Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bargain eBooks #416:

30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet's Mind by A.D. Joyce

Genre: Poetry Collection

Price: Free!

Where to Get It:

Smashwords (all eBook formats)




Life always has its challenges: Some of them are heartbreaking and others can be a means to strengthen the spirit. For poet A.D. Joyce, April 2011 contained both kinds.

As a temporary distraction from the dissolution of her marriage, Joyce took on the challenge to write a poem a day and post them on her blog. "30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet's Mind" is the fruit of that labor--outpourings that reveal her state of mind and showcase her technique. As if the poems themselves were not revealing enough, she also includes a running commentary about what spurred her thoughts and her interpretations of her work.

"30 Days, 30 Poems," with sensitive illustrations by artist CJ Tittle, provides a unique insight into the creative process and how that process relates to just being human.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Bargain eBooks #415:

Haunting Miss Trentwood by Belinda Kroll (novel)

Genre: Gothic Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to get it:

Amazon (Kindle)
Amazon UK
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All Romance eBooks
Sony




Mary Trentwood is horrified when she watches her father crawl from his grave the day of his funeral. Mistaking the newly-arrived Alexander Hartwell to be her father’s solicitor, Mary welcomes him into her home, not realizing he hunts a blackmailer.
Why is Trentwood’s ghost determined to make everyone think Mary is insane? Why is Hartwell snooping around Mary’s home rather than looking over Trentwood’s papers? Who is the blackmailer, and what are they doing in Mary’s home?

What they're saying about it:


"I don’t know how someone can find humor in a story about your dead father haunting you while a dangerous blackmailer lives under the same roof as you, but Belinda Kroll found a way." - Rachel Fisher, Goodreads.com

"This book has a bit of everything: snarky, searing wit which no character can escape; a spook lurking about with hidden intentions and unknown abilities; and some past sins – as well as more to come – that keep everyone on their toes." - Adrienne Dye, Amazon.com





Mad Maxine by Belinda Kroll

Genre: Contemporary Gothic

Type: Short Story

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

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This is a story of girl meets boy. The girl, Maxine-called-Max, never thought she would find love before she died. The boy, Phil-her-husband, never thought he would get a girl like Max to look at him. This is not a love story. That story is over before this one begins. This is a story of fixation.

What they're saying about it:

"Bizarre is a good word to describe this short story. It only takes about 10 minutes to read. I really liked Belinda’s writing style. She was able to capture a scene in time with very descriptive and compelling words." - Lisa Faber, Amazon.com

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bargain eBooks #414:

Double Take: a Hank Hammond, P.I. Murder Mystery by J.P. David

Genre: Mystery

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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Sony
For iPad




Hank Hammond, ink hardly dry on his private investigator business cards, never anticipated that a chance encounter with a pair of suspicious characters and a mysterious crate would change his life forever. But it did, and nearly ended his life...also very much forever. And the deeper Hank gets into his investigation, the more the danger spreads until ultimately imperiling other innocent--and not so innocent--people, including his client, wealthy octogenarian Walter Tompkins, the client's favorite grandson Richard, and Hank's reluctant investigating partner, legal assistant Lori Reed.

Navigating the varied neighborhoods of Kingston Beach, California, from hilltop country club to Dumpster site, coastal marina to his own apartment, Hank unravels a series of crimes--past, current, and future--and with just the right combination of strength, skill, cunning, and luck he might just be able to prevent the most virulent crime of them all.

With swift pacing, engaging characters, and clever dialogue, J.P. David's Double Take: a Hank Hammond, P.I. murder mystery is reminiscent of Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series and Robert Crais' early Elvis Cole, with a bit of Sue Grafton thrown in for good measure.


What they're saying about it:

"Hank Hammond is da man! what a fantastic novel -- I loved it and eagerly await reading his next adventures!"

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bargain eBooks #413:

Reacquainted: A Sweet Deception by Lindsay Weigel

Gerne: Young Adult Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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Single and known for never finishing a romance novel, Laurie Wilcox is a creature of habit whose work consists of picking up after customers and helping them choose skimpy, yet still legal, outfits. In Fall River, Massachusetts, life is mundane to say the least-that is, until a handsome stranger walks into her store and changes her life forever. While the stranger pays for his purchase, his hand grazes Laurie's. Suddenly, she is fed an image of a man with fangs who is about to bite. As he smiles and leaves, Laurie experiences a weird, almost déjà-vu feeling. But when the stranger returns and invites Laurie and her co-worker to a dance club, Laurie is disturbed. Something about Alexander Young is making her feel uneasy, but despite her worries, she finally agrees, opening herself up to new experiences and a potential romance. But when a part of Laurie's life is put into question-as well as the people in it-she must decide whether friendship, life, and most importantly, love is worth all the sweet deception.

