Literary Gold 8/2/16

Today's Literary Gold Book Deals:
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Ghost Hand
by Ripley Patton
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.

How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky.

Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia's calculus class, stares at her like she's a freak, Olivia doesn't like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.



What Remains of Heroes
by David Benem
PRICE: $0.99
Dark Fantasy
Lannick deVeers used to be somebody. A hero, even. Then, he ran afoul of the kingdom’s most powerful general and the cost he paid was nearly too much to bear. In the years that followed, his grief turned him into a shadow of his former self, and he spent his days drowning his regrets in tankards of ale.

But now an unexpected encounter casts Lannick upon an unlikely path to revenge. If he can just find the strength to overcome the many mistakes of his past, he can seize the chance to become a hero once more.

And with an ancient enemy lurking at the kingdom’s doorstep, he’d better…



Mervyn vs. Dennis
by Niels Saunders
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Deep in debt, Mervyn Kirby gets a job he doesn't want by pretending to be racist. His new boss Dennis Lane thinks he's found a kindred spirit. When Mervyn confesses he's not really racist, Dennis thinks it's just part of the act. Day by day, to Mervyn's horror, Dennis worms his way into Mervyn's private life. Despite his fears, Mervyn is torn: his new job pays well but he despises Dennis and everything he stands for. How far will Mervyn go to free himself? How far will Dennis go to become friends? Will they settle their differences or end up killing each other? And why are so many shifty people carrying pineapples around town?






30 First Dates
by Stacey Wiedower
PRICE: $0.99
Romantic Comedy
30 dates, 30 wild ideas, total media frenzy… but only one Mr. Right.

Erin Crawford is a relationship blogger with a bucket list and a vendetta. After having horrible luck in her own relationships, she decides to start a blog called "30 First Dates." Her mission: go out with 30 men before her 30th birthday. It's her quest to find a non-jerk in 30 dates or less. As she blogs about her sometimes humorous and sometimes just sad dates, she also begins to cross off her bucket list of 30 things she wants to do before she turns 30—killing two birds with one stone by completing the items on her dates! In fourteen months she skydives, skinnydips, crashes a wedding, travels to multiple cities and lives way outside her usual comfort zone. The only question is, as her birthday approaches and her list grows smaller, will Erin be able to find love? Or is she destined to be a first-date-only kind of girl?




Waiting for Paint to Dry
by Lia Mack
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction
For the past decade, Matty Bell has lived safe in a self-made monochromatic life of work-eat-sleep-survive. Living vicariously through her best friend Claire's perfect life wasn't the plan, nor her ideal. However, Matty learned long ago that it's easier to run and hide from life than to deal with the pain of the post-traumatic stress she’s suffered from since being raped at sixteen.

When Claire announces her family is moving, she asks Matty to come too. Having grown up Navy, Matty’s no stranger to picking up and starting over. However, moving half-way around the world to play nanny to Claire’s children doesn't sound like the new beginning Matty yearns for. Nor does she want to leave without first confronting her fears and coming full-healing-circle. She can’t let another decade slip by before she’s able to trust again.

Endorsed by writer/director Angela Shelton, WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY is a late coming of age story of what it takes to find yourself again.



Lord St. Claire's Angel
by Donna Lea Simpson
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Romance
From the author of Reforming the Rogue comes a full-length Classic Regency Romance novel celebrating the witty and romantic world made popular by Georgette Heyer.

Celestine Simons was of good family, but an untimely death and a shortage of funds forces the homely spinster to take a position as governess at the estate of Lord Langlow and his wife. Never one to bemoan her change in fortune, Celestine is content to spend her days raising and overseeing their children, knowing in her heart she will never have any of her own.

Lord St. Claire Richmond, Langlow’s brother, is a rogue and seducer, content to while away his days pursuing pleasure—and driving his brother and sister-in-law mad by reducing their female staff to lovelorn fools with his flirtations. When he learns on his annual Christmas visit that the drab Celestine was hired as governess solely to thwart his dalliances, he devises a scheme to both stir her heart and spite his family’s interfering ways.

But as his game unfolds, the cunning St. Claire discovers this conquest may be more challenging than expected when the thoughtful and intelligent Celestine begins to fire an ache in his own heart. And what began as an amusement to give the plain, timid miss an innocent thrill is turning into much more, as St. Claire realizes she may be the one giving him the thrill—and teaching him in a way only a governess can that real beauty lies beneath the surface and that true love is often found where you least expect it.







The Abyss
by Lara Blunte
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
It is 1803,the regency of Prince John of Portugal, a man who never wanted to reign.

Clara Moreira Tavares must marry well; her mother tells her that is why she was born beautiful.
But Clara has already chosen the handsome Gabriel Almada de Castro, though he is only the second son of the Marquis of Vargas.
When the Marquis disinherits proud Gabriel for loving Clara, she must refuse his proposal, convinced that they will not be able to make their way in the world. Gabriel disappears without a word.
Four years later Napoleon is about to invade Portugal, and the regent decides to flee with his court to the biggest of his colonies, Brazil.
Clara and her family go with him to an entirely new life in a wild, untamed country.
In Rio de Janeiro she meets Gabriel again, to find that she still loves him. This time she accepts his proposal: he has managed to amass a fortune in a very short time.
Gabriel and Clara embark toward his vast estate in the interior, but a letter sent from Lisbon will shatter their happiness, and an abyss will open between husband and wife.



