Literary Gold 8/4/16

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Illicit Magic
by Camilla Chafer
PRICE: FREE
Science Fiction & Fantasy
More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.

When an attack by ruthless witch hunters forces twenty-four-year-old Stella from her home in London into the protection of the powerful Witch Council in New York, she has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive, yet she might not be any safer in their midst than the danger she escaped.

Hidden from the Brotherhood in an extraordinary safe house by the sea where she is sent to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: √Čtoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful warlock but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?

One secret is important enough to kill for and it's a secret so powerful it could destroy the fragile threads of Stella's new world.



Game of Fear
by Gledé Browne Kabongo
PRICE: $2.99
Teen & Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.



Altered Life
by Keith Dixon
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
In this thrilling detective story, Private Investigator Sam Dyke turns down a job that would require skills that he doesn't have - patience, computer-literacy, tact. Then he finds that the skills he does have - tenacity, aggression, street-smarts - are exactly the ones he needs for his next case - hunting down a cold-blooded murderer who seems to know what his every step will be.

To solve the case Sam must negotiate with his ex-wife, cement a relationship with a new love, unravel an office-based financial fraud and fight off an arrogant murderer armed only with a pen-knife.

Altered Life is gripping, fast-paced, bitterly comic and introduces a tough new English private eye who knows what he wants and, usually, how to get it.

Sam is a private investigator from a working-class environment who works amongst the wealthy and privileged of the Cheshire set—those whose morals and levels of discretion are offensive to him and go against his own values, forged in a strong family environment. The mysteries he unravels become personal crusades against entitlement, wealth and the abuse of power. Although he doesn’t moralise, he gets angry when he sees people who lie, steal and murder to get their way. Like Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade he has a clear view of what the world is actually like, but he nevertheless wants evil-doers set straight and will do what he can to help.






The Neon Lawyer
by Victor Methos
PRICE: $0.99
Thrillers & Suspense
With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case—a speeding ticket—he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

Brigham’s new client is Amanda Pierce, a lost, exhausted woman who gunned down the man who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may prove sympathetic to her unbearable pain, but the law is no fan of vigilante justice—and neither is Vince Dale, the slick and powerful prosecutor who’s never lost a murder case. There’s no question that Amanda pulled the trigger—she did it in front of five witnesses. If she pleads guilty, she will avoid a death sentence, but saving her life this way comes with an admission that what she did was wrong. However, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham will have no choice but to fight for his career—and Amanda’s life.



The Forgotten Ones
by Laura Howard
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
**USA Today Bestseller**
Allison's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his fairy tale about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.



Wendy Darling: Volume 1: Stars
by Colleen Oakes
PRICE: $1.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller's son. But one night, while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children's nursery, and—dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers—they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning into Neverland, an intoxicating island of freedom.

As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boy's paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter's grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from—and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her, have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.









Fierce Love
by Danielle Stewart
PRICE: FREE
Romantic Comedy
Telling James West he can’t do something is like telling lightning it can’t strike. The only thing that crosses his mind is “Challenge accepted.” Finally sitting at the helm of his family's oil company, James is ready to conquer the industry. The gorgeous, mysterious woman who keeps crossing his path looks like the perfect distraction from the stress of his new role. He’ll have to choose between having her in his corner at West Oil or taking her to his bed.

Libby Saint-Jane has been living a lie. One she intends to protect at any cost. When she finds herself in over her head and on the verge of failure, will her boss, James West, bail her out or kick her to the curb? He may not be the solution for all her troubles but might be the adventure she’s been waiting for.



Tin God
by Stacy Green
PRICE: FREE
Mystery & Thriller
The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee's close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend—a man struggling with his own demons—to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.

Before all evidence, the truth—and Jaymee's daughter—are lost.

TIN GOD is a romantic thriller set in a small town. Filled with suspense and featuring a strong female protagonist, this mystery leaves the reader wanting more.