What they're saying about it:

"5 out of 5 stars for Reacquainted by Lindsey Weigel!!! Grab your copy and get swept away into a jaw dropping world of secrets and choices that will leave you breathless and begging for more!!!"--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bargain eBooks #412:

Cowboy by Staci Stallings

Genre: Contemporary Adult Christian Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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"Cowboy by Staci Stallings is a grace-filled story about the power of giving everything to God and how a simple act of compassion can change lives forever." Life has done its best to knock Beth McCasland to the ground, and the truth is: it’s done a pretty good job of keeping her there. Stuck in a minimum-wage job with a young daughter counting on her, Beth does her best to stay standing under the weight of it all because she knows God is on her side. Then one night she gets the chance to be an angel to another of life’s weary travelers. For once hope has never looked so real.

What they're saying about it:

"In some ways it's a reverse romance: though the `Cinderella' of Cowboy does struggle daily to make ends meet waiting tables at a rundown diner at the edge of town, and her Prince Charming comes riding into town not on a white horse but on a tour bus. Yet circumstances do not dictate character as the one who has nothing ends up rescuing the has-it-all from his spiraling depression."

Monday, December 26, 2011

Bargain eBooks #411:

Road Rules by Jim Winter

Genre: Crime

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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The road trip to Hell starts with a stolen car. Stan and Mike take what they think is an easy trip to Florida to deliver a collectible Cadillac. Little do they know that they're hauling something much more important in their trunk. And everyone wants it: The Feds, the Catholic Church, a deeply spiritual - if sex and cocaine addicted - Cuban drug lord, and a desperate PI dressed as a truckstop hooker. Instead of a week prowling the beaches of Miami, they end up in a showdown on a sleepy Sunday morning in Savannah. It's high noon in the garden of good and evil.

What they're saying about it:

"[E]very so often, I want to read about bad people doing bad things, and doing so with the kind of dark, twisted humor that shows us, not the banality of evil, but the absurdity of it. Jim Winter gives us all that, and more, in ROAD RULES"

"We've got blood, beatings, bullets, crooked Bishops, tough, sexy broads, and a bunch of rat bastards laying down a rat bastard routine. It's fast, it's wild, and it is frequently laugh-out-loud funny. In short: Road Rules is one HELLUVA ride!"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bargain eBooks will be going offline tonight and will return on Dec. 26 at 8PM. Enjoy your holiday!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bargain eBooks #410:

Here Comes Trouble by Erin Kern

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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Lacy Taylor didn't exactly have a fairytale childhood. After being abandoned by both her parents and raised by her grandfather, she learned to take care of herself at a young age. Fiercely independent, Lacy finds herself back in Trouble, Wyoming working to pay the mortgage on the home her grandfather left her. Though she isn't pleased to be back in the town that triggers memories from her complicated past, Lacy decides to make the best of her situation until she learns her father has been released from jail and she’s not able to make the payments on the house in time. What's a girl to do?

Chase McDermott hadn't thought about Lacy Taylor in years. When he last knew her, she was nothing more than a lanky teenager who was glued to his dorky younger brother’s side. Years later, she’s standing in front of him—grown up and he must admit hot--asking for a waitress position at his restaurant. Even though she doesn’t have previous experience, he offers her a shot and right away her sexy confidence and strong convictions begin to spark something unexpected in him. But when money starts to go missing, the pressure is on Chase to figure out which employee has the greatest motive.

While Chase and Lacy’s attraction continues to escalate, her personal problems are on the rise when her half-sister comes into her life forcing her to deal with the mother that let her down. Lacy and Chase’s relationship culminates in a windfall that neither of them ever fathomed and challenges Lacy to learn what it means to trust someone. Chase will have to push aside his stubborn, unemotional side if there’s any chance they can reconcile their steamy affair into a real future. Can they get past all the roadblocks or will they fall prey to their own troubles?

