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Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Morning Bargain Books

Diamond Eyes ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by A A Bell [HarperCollins]
Book Description
Mira Chambers has an unusual gift for solving mysteries ...

Blind, institutionalised and frustrated by her loss of independence, Mira has been driven to the brink of insanity by medications that make her life unbearable. When she astounds two medical scientists by ′seeing′ the impossible, they begin an exploration of Mira′s strange perspectives.

Together with Bennet Chiron, an enigmatic ex-con, Mira becomes entangled in a dangerous adventure of self-discovery that leads them to a killer -- and exposed to a manipulative sociopath whose own unique talent is more than a match for Mira′s.

Layers of secrets are about to be peeled away ... and no one will be safe from what is revealed.

American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee ($0.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo), by Karen Abbott [Random House]
Book Description
America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed. With her superb narrative skills and eye for detail, Karen Abbott brings to life an era of ambition, glamour, struggle, and survival. Using exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, she vividly delves into Gypsy’s world, including her intense triangle relationship with her sister, actress June Havoc, and their formidable mother, Rose, a petite but ferocious woman who literally killed to get her daughters on the stage. Weaving in the compelling saga of the Minskys—four scrappy brothers from New York City who would pave the way for Gypsy Rose Lee’s brand of burlesque and transform the entertainment landscape—Karen Abbott creates a rich account of a legend whose sensational tale of tragedy and triumph embodies the American Dream.

A Plague of Zombies: An Outlander Novella ($1.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo), by Diana Gabaldon [Random House]
Book Description
A captivating tale of history and suspense, with a touch of the supernatural, featuring Lord John Grey. This novella, originally published as “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” is now available as a standalone eBook.

Lord John Grey, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty’s army, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave rebellion brewing in the mountains. But a much deadlier threat lies close at hand. The governor of the island is being menaced by zombies, according to a servant. Lord John has no idea what a zombie is, but it doesn’t sound good. It sounds even worse when hands smelling of grave dirt come out of the darkness to take him by the throat. Between murder in the governor’s mansion and plantations burning in the mountains, Lord John will need the wisdom of serpents and the luck of the devil to keep the island from exploding.

Mother of the Bride ($1.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo), by Lynn Michaels [Random House]
Book Description
She planned everything for the wedding – except the falling in love part....

In a family of jet-setters and lovable eccentrics, Cydney Parrish is the stable, sensible one, always with her feet firmly planted on the ground. Maybe that’s why she ended up raising her sister’s daughter Bebe. Now Bebe is all grown up and about to marry the nephew of the handsome and reclusive author Angus Munroe. Between planning the wedding, dealing with her high maintenance kin, and facing a future with only a cat for company, Cydney has her hands full. But she isn’t too busy to notice that aside from being pushy and generally infuriating, Gus Munroe may just be the man of her dreams.

Angus Munroe is not about to let his only nephew throw his future away on some ditzy debutante. He flies into town determined to “speak now and never hold his peace”–but ends up instead with a broken nose, a slight limp, and his mountainside home invaded by the bride-to-be’s family. He’s pretty certain it is all the wedding planner’s fault. Aunts aren’t supposed to be sexy, but someone obviously forgot to tell the irresistible Cydney Parrish....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Book - Pay Me In Flesh (K/N)

Pay Me In Flesh (Mallory Caine, Zombie at Law), by K. Bennett, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble.
Book Description
Hungry For Justice-And Brains

Meet Mallory Caine. Attorney at law. Zombie at large. She's not like those "Living Dead” losers you see in the movies. She doesn't slobber, drool, or lurch-she's smart, stylish, and sexy. Sure, she's a zombie and a lawyer but, hey, a girl's got to eat. When Mallory's not in the courtroom, going head to head with her ex-boyfriend, killer-prosecutor Aaron Argula, she's in the seedy streets of Hollywood, hunting brain after brain. That is, until some psycho starts hunting zombie after zombie…

