A Willing Spirit won the Texas Gold Award for Best Historical Romance in 2000.







Mercenary Magic
by Ella Summers
PRICE: $0.99
Urban Fantasy
Long ago, the Dragon Born were hailed as the most powerful mages in the world. Today, they are condemned as abominations and have been hunted to near extinction.

Sera Dering has spent her entire life hiding her forbidden magic from the supernatural council who would kill her for the crime of being born. After years of drifting, she’s finally found a new life working as a low-grade mercenary for San Francisco’s oldest monster cleanup guild. She’s safe—as long as she pretends to be human.

But a dark and mysterious power is taking control of mages’ minds, and Sera’s guild sends her in to investigate. To save her city from a magical apocalypse, she must work together with a sexy and deadly mage who represents the very council that sentenced the Dragon Born to death. And if he finds out what she is, she’ll be next…



One Black Rose
by Maddy Edwards
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
Go on a journey in this heart-stopping modern day fairytale.

Sixteen-year-old Autumn goes to stay with her friend Carley in Castleton, Maine, for the summer. All she’s expecting is a normal couple of months hanging out at the beach with friends. Nothing out of the ordinary is supposed to happen.

But as soon as she arrives she meets Holt Roth. Holt is unlike anyone she’s ever met before – and her reaction to him is even more unexpected.

Then she meets Holt’s friend, Samuel Cheshire. If her reaction to Holt was strong, her reaction to Samuel is shocking. The only problem is that he seems to hate her for no reason at all.

Autumn knows there's something very strange going on, but no one will tell her anything. When she finally does learn the meaning behind what’s been happening – that Holt Roth and Samuel Cheshire are fairies and that she is destined to be a fairy too – her life will change in ways she cannot possibly imagine, and the choices she makes will have the power to destroy lives – including her own.



The Calling
by Amber Foxx
PRICE: $0.99
Psychological Thriller
Obeying her mother's warning, Mae Martin-Ridley has spent years hiding her gift of "the sight." When concern for a missing hunter compels her to use it again, her peaceful life in a small Southern town begins to fall apart. New friends push her to explore her unusual talents, but as she does, she discovers the shadow side of her visions-- access to secrets she could regret uncovering.

Gift or curse? When an extraordinary ability intrudes on an ordinary life, nothing can stay the same.










Watcher's Web
by Patty Jansen
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
He said he'd help her find her way back home. He was a liar.

She’s not your ordinary country girl, even though she might look like one. She casts webs of power, reading the feelings of living beings and telling them what to do. Nobody knows what causes it, least of all her. Her name is Jessica, but most people call her ‘freak’.
One fateful day, her ‘web’ connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travelling to crash in an alien world. An accident? The more she discovers about the world in which she has landed, the more she doubts it. She is a survivor from an ancient race that once travelled the stars. Her ancestors were powerful and dangerous, and it seems at least two people want her: the man who invades her mind, and the man who’s desperate to help her get back home. But Jessica grew up an Earth girl, and isn’t having any of this. She’ll pander to no one, thank you very much, even if her stubbornness enrages the tyrant race who hold the world in their grip.

If you like adventures in alien worlds, like Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore or Isobelle Carmody, this is for you.



Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel
by Anne Hillerman
PRICE: $1.99
Mystery & Thriller
Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman’s Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.
Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter.
Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key. Digging into the old investigation, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth...and closer to a killer determined to prevent justice from taking its course.



Diva Las Vegas
by Stephanie Caffrey
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
"I could not put this book down! It's all the wacky fun of Stephanie Plum but set in the high-stakes world of Vegas, baby!" ~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

When Las Vegas exotic dancer Raven McShane launches a private detective business, no one takes her seriously at first. But when a former dancer and good friend needs help solving the town's most notorious murder, Raven joins forces with a built bouncer and a smokin' hot Mormon to uncover the killer's identity. Raven dodges casino thugs, old-money families, and long-buried secrets, all of which lead her down a path that's seedier than the strip in the morning light. If she can stay one step ahead of the killer, she just may prove that this beauty has brains, too.













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