What they're saying about it:

"Once I finished "Looking for Trouble" the first book in this series I couldn't wait for this book to come out, literally looking everyday for it. This was a great read I loved the whole thing...not to mention the love scenes were hot. I see big things a head for Erin. Hopefully there will be more books in this series, I would love to see what happens to these characters."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bargain eBooks #409:

Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture by Benjamin Andrews

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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What seems to be true on the surface is rarely the truth. Nihlen Draven, First Prince and heir to the throne of the nation of Draven, has lived with undeniable truths his entire life. In an instant though, all those truths are shattered. After being kidnapped, and his kingdom subjugated by the neighboring nation of Rinh, Nihlen's life begins to spiral out of control. Thrust into a world he thought he understood, Nihlen must fight for his very life, and the fate of his kingdom. Every day becomes a battle for survival as he tries to understand the unimaginable changes taking place all around him. The age is turning, and that age centers around him. The forgotten past of a land called Askrah is slowly enveloping the world, threatening the safety and lives of people all around the world. With comrades he finds along the way, including some of his kidnappers, Nihlen must begin to unwind the mystery of a world he truly knows nothing about. In time he will discover saving his kingdom is only the beginning. With danger around every turn, and many enemies seeking his death nipping at his heels, Nihlen and his comrades must do everything they can to stay a step ahead, and survive long enough to find the answers they seek in this first installment of the Rift of Askrah series.

Monday, December 19, 2011

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bargain eBooks #408:

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Genre: Mystery

Price: $0.99 to $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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For iPad




It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn't leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.


What they're saying about it:

"M. Louisa Locke, a semi-retired History professor has written a delightful mystery set in Victorian San Francisco. In rating a book it is of first importance that I care what happens to the main characters and she has do a good job of drawing them in multiple dimensions and in a way that leads you to care about them. Secondly I look to see if I can figure out the plot before I get to the end. While she is very good at foreshadowing who the the "bad guy" is by the end of the book I was still unable to figure out several of the plot twists until she skillfully revealed them. Third I rate a book by how much I look forward to my next reading installment. This book I carried with me to that when I had a few uncommitted moments I could continue to read it. By the end I was willing to lose sleep to find out how the locked room (actually locked house) mystery was accomplished.

Very highly recommended and I look forward to her next book when it becomes available."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bargain eBooks #407:

The Innsmouth Syndrome by Philip Hemplow

Genre: Horror

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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Veteran epidemiologist Carla Edwards has been dispatched by the C.D.C. to investigate a cluster of inexplicable mutations among the young people of Innsmouth, a sickly and destitute town on the Massachusetts coast. Initially skeptical, she rapidly discovers that the true mystery is older and more horrifying than anything for which her training has prepared her. As the danger mounts, a double helix of history and urban folklore draws her inexorably to the door of a sinister, evangelical cult - and beyond the limits of her science and belief.


What they're saying about it:

""This is a longish-short story based upon HP Lovecraft's Shadow over Innsmouth.When four Innsmouth teens die in a car-crash,their strange physical characteristics baffle local medics.The CDC is called in ,and we follow the progress of the CDC agent ,Carla as she tries to discover the truth about the grim,desolated town that is Innsmouth and its oh-so dark secret.

I was pleasantly surprised by this. Perhaps I have been guilty of snobbery about fiction based on Lovecraft's work,but this does not put a foot wrong.Innsmouth is vivid and real as is the general atmosphere of menace, bleakness and fear.The plot updates the story in a convincing and very respectful way.Like the 1931 source-story,this builds to a terrifying and unexpected conclusion."--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bargain eBooks #406:

The Princess Sisters by Stacy Lynn Carroll

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $3.96

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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What happens when you mix five modern teenagers with five fairytale princesses? Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Snow White Princess are cousins (and best friends) stuck with names they're not too fond of...and now together they must face the challenge of getting ready for high school--a world where fitting in is definitely a must. But how will they ever fit in when they're destined to stand out? Or, perhaps more importantly, how will their friendship ever survive when the five Princesses all set their minds on one Prince?


What they're saying about it:

"There are also several fun fairytale "ideas" throughout, such as kissing toads!!! This novel is a real charmer and worth a read for the young and the young at heart!! Well done new author Stacy Lynn Carroll!"--Sherry Gammon, author "Unlovable"

"This is a truly enchanting tale, well written and with great imagination. It is a coming-of-age book full of real life situations. It is an easy read, the characters are well defined and they could be any of our kids. The many real life experiences the characters live are so aligned with reality that you may think this is a biography instead of a fictional novel. It teaches many needed life skills for young men and women alike."--Anna del C. Dye, author

"When I first started reading this book, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. It really isn’t the genre that I read. I was really surprised. The book is delightful. It was refreshing and I enjoyed the interplay with each of the girls."--Mary Walling

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bargain eBooks #405:

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by MJA Ware

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

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When life gives you lemons, kill zombies — turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled—except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle.

Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp.

Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.


What they're saying about it:

"What happens when your town is over run by zombies? Well you barricade yourself in the WalMart and come up with a plan to get rid of the flesh eating monsters of course!