Abstract Coloring Designs: An Advanced Coloring Book For Adults
by Coloring Therapist
PRICE: FREE
Arts & Photography
IMPORTANT - EBOOK edition of this book is an ART BOOK and not used for coloring on the device. The eBook is a preview providing useful content on the benefits of coloring for both children and adults, also showing the brilliant designs available in the physical copy of the book. A BONUS link in the book lets you download books with high quality coloring book PDF pages with dozens of illustrations that readers can PRINT. The download is optional, it is not the main function or purpose of this ebook - PRINT REPLICA. Who's up for some abstract painting? Maybe not on canvass but on sheets of pages. Coloring releases your inner artist. It is one of the few activities out there that let you decide on your own and come up with beautiful works of art every time. The power of coloring lies in its many possible combinations. Are you ready to see what you can do with a coloring tool?





Sun Weaver
by Laura Riley
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Romance
Magic can't solve every problem...

Sasha is hiding in a small beach town, never sure if the people around her can be trusted with her secret. She is a Sun Weaver, with the power to harness sunlight.

But despite her worry, Sasha is happy enough. She enjoys the sunny weather, and she has a good job in a cafe where she can flirt with a great looking guy, Adam. But when beautiful newcomer Melissa replaces Sasha’s boss and shows an interest in Adam, Sasha realizes she may have missed her chance.

Worse, there’s evidence that a Moon Weaver is loose in Madison Cove. As old enemies of the Sun Weavers, Sasha needs to know if she is she being hunted and more - does the Moon Weaver have something to do with her mother’s unsolved murder?

As she searches for clues to the Moon Weaver’s identity, it seems there is one to turn to... except Adam, who has secrets of his own.



Turn or Burn
by Boo Walker
PRICE: FREE
Paranormal Suspense
Harper Knox has ripped up his family's cherry orchard in eastern Washington and planted grape vines, hoping that a contemplative life making wine might help him conquer his debilitating battle with PTSD. But on the other side of the state in Seattle, the Singularity Summit, a controversial conference encouraging artificial intelligence, has many reeling in fury. Protesters are taking over the city. A man Harper has been fighting alongside since Fort Bragg shows up at the vineyard offering a generous payday if Harper will join a team charged with protecting the keynote speaker. Hungry for the cash and the danger, Harper agrees to lend his expertise. When people start dying though, Harper and a woman named Francesca must risk their lives to find the killers and save Seattle.

As much a love story as it is Sci-Fi, Turn Or Burn, driven by the wonderfully cynical Harper Knox, will keep you up late into the night.



Shearwater: A Mermaid Romance
by DS Murphy
PRICE: FREE
Teen & Young Adult
A month ago I was a normal teenage girl, worried about getting into a good school on a scholarship for my singing. Those dreams died in the same accident that killed my parents. I was shipped off to live in Ireland with a grandfather I didn't even know existed, and learned my whole life had been a lie. My mother's past was filled with tragic secrets... secrets that refused to stay buried.

I keep running into two strange guys with abilities I can't understand. I think they're trying to kill each other. Or maybe they're just trying to kill me. But I'm discovering powers of my own. Maybe I'll show them that I'm the dangerous one. Maybe they'll learn just how dangerous one girl can be.










Thirty-Two Going On Spinster
by Becky Monson
PRICE: $0.99
Romantic Comedy
Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her career, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?



The Popcorn Girl
by Michael Vaughn
PRICE: FREE
Literature & Fiction
When the owner of an atheist bookshop falls for the girl who works in the moviehouse across the street, he has no idea what he's getting into. Jasmina is the survivor of a toxically religious upbringing, and has managed to escape only by losing her original identity and, when the pressure gets too much, etching a staircase of cuts into her arm. When Paul discovers a missing person flyer with a picture of a twelve-year-old Jasmina, the psychological fireworks are about the begin. A mind-bending thriller from the author of Frosted Glass.



H2O
by Irving Belateche
PRICE: $0.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Roy Walker is curious. But in a world where knowledge has disappeared, curiosity will get you killed.