The Defense Never Rests-In Peace

The undead are decapitated, a letter "Z” carved in their flesh. Mallory doesn't want to lose her head, but she's worried. Like a lot of lawyers in L.A., she doesn't have a soul-a side effect of being a zombie, not a defense attorney. If Mallory dies before she gets her soul back, she goes straight to hell. No appeals. Objection overruled. If the killer isn't stopped, it's case closed for zombies everywhere. But Mallory is an undying champion of justice. And she won't go down-without a bite…
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Free Books - Zombie Kong (K)

Zombie Kong, by James Roy Daley, and the Zombie Kong - Anthology, by David Niall Wilson, Tonia Brown, William Meikle and Simon McCaffery, are both free on Kindle.
Zombie Kong

While a 50-foot tall zombie gorilla smashes the hell out of a small town, Candice Wanglund drags her son Jake through the hazardous streets in an attempt to get away from the man that is determined to kill them. She wishes her husband Dale was by her side; he would know what to do. The good news––Dale’s alive. Problem is, he was eaten by Kong.

Zombie Kong - Anthology
Zombies are bad, but ZOMBIE KONG is worse. Way worse.

Big. Bad. Heavy. Hungry. From James Roy Daley, the man that brought you the highly successful BEST NEW ZOMBIE TALES series, comes the most original zombie anthology of all time. In the jungles, in the arctic, in the cities, in the towns -- Zombie Kong rules them all. All other zombies must bow to their god... ZOMBIE KONG!

A must have for any zombie enthusiast!

Dr. Steven Rutgers - Understanding Zombie Kong
Shelley Ontis - Manny’s Candy
David Niall Wilson - In Today’s News (Somewhere In Suburbia - Part 1)
Simon McCaffery - The Boys In Company Z
Steve Ruthenbeck - Lyceum
Adrian Ludens -The Elephant In The Room
Amanda C. Davis - Last Chance In Ape City
Mark Onspaugh - Dear Fay Wray, We Need Your Help…
Gustavo Bondoni - Shadow Of The Gorilla
Rebecca Snow - Monkey See
Megan R. Engelhardt - The Gorilla That Would Not Die!
Tonia Brown - My Life Was Saved By Coffee (Somewhere In Suburbia - Part 2)
Michael O’Neal - Kooking With Kong
Max Vile - Bits & Pieces
Trever Palmer - Reach For The Sky
TW Brown - Iced
William Meikle - The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of
T. A. Wardrope - The Upright Gorilla

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Free Book - Zombies Don't Cry (K/N/I)

Update: 1/17/12 Now free from iTunes.

Zombies Don't Cry: A Living Dead Love Story, by Rusty Fischer, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble.
Book Description
In the sleepy small town of Barracuda Bay, Maddy Swift leads the life of a fairly typical teenager, but while attending a party one night, Maddy is struck by lightning and awakens to realize she has been reanimated and turned into a zombie. While becoming acquainted with her new "lifestyle," Maddy stumbles upon two unexpected undead chaperones, fellow students Dane and Chloe, who begin to teach her the ways of zombie life, including defending the populace from Zerkers—the bad zombies. Together, on prom night, the three teens must ultimately defend Barracuda Bay High from an all-out zombie Armageddon.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from iTunes.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas EBook Sales (Part 2)

The Legend of the Seahawk ($2.50), by Adele Clagett

Book Description
In the small Connecticut seaside town of Stuart Cove, David, a young ambitious professional takes a short leave of absence from his job at the New York Daily Press to settle his elderly aunt's affairs after her death. Upon a visit to the Fishhook Pub, David is approached by an old fisherman. This old man has a story to tell, a story about a lighthouse keeper named Danny and the loss of the fishing vessel, Seahawk. She went down during a storm back in 1956, but as the old man said "That doesn't tell the whole story." David found his life, and the life of others, forever changed by this tale and the spirit of the Seahawk's Captain, Scott Spear.