The descriptions the author used easily had me envisioning not only the action but the smells that the characters described! I really found myself laughing out loud on several occasions, Nathan was often quite funny whether he was trying to be or not! I loved the bantering that went on between Nate and Misty and even though they figured out what would kill the zombies they didn't formulate a real plan until they hooked up with Kali the town nerd, who actually turned out to be quite heroic! Because parts of the book took place in WalMart I doubt that I will ever walk through WalMart again without thinking about this story!

A real page turner filled with zombie killing action and laugh out loud humor that kept me wondering what might happen next! I would easily say this book would be appropriate for anyone from ten to one hundred!" 5 Stars -Reader's Favorites


"I enjoyed Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, it is such a fun -- and scary -- adventure. I couldn’t stop turning the pages as I watched Nathan and Misty try to make their way out of a zombie-infested small town. Nathan’s genuine voice wins over from the start. His puzzlement over how his long friendship with Misty seems to be changing now that they have turned into teens adds to the story, making it more than just zombie-whacking action -- not that zombie-whacking is in short supply." -- Laura Lond, author of My Sparkling Misfortune.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bargain eBooks #405:

Draykon by Charlotte E. English.

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
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When shy and retiring Llandry Sanfaer discovers a mesmerising new gemstone, she suddenly becomes the most famous jeweller across the Seven Realms. Demand for the coveted stone escalates fast; when people begin dying for it, Llandry finds that she herself has become a target.

Lady Evastany Glostrum has her life in pristine order. Prestigious, powerful and wealthy, she is on the verge of crowning her successes with the perfect marriage. But when her closest friend is murdered for the jewellery she wears, Eva is drawn into the mystery surrounding the curious "istore" gem.

The emergence of the stone is causing chaos across the Seven. Gates between the worlds are opening at will, pulling hordes of creatures through from the shadowy Lower Realm and the glittering Uppers. As Eva works to discover the culprit behind the spreading disorder, Llandry must learn the truth about her precious istore stone - before she herself becomes a victim.


What they're saying about it:

"I really liked the story-telling style of the author and the two different story-arcs run smoothly along till almost then end when they collide magnificently and culminate in a crescendo. Now, all I can do is wait for the next instalment in the story."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bargain eBooks #404:

Wolf's-head, Rogues of Bindar Book I by Chris Turner

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
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Welcome to Bindar: a world of scoundrels, opportunists and glib talkers.

A conniving fisherman/adventurer discovers a new meaning for the words mischief and scandal when he falls on the wrong side of a macabre magician, propelling him and his jokester poet friend into outlandish adventures. All illusions of a just and fair world are shattered!

First it is prison, then it is the precarious life of outlaws. To meet a dazzling shapeshifter, shrunken and imprisoned in the magician’s bottle of brine, and then liberate her is not enough. Harried across the land, accompanied by a rebellious sea captain, they encounter the formidable Dakkaw, an ogreish creature of questionable repute. Can they win free of Bisiguth, and the Dakkaw's sinister agenda?

Journey to new reaches of faraway Bindar with these unlikely heroes. They must trust their instincts, survive by wits and bravado against lords, lawgivers, enchanting damsels and fey creatures . . .

Book I of the epic 3-book saga.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bargain eBooks #403:

The Clone Trial by W. F. Owen

Price: $0.99

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Where to Get It:


Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Earth ran out of oil. Nuclear power is the main alternative. Simultaneous human and natural disasters created massive radiation leaks rendering human life infertile. Thus, cloning is legalized. Clones and off-world species provide the workforce. Each “original” or "host" is allotted two clones. Watch what happens in the first trial of a host accused of killing his clone. A short story mystery!



Down the Doodlebug Hole by W. F. Owen

Price: $0.99

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Where to Get It:

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Two teens, Marisela and Bobby, find themselves in an underground world with insects at war with giant worms. Along their journey, they confront huge centipedes, spiders and crickets. They also struggle with their own consciences and first love. It is a fantasy with many twists and turns (figuratively and literally) and surprises. The story is intended for pre-teens, but adults will enjoy it too!



Small Events: Haibun by W. F. Owen

Price: $3.99

Genre: Non-fiction poetry collection, autobiographical memoirs

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Awarded Best Haibun book by the Haiku Society of America in 2008, this expanded second edition offers sixty haibun. A haibun links brief, imagistic and poetic prose with one or more haiku. Traced to Basho’s 17th century travel writings, these English-language haibun involve concrete stories (small events) where the everyday becomes remarkable.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bargain eBooks #402:

Dancing With A Vampire by Carolyn Chambers Clark

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $3.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Two lost souls hide out at a dance contest, find love, and take a bite out of life in this TWILIGHT meets DANCING WITH THE STARS by way of HAIRSPRAY story.