Generations ago, the Passim Virus wiped out most of humanity. The survivors banded together to form the Territory and, now, decades later, no one questions why knowledge has disappeared. Why should they? They're lucky to be alive.

But Roy doesn't feel so lucky. He's haunted by the murder of his father and he's ostracized by everyone in town. He asks way too many questions, especially about the water pumped out by the town's desalination plant.

Then Roy finds a tantalizing clue that leads him down the coast of what used to be the state of Oregon. He's stunned at what he discovers. Everything in the Territory is a lie and everything around him is a front. But to uncover the dark secret behind this front, Roy must venture deeper into the wilderness where marauders and the deadly Passim Virus wait to kill.

It's there, outside the Territory, where he discovers the truth about his father's murder and where he meets his unexpected destiny -- To free humanity from the bondage of a powerful enemy.










Little Man, and the Dixon County War
by Stan R Mitchell
PRICE: FREE
Westerns
Did you love "Lonesome Dove," "Appaloosa," or the movie "Django Unchained?"

If so, then you've found the book for you. "Little Man, and the Dixon County War" begins with action and ends with action, barely letting up from its fast start to its incredible, heart-stopping end. From literally the first sentence, you'll see why it's climbed as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List.

Book Description: Young Deputy Marshal Paul Zachary shouldn’t have accepted that badge. And he certainly shouldn’t have shot down a ruthless gunfighter in front of a crowd of onlookers at Belleville’s busiest saloon.

Now that the smell of gunpowder has faded and the blood has been scrubbed off the floor, Zachary is something he never wanted to be: a damned hero. He’s been written up in the papers and has more trouble on his hands than any 27-year-old man should ever have.

But, Paul Zachary’s no pushover. He learned to fight, and fight hard, from being the youngest in a tough line of men who’ve never missed a war. And, Zachary just survived three long, hard years in a ragtag, Rebel cavalry troop, charged with raiding Northern towns.

Unfortunately for Zachary, his fame proves a threat to a cruel cattle baron named McConnell, who's growing his empire by leaps and bounds. McConnell has bribed or buried every man who's ever stood up to him and he soon sets his sights on Paul Zachary, now known throughout the West as "Little Man."

McConnell can't have some young lawman giving people hope, so he puts in motion a particularly cruel and devious plan, forcing Zachary to come after him in a godforsaken stretch of country known by the locals as Devil's County (listed as Dixon County on the maps).

This is McConnell's world, and he owns most of the land and all of the law. Now, the young lawman -- Paul “Little Man” Zachary -- will attempt what even the Army couldn't pull off: cleaning out the lair of the nearly one hundred murderers and thieves who answer only to McConnell.



Dust
by Hugh Howey
PRICE: $1.99
Science Fiction & Fantasy
WOOL introduced the silo and its inhabitants.

SHIFT told the story of their making.

DUST will chronicle their undoing.

Welcome to the underground.



Soldier's Heart
by Michele McKnight Baker
PRICE: FREE
Historical Fiction
Junior Thompson, son of a freed slave, and Webbie Henderson, son of a wealthy family, cross a forbidden boundary between their properties and forge an unlikely friendship in the years that culminate in the Civil War. Young as they are, both must become the men of their families when their fathers are called to battle. When the war comes to their hometown of Carlisle and nearby Gettysburg, will they survive?

An historically authentic, fast-paced, multicultural family saga, Soldier's Heart takes place over a fifteen-year period, culminating on April 9, 1865: Junior Thompson's twelfth birthday, and also the day General Lee will surrender, formally ending the Civil War. Though the victory of the war may be at hand, this unforgettable story reveals how the private battles of the heart rage on.

Soldier's Heart is inspired by the untold true story of the Thompsons, a black family, and the Hendersons, a white family, who lived as neighbors in Carlisle, PA. The author is their direct descendant. Celebrate Black History Month with this book-club selection.













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