The Charybdis Novels ($3.99), by K.A. Thompson, combines the titles Charybdis, As Simple as That and Finding Father Rabbit.

Book Description
His life littered with the women he's used--including a dead hooker he'd planned on marrying--Chip Davis is ready to move on. A blue eyed teenage wonder has found her way into his life, and he intends to run with her at full speed towards happiness. He knows she's the one, and nothing is going to keep him from holding onto her; not a dead friend, a missing brother, a kidnapped son, or a father whose sudden choice to explore the darker side of his employment will turn him away. Nothing except for his own demons, and, perhaps, the truth.

As Simple As That
They were supposed to ride off into the sunset and live out the cliche of happily ever after. They were supposed to have two-point-five kids, buy a minivan, carve out a slice of suburbia, and stay healthy and young and beautiful forever. They weren't supposed to make mistakes, have tempers or fights or bad days. They weren't supposed to split up. But with 18 years of marriage, 4 kids, a cat, and The Issue between them, Chip and Terry Davis aren't quite sure what to do when the distance between them seems to far to cross--or what to do when a simple case of the flu crosses it for them.

Finding Father Rabbit
After three years in the seminary, Kevin Davis comes home for his brother's birthday, and refuses to tell anyone why he's not going back. No one can pry the reason from him, not his parents, his brothers, or even his twin sister. But when childhood love Lydia Freeman bounces back into his life and yanks him out of his pool of despair, he considers telling her the truth, even though once she knows, there's no going back. He struggles with the truth, a pen pal who wants to be so much more, and an unfortunate streak with fire. Finding Father Rabbit follows the Davis family through two years, from Kevin's return home to the explosion of his secret revealed.

Learning to Fly ($1.99), by April Henry

Book Description
The chaotic scene of a huge, fiery chain-reaction car accident leaves Free Meeker in the possession of someone else’s bag and the hitchhiker she had just picked up dead. By the next morning, 19-year-old Free, daughter of aging hippies, has discovered that the bag contains nearly a million dollars - and that the hitchhiker’s body has been identified as hers. Fate seems to be handing her the chance to make her life over. But when the owner of the drug money realizes it didn’t burn up in the fire, things get complicated. And when the hitchhiker’s stalking husband decides that Free must be some do-gooder hiding his wife, well...

Boomerang (free), by Alan Hutcheson. This one is on Smashwords and has been free at least once before, but has a new coupon code: GK59K, good thru December 31.

Book Description
Ted Hogwood's beloved guitar is in the window of Topp Dollar Pawn. The only way he can get the money to rescue her is to accept an assignment from the AABC, a not nearly official branch of the US intelligence community. He is partnered with Jerry Kwiatkowski to steal a boomerang containing secrets that should have died with J. Edgar Hoover. It would be simple if they knew what they were doing.

Xenolith (free), by A. Sparrow. This one is also on Smashwords and has been free at least once before, but has a new coupon code: XY39L.

Book Description
Liz Bowen, wife of mission doctor Frank Bowen, goes missing in the wilds of Belize. The constables of San Ignacio can find no trace. On a pilgrimage years later to her remote 'grave', Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can't identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Is this what happened to Liz? Might she still be alive?

Favorite ($1.99), by Karen McQuestion. This one has 10 reviews so far and nine of those were 5 star (the odd one out is still 4 stars).

Book Description
Sixteen-year-old Angie Favorite's life so far has been defined by the disappearance of her mother on her eleventh birthday. Since then, she and her older brother Jason have been raised by their grandmother, while their father tours with his rock band. When Angie is attacked by a complete stranger, the crime seems random, until she meets her attacker's wealthy mother, Lillian Bittner, and discovers nefarious connections between the Bittners and the mother no one has heard from in five years.

Told in a unique and compelling voice, Favorite will enthrall readers with its spellbinding tension and emotionally satisfying conclusion.