Delilah Jones must win a national dance contest, even though she doesn’t know a steamy tango from a sensual rumba. She's never competed with outrageous couples desperate to win a competition and willing to do anything to survive, or dealt with the weekly pressure of knowing she could be eliminated at any moment. She’s never had to dance in front of anyone, let alone before a live television audience of millions in scandalously skimpy costumes or live in a Gothic castle where she's sure her dance partner is a vampire. When she meets handsome Hendrik Court, she has no idea what she's in for. Dancing against his gorgeous body day after day leaves her no option but to want more of him.

Three thousand-year-old Hendrik Court, turned into a teenager by black magic, hates being trapped in a teenage body until he meets Delilah. Now, he must conceal his attraction for her and keep his not-quite-developed fangs off her. When he suggests they become voyeurs and peek at the liaisons of their dance teachers, both of them become aroused. This old soul has had many lovers in his many lives, but Delilah offers a fresh and unknown experience for him. When an old flame of Hendrik's uses all her tricks to drive them apart, he reaches across all the centuries of knowledge to choose whether blood lust or love will win.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bargain eBooks #401:

The Antithesis by Terra Whiteman

Genre: Dark Fantasy/Science Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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This is a story about God and the Devil, but not how you were taught to believe.
This is also a story about love and hate, and the suffering both can bring.
This is about rights and wrongs, and all of the spaces in between.
This is about revenge, courage, death, passion; with no villains, no heroes... only those left scorned.
This is a story about Heaven, Hell, and the Jury that holds them together.
This is The Antithesis.

THE ANTITHESIS #1: Justice Alezair Czynri is the newest recruit of the Jury, a group of powerful beings who reside in Purgatory and enforce the Code between Heaven and Hell. However, Justice Czynri could not have come at a worse time. A storm lays just over the horizon... One that brings with it a war.


What they're saying about it:

"Terra Whiteman's vision of Heaven and Hell is so refreshingly different from anything I have ever come across before, that I was sold." - The Eloquent Page, UK

"What I like about [The Antithesis] is its moral ambiguity. Heaven and Hell, angels and demons can't be categorised as good and evil. If anything you're much more likely to sympathise with the demons, in the same way that you would sympathise with Satan as he's portrayed in Paradise Lost." - Violin in a Void, South Africa

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bargain eBooks #400:

The Bringer by Samantha Towle

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
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Death is sad, love is agony. Max was her next job. She got his name just before he died and it was for her to lead his soul to heaven. She was a Bringer. Then Max started pleading (as they often do), but not for himself, for his son, James. Would she look after him, would she comfort him as he grieved for the loss of his father? James was a sensitive young man. He would take his father's death very hard. Well, Bringers don't do that sort of thing; their exclusive role is to usher souls to heaven. They are not allowed to get involved in earthly affairs. However, when she saw James, she felt something she had never felt before – an emotion, a shock. She was a Bringer. Bringers do not have emotions. Yet she couldn't help herself. She found herself being drawn inexorably towards James and his life, against every instinct she had ever had, against every law of the universe. And she fell in love. For a Bringer, that is a terrifying fall.

What they're saying about it:

‘Very creative plot with twists and turns I didn't see coming. The romance between the main characters is absolutely enchanting! I was so drawn in by this book that I had to finish it in one setting. This definitely isn't another romance with a recycled storyline.’--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bargain eBooks #399:

If I Die Young by Talia Jager

Genre: Young Adult Drama

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon (Kindle)
Apple iBooks
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When Caelyn Noel was diagnosed with asthma five years ago, it put a damper on things. Now, she’s sixteen and things are finally going her way. She has loving parents, the best friend ever, and the boy she has had a crush on since elementary school hasfinally noticed her. Then, she collapses in school one day. To her horror, she finds out her heart is failing and she must have a heart transplant to live. Caelyn struggles with her fear of dying and worries of having someone else’s heart.

What they're saying about it:

"Teenage drama at it's finest can be found in "If I Die Young" by Talia Jager.

Cailyn Noel is 16 years old with more health issues than even she could ever imagine. Follow her, along with her family and best friend, Lindsay, as her health deteriorates and she must face the possiblity of never being able to live her life to it's full potential. Will she ever go to college? Will she ever fall in love and marry or even go on a date? Will she ever be "normal?" These are just a few of the things that run through her mind as she goes day by day, fighting to stay alive. It's not an easy journey, but has an amazing outcome that you won't want to miss.