Disorganized Crime: A Kat Makris Greek Mafia Novel
by Alex A King
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
There's no offer for her to refuse ...

Kat Makris was a little girl when her father spun wild and outrageous bedtime stories about Baboulas, the Greek boogeyman, a lawless creature with a penchant for stealing gold and clashing with the gods.

Now Kat is twenty-eight, single, a couch potato in a cube farm, when her father goes missing. Without him, she's alone in the world. Before the police can work their mojo, she herself is abducted by a couple of hoods with crooked noses, and she quickly discovers her father's old stories were true—true crime, that is. Baboulas is an infamous mob boss in Greece, and Baboulas is the one who has Kat holed up in a private plane bound for Greece.

Now, to find her father, Kat must face the boogeyman …

Somewhere between Stephanie Plum and Michael Corleone you'll find Kat Makris. DISORGANIZED CRIME is a humorous look at family—and Family.



Someone Else's Fairytale
by EM Tippetts
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
Ordinary Chloe Winters has what every woman wants--the heart of Hollywood's hottest celebrity Jason Vanderholt. Falling for a hot shot A-lister is the last thing on Chloe's mind. She has no interest in romance--or his scene, especially the crowd of people who surround him. After all, Chloe's more wrapped up in finishing college--not fraternizing with Hollywood's elite. Her best bet is to stay under the radar and steer clear of everyone's leading man.

But Jason can't get his mind off the timid and sweet girl. Now, it's up to the heartthrob to steal the heart of the one girl who doesn't want him. But what happens when this contemporary Cinderella doesn't even want to try on the glass slipper?

After all, not everyone has the same fairytale. . .





Appalachian Serenade
by Sarah Loudin Thomas
PRICE: FREE
Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister's offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream--even if it means giving up the old?

In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas introduces readers to Wise, West Virginia--a small town nestled in an Appalachian valley where the everyday miracles of life and faith play out in stories of healing, hope, and love.



Marking Time
by April White
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything … a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a Tube station transports Saira to the nineteenth century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War, and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time.

Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and to save her, Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.



Archer
by Jacky Gray
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.

Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.







Pretender's Game
by Louise Clark
PRICE: $0.99
Historical Romance
To be pardoned for the crime of joining the Jacobite Rebellion, James MacLonan must marry a woman who supports the Hanoverian dynasty.

Theadora Tilton fits the bill perfectly. But in every other way, Thea is his enemy.

Thea has her own reasons for agreeing to the quick marriage to James, but none included his sudden decision to move her to his clan home in the Scottish Highlands.

Then the notorious leader of the Jacobite Rebellion returns and James disappears. Now Thea must rally the strangers around her if she hopes to reclaim the man who first stole her heart.



A New Brand
by Lola Grace Stevens
PRICE: FREE
Historical Romance
After a runaway slave saved his life John Brand chose to fight with the union until a bullet ended his time as a soldier. He joins the Oregon Trail looking to start a new life in the West, but he doesn't expect to make friends or to meet a woman who makes his heart race.

Caroline Thompson and her parents lost everything because of the war between the North and South. With nothing more to lose than each other her family joins the trail to go West and start new lives. When she sees John she is immediately attracted to him, but she is sure she will never have him because she is so plain.

Both have scars and secrets they want to keep hidden. Can they come to grips with them, or will they miss out on the chance of true love?



The Rum Runner
by Dannal J Newman
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
Murder. Revenge. Rum.

Maxwell Craig is just an ordinary guy. At least he used to be…

Six years ago he lost everything in one cataclysmic moment in time.

From the outside, his new life appears enviable. Max spends his days on an idyllic tropical island off the coast of Martinique, distilling some of the most renowned bootleg rum in the Caribbean. Only his best friend and business partner, Josue, knows that Max lives for one thing, revenge.

As Max’s plan to lure his enemy draws close, the dangerous and vengeful rum runner learns he has more to lose than he ever thought possible.

Taste exotic rum cocktails, feel the warm Caribbean breeze on your face, and sit on the edge of your seat as this suspenseful tale of murder and revenge takes you for an intoxicating tropical ride.










Devil's Due
by Andrew Warren
PRICE: FREE
Thrillers & Suspense
Thomas Caine is a dangerous man. A former CIA assassin, he was burned, betrayed, and left for dead. Now, he struggles to stay off the grid, and hides from his dark past in the seedy underworld of Pattaya, Thailand.

But when human traffickers detonate a bomb in a crowed Thai market, it sets off a chain reaction that drags Caine out of the shadows. This new syndicate has taken the one person Caine has sworn to protect, and the vengeful former assassin will wage a bloody one-man war to get her back.

Soon, he finds himself taking on the Russian mafia, and an insane criminal warlord who believes he is the devil himself. Can Caine use his deadly skills to defeat these new enemies, and help an honest cop save a group of kidnapped girls before the clock runs out?

Find out in this explosive introduction to the new Thomas Caine thriller series. Fans of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher will love Thomas Caine!




Wildflower
by Drew Barrymore
PRICE: $2.99
Biographies & Memoirs
Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today.
Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.



Someone Like You
by Suzanne Jenkins
PRICE: FREE
Women's Fiction
Life gets in the way as upstate NY sisters, Marley and Abigail cling to each other and their young children. But a babysitter introduces them both to Jay Malik, a medical student from India who becomes their lifeline to happiness, forgiveness and healing. "Another tear-jerker from Jenkins. Have the tissue ready."













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