Victory Cove ($1.99), by Maureen A. Miller, the author of Widow's Tale.

Book Description
Megan Summers thought that she was safe in the remote coastal village of Victory Cove. For a year she hid in seclusion, preparing for the battle ahead by building her own target range and practicing adaptability in the darkened halls of Wakefield House. But, today a stranger appeared on her doorstep. Was he it? Was he her executioner?

For Jake Grogan, his trek to Victory Cove started out with a cryptic letter from a woman who after thirty-five years of silence identified herself as his mother. He was told to locate Wakefield House, the home of his grandmother. Jake found the sinister residence on the outermost crag of the ocean, but the woman who answered the door was not elderly. She was young, attractive, and looked like she would do about anything to get him off her doorstep.

Jake Grogan came to Victory Cove to discover his past. Megan Summers came to Victory Cove to escape hers. Inside Wakefield House their lives collide, and on the edge where land and sea meet, they wage a battle and struggle to survive the night.

Robin Reed has an agent looking at Xanthan Gumm ($1.99), so it may not remain on Kindle for long (there have been others optioned by publishing houses and yanked out of the Kindle store, only to return months later at higher prices; Two-Lane was pulled just last week for this very reason, before I had a chance to add the deal to the blog).

Book Description
Earth - The forbidden planet! Where strange beings called humans toil endlessly, creating the stories loved throughout Galactic Civilization. Stories collectively called The Movies!

One brave soul dares to go there, because he has a dream. He dreams of starring in a Movie, and of meeting the King of Earth - Steven Spielberg!

Dave Conifer has his entire catalog at Smashwords marked as free (which means you need to make a backup, you can't add them to your library and count on them being there later, after the price goes up).

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
A holiday short story about a guy, some tools and somebody who cared.

Snodgrass Vacation
A fun spoof on Disney World and the people who love it. Dave and Vinnie just know Morrison is faking his injury and they have a week at Snodgrass World to save the restaurant by proving it. They'll have to dodge fleets of wheelchairs and scooters long enough to expose him while enjoying attractions like 'Brutal yet Fun and Lovable Buccaneers' and 'Showcase of Random Allied Countries.'

Principal Lukather is desperate. An internet bully is terrorizing his students at Lakeland Middle School. He makes a deal with street smart Scott Halifax: go undercover as a student and nail the bully in return for a ticket out of the County Detention Center. It takes some sly computer sleuthing and a little dumb luck before they expose the bully, and it’s the last person they ever suspected.

Man of Steel
When Joe Jonas is sent to cover a press conference he figures it’s just another crackpot JFK assassination conspiracy until he stumbles across something that makes him realize this one is for real. Abby Reno, a saucy reporter from Austin, insists on working the story with him. As Jonas and Reno circle closer they learn that the secret's protectors are still around and they don't take prisoners.

It wasn't long before the kid from North Carolina had made friends at his new high school in Jersey. Ben is the kind of guy that everybody likes. He's the star of the wrestling team and he's spending a lot of time with Judy Voorst. So what's the problem? Ben Petrovic has a secret. He’s not who everybody thinks he is.

Zach Bowie has been wrestling for years. It was something to do when he wasn't singing lead in his rock band. That all changes when the 171-pounder is injured and Zach is thrust into the starting lineup. He's surprised that the exhilaration of walking onto the mat feels as good as the rush he gets on stage. Maybe even better. How far could he go if he wasn't smoking three packs of Marlboros a day?

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I, by Tracy Falbe, is free on Smashwords (several formats) and in the B&N bookstore.