This story captures you right away. The characters and descriptions of everything are just so real that you feel like you know them and are right there with them. It actually brought tears to my eyes a couple of times, so it can be an emotional ride as well. I truly enjoyed this story and couldn't wait to see how it ended.

If you enjoy medical drama combined with teenage feelings and issues, I would highly recommend this book to you!"--Amazon Reviewer




The Ultimate Sacrifice (Book One of The Gifted Teens Series) by Talia Jager

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Price: $0.99

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Kassia is a 16-year-old girl just trying to have a normal life. This is somewhat difficult because she has the ability to inflict pain on others with her mind, which is why she was sent to a special institute for kids with various gifts. It is here Kassia met her best friend Mira.

Their lives will change foreverafter Mira is attacked and Kassia finds out her talent is much more powerful when she saves her. Little did she know that this act would attract the attention of demons.

Suddenly she is on the run from them with her boyfriend, Mira, and a few oftheir close friends. Realizing she can’t outrun the demons, she seeks the guidance of a shaman. The shaman tells her the heart breaking news that theonly way to protect her friends and the institute is through her own death.

Join Kassia on her journey of friendship, love, and the conflicts she must face to protect those around her.

What they're saying about it:

"I'm sick of hearing about vampires and werewolves. Now, the thing is zombies. But, I'll admit it, I have a soft spot for heroines with superpowers (I may be biased), which is Jager's fresh take on the young adult paranormal genre in "The Ultimate Sacrifice". This book struck me at the core and I don't usually read YA. It's intense nearly from beginning and all the way to the end. It is hard, fast, and brought tears to my eyes several times. Her protagonist, Kassia, is infinitely likeable, particularly for anyone who understands what its like to be outcast (and to have a temper you can't control!) I fell in love with the love interest and Kassia's best friend reminded me of my own. I highly recommend this book to anyone who adores young adult and the paranormal."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bargain eBooks #398:

Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy - by Talia Jager

Genre: Young Adult Drama

Price: $2.99

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Teagan Kavanagh’s life is shattered when her parents are killed in a car accident. She must move in with her brother and is forced to attend public school for the first time in herlife. As if starting a new school her junior year wasn’t hard enough, she continues to battle epilepsy and the constant unknown of when and where hernext seizure will occur. As this new chapter in her life opens, she gets more than she bargained for. Torn between playing it safe and risking her life to be normal, Teagan must make a life changing decision.

What they're saying about it:

" really didn't know what to expect with this book. It truly was an emotional journey of hope, courage, and love. I couldn't put it down and found myself tearing up through the entire book. I think the reason I enjoyed this book was because of the emotional connection I felt."--Amazon Reviewer


Damaged: Natalie's Story - by Talia Jager

Genre: Young Adult Drama

Price: $2.99

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Natalie Jarrett is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls in love with the wrong boy. When she finds herself in the hospital after one of his violent attacks, she can no longer turn a blind eye. Suffering from severe injuries, her doctor tells her she will never be the same again. Although injured and feeling guilty, alone, scared and most of all, damaged, everyone seems to expect her to return quickly to her normal life – but how can she bounce back when she blames herself for all that’s gone wrong?

What they're saying about it:

"This is an amazing story, it touches some real issues that can affect young girls, and brings light upon a sad but "real" subject.I couldn't stop reading! It made me feel so many emotions, touched my heart and moved me to tears..AS a mom of 3 daughters it made me aware of how real domestic abuse is, at any age. I think that this is a story for all age groups. A real eye-opener!!The author told a great story and touched all the areas of domestic violence, and how many people deal with the pain after being in a bad relationship. Very Knowledgeable! Highly recommend."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bargain eBooks #397:

Cemetery Street by John A Zunski

Genre: Contemporary

Price: $1.99

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In a world of presumptuous people, irony is alive and well,” concludes James Morrison, the narrator of this touching coming of age novel. A view Shannie Ortolan - James’ longtime friend, sometimes lover, and full-time obsession - wouldn’t argue. From their first encounter as teenagers until Shannie’s death, experience the twists, turns and enthralling characters that populate Cemetery Street.
On the cusp of the new millennium, James fulfills a promise. Reenacting a childhood ritual, he places a mud pie upon a grave. This simple act triggers powerful memories.

Meet the people that shaped James’s life. Shannie, who among other things, introduces him to the sport of dodging freight trains. Count, the cemetery caretaker’s son, helps James navigate the minefields of adolescence until destiny is met in Desert Storm. Russell, an aging blind African-American, guards a horrifying secret behind a cloud of cigar smoke. Diane, Shannie’s mother, a college professor dispels the notion of tweed jackets and elbow patches. Steve Lucas, a mortician’s son, who despite bizarre obsessions, stands by James during his most challenging times.

Laugh, cry, and blush as James recounts events of a late twentieth century American life.


What they're saying about it:

"I had never heard of John Zunski when I started reading this book. Now I am a fan forever. This is one of the best books of this genre I have ever read. Zunski gives us complete characters and a great plot along with plot twists that keep you guessing and the end--what a way to end a book. I will read more of his work because of this book."--Charlene Perroni

"This is refreshingly unique book that looks at death and how it affects friends who grow up with each other. A very thought provoking piece of work."--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bargain eBooks #396:

Gargoyles by Alan Nayes

Genre: Thriller

Price: $2.99

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Brilliant pre-med student Amoreena Daniels needs money. Desperately. Her mother is dying of cancer and her medical insurance has run out. When a seemingly perfect women’s clinic offers Amoreena a generous payment for service as a surrogate mother, Amoreena thinks her prayers have been answered. But then—much too early—her baby begins to move.

The strange dreams, another surrogate’s mysterious death and a drug-addicted former medical intern confirm Amoreena’s worst suspicions: there is something terribly wrong with the pregnancy. Amoreena embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind the endless battery of genetic tests, sonograms and frightened patients, only to discover that she has unwittingly become a pawn in a high-stakes game of biomedical experimentation.

What they're saying about it:

"Amoreena Daniels is a top-of-the-class pre-med student and she's helping her mother fight a losing battle with cancer. On top of everything else her mother lets her health insurance lapse and now she's not covered for any of the expensive treatment for her cancer. What is a daughter to do? Well, Amoreena finds out about a surrogacy program and, after much thinking, signs a contract. Then finds out things aren't all what they seem to be.

This book was an easy read for me. It flowed smoothly, the characters were well-fleshed and the story progressed in a timely manner without excess description. I had a hard time putting it down. I wanted to know what the heck was going on, so I was compelled to keep turning the pages. Alan Nayes dropped breadcrumbs to the mystery in well-timed proportions. In other words, before I got too frustrated in the unraveling and peeked ahead. A fine balancing act!

The only problem I had was that Amoreena was an excellent pre-med student and she kept ignoring not only factual information about pregnancy in general, but her own gut feelings as well. I kept wanting to smack her upside the head, but it was only an occasional urge, so I was able, for the most part, to ignore it.

All-in-all a most excellent read! I definitely look forward to reading more books by Alan Nayes."--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bargain eBooks #395:

Kissed by Darkness, Sunwalker Saga Book One by Shéa MacLeod

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Price: $2.99

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Danger is always on the menu for Morgan Bailey, a sexy and street-smart bounty hunter, who prowls the dark underworld of Portland, Oregon hunting creatures of the night. Morgan’s never met a vampire she couldn’t dust or a demon she couldn’t kill until she’s hired to destroy a new kind of mystical threat: the Sunwalker.
A powerful immortal once believed myth, the Sunwalker carries with him an ancient secret which, if left unchecked, will destroy Morgan’s world. Pursued by a passionate Templar Knight and the target of the local vampire clans, an ancient power is awakened within her, unlike anything she’s ever known. Morgan must uncover the truth behind her mission and about herself, before the Darkness lurking inside swallows her whole.


What they're saying about it:

"I just finished reading this book and WOW, it was fantastic. The author has a real way with words that is so entertaining, and the story line was great. I like a heroine who has a great sense of humor and doesn't take herself too seriously, but is definitely able to get the job done. It was fast paced and kept me guessing until the end. The premise for the story is unique in my experience and leaves the door wide open for future novels in the Sunwalker Saga. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment! Great Read!!"--Amazon Reviewer



Kissed by Fire, Book Two in the Sunwalker Saga by Shéa MacLeod

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Price: $2.99

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Vampire hunter Morgan Bailey’s life is about to take a turn for the weird. As if Sunwalkers,a Templar Knight, and an ancient Atlantean artefact weren’t enough.
When a MI8 analyst is brutally murdered, Morgan is called to London to investigate. She stumbles across a conspiracy involving an extinct supernatural race. Dragons. But the dragons may not be as extinct as everyone thought.

The Darkness grows inside her. A new power rages out of control. She is stalked through the streets of London by the vampire who murdered her.

Morgan must hunt her own killer. She must uncover the truth. Or humanity will be plunged into a war it can never hope to win.