Book Description
The Rys Chronicles begin with this character-rich adventure that follows the travels of Dreibrand Veta, an ambitious warrior who seeks to rebuild his noble family's fortune. He is the first to join the powerful rys spellcaster Shan, whose race possesses magical powers and whose Queen Onja rules many human kingdoms as their Goddess. The wickedness and tyranny of Onja disgust Shan and he desires to seize the rys throne from her. The third renegade is Miranda. After escaping from her abusive slave master, she becomes a crucial player in Shan's bid for power. To weaken Onja, Shan raises rebellion among her human subjects and gathers allies to his cause. Shan demonstrates his magic in battle and convinces his followers that the fearsome rys Queen can be overthrown. For over two thousand years Onja has ruled, but now, not even fear of her ability to enslave souls will stop her ambitious enemies.

The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One, by Brian S. Pratt, is also free on Smashwords and in the B&N store.

Book Description
James, a high school senior, went looking for a job. But instead, begins what turns out to be an adventure of a lifetime. Whisked unexpectedly to a world where magic works, he must learn to master its power, all the while searching for the meaning of why he was brought there and what he must do.

Looking Through The Windows of Madness, by Leo Vine-Knight. You can also pick up the PDF at the author's website.

Book Description
Steven is a psychiatric nurse with an attitude problem, as well as one or two embarrassing secrets. Close to burn out, he struggles through a maze of flashbacks, rebellious impulses and mind-numbing events, gradually revealing a story of insidious madness.

Not just a story, but also a heartfelt critique of modern values - seen through the comic lens of a professional on the brink.

The Fox, by Arlene Radasky, is free on Smaswords.

Book Description
The Fox is a captivating, fascinating historical romance about ancient and modern people, their traditions, beliefs, customs, and culture.It paints a word picture rich in breath-taking scenery and unique characters.It's a powerful love story full of passion, courage,and tragedy.The Fox shows why it is important to know and appreciate the sacrifices and challenges of the past to live well in today.

On the Origins of Joy Boy's Chasm ($0.99), by Liam James Leaven. I don't know if he's serious or not (although I have my suspicions), but he says that on January 1, the price will rise to $300.00 (yep, three HUNDRED dollars, not three).

Book Description
The mysterious nature of women, coupled with what seems to be a life slated for nothingness, has Joy Boy reeling. His consequent search for Dude, and all that he must know, begins a zany quest for something, anything, with more meaning and staying power than the 18-word sitcom descriptions he writes for his job at the TV Talon Times.

So begins a hilarious series of events filled with a wildly diverse array of impassioned, lonely and restless searchers, culminating in an explosion of pastoral bliss.

De Bello Lemures, Or The Roman War Against the Zombies of Armorica ($0.99), by Lucius Artorius Castus & Thomas Brookside, finishes up today's list and it's a Zombie book (is there really only one in today's posts?).

Book Description
This time, the isolated farmhouse is a Roman villa.

A recovered Latin text tells the story of a struggle between Roman legionaries and the undead in 185 AD. Lucius Artorius Castus leads an expedition to Gaul to defeat a rebellion against the rule of the Emperor Commodus - and gets more than he bargained for when his enemies rise from the dead to fight again. The power of the zombie horde is amplified by the Babel of Ancient Rome's religions and superstitions, and the terror the undead bring in their wake foreshadows the incipient medieval darkness already creeping into the world at the end of Rome's Antonine age. Richly annotated, this mashup of survival horror and alternate history takes the reader on a bracing journey into one of ancient Rome's dark corners.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free Book - The Undead Situation

The Undead Situation ($0.99 Kindle), by Eloise J. Knapp, can be read for free on her website.

Book Description
When people started dying and coming back to life, it wasn’t difficult to start throwing terms like “apocalypse,” and “end of the world,” around. When authorities noticed said walking corpses’ affinity for eating the flesh of the living…well, it was easy to define them as “zombies.”

Self-proclaimed sociopath Cyrus V. Sinclair isn’t surprised by the dead rising and roaming the Earth. In fact, he doesn’t mind the idea of staying in his Seattle apartment until the end of days—that is, until meeting up with other survivors’ cramps his style and forces him to reevaluate his outlook on life.

Click HERE to read it free.