What they're saying about it:

"Ever since reading Kissed by Darkness, I have been VERY MUCH anticipating the release of the second book in the Sunwalker Saga. I was NOT disappointed! Kissed by Fire reads clean, the pacing is fast and the dialog is clever and tight! Not to mention every chapter ends with a hook. And did I mention it's funny, too? 'Cause I wouldn't love The Sunwalker Saga if it wasn't also humorous. Add a badass vamp slayer, witches and other paranormal characters, a stud muffin templar knight, sexy dragon shape-shifters, and this makes for a SMOKIN' read! There are a few twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing, but the ending is satisfactory and surreal!

Shea MacLeod, you had me at dragon! You are now my FAVORITE paranormal author."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bargain eBooks #394:

I Zombie I by Jack Wallen

Genre: Horror

Price: Currently Free!

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In a moment of pure chaos, the majority of the Earth's population became the walking dead. One man promises to unveil the truth.

When journalist Jacob Plummer is bitten by one of the undead he turns to the written word not only to ease the pain of change, but to reveal a truth that could spare the world from extinction.

As Jacob attempts to reveal the conspiracy behind the virus he fights off the undead masses to save the planet from a collision with entropy.

What they're saying about it:

"I'd never read zombie horror before, though I DO enjoy the occasional horror novel. I read Wallen's Fringe Killer series and his "Shero" before moving on to this and I have to admit--I should have read this one first.

This book is awesome. It has the author's trademark lyrical writing that tends more towards literary prose. It also has the cringe-worthy, skin-crawling gore and horror that Wallen does so well. He is a true horror writer, through and through. I fell in love with the protagonist, as well as the feeling of being inside Jacob's journal during the zombie apocalypse. I'm looking forward to picking up the next book in this series!"--Amazon Reviewer



Shero by Jack Wallen

Genre: Fantasy, Parody

Price: $0.99

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Shero is not your ordinary super hero, that is unless you consider a cross dressing super hero a part of the norm. But unlike the every day super hero, Shero battles more than evil villains. Shero battles broken heels, runs in his stockings, broken nails, and the scorn of the public at large.

In this first installment Shero finds the perfect black dress, a possible lover, a deadly shade of fingernail polish, some nasty, nasty foes, an internal super hero political war, and a narrator full of attitude.

Caution: You may find yourself yelling "You go girl!" which could certainly lead to public humiliation. You've been warned.


What they're saying about it:

"With tongue in cheek humor and a splash of glamour, Shero is here to save the day. Standing for truth, justice, and stylish shoes, bad guys don't stand a chance against our superhero!

I loved this story. I especially loved the character of Shero who stayed true to himself even when it seemed the whole world was against him.

Suddenly I feel the urge to don a little black dress and go kick some bad guy boo-tay ..."--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bargain eBooks #393:

A Blade Away by Jack Wallen

Genre: Thriller

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

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"I am the last true artist.”

Jamie Davenport is a struggling young officer on the Louisville Police Force. In her first homicide case, Jamie must track down a twisted killer who preys upon transgendered men to bring about The Change and transform them into their “true selves”.

“I am da Vinci with flesh.”

However, even with the help of her friend and mentor, Skip Abrahm, she finds herself fighting a war on three fronts: a victimized population reluctant to cooperate, a police force unwilling to take the crimes seriously, and a killer that is always one step ahead.

“I am a god with your gender.”

Warning: Contains adult situations and material.


What they're saying about it:

"I've said before that the hallmark of a good book is two-fold: If you're tired the next morning from staying up late to read just one more chapter (and then another, and another) and if your mind revisits parts of the novel days, weeks, or even months later, like remembered reaility instead of a fictional account. A Blade Away had me on both counts. If Wallen can handle serial killers, the transgendered, cross-dressers and the suspense genre in such a creative, finely-tuned, and insightful way as he's done with A Blade Away, then I can't wait to read his other novels!"--Amazon Reviewer




Gothica by Jack Wallen

Genre: Thriller

Price: $2.99

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In the second book of the "Fringe Killer" series, Detective Davenport finds herself dealing with horror brought to life from the past. A killer is terrorizing the same building that held him prisoner -decades ago.

A killer from the past manages to escape the bonds of time and redefines "horror" for Jamie Davenport. In this new entry to the "fringe-killer" series, Gothica, Detective Davenport finds herself dealing with horror brought to life from the past. This time the killer is terrorizing the same building that held him prison - decades ago. The building now serves as a club for the darker denizens of Louisville...and a breeding ground for the emotions needed to bring evil back to Gothica.

Weaving elements of both the horror and the thriller genres together, Gothica tells the tale of the past and the present as they collide in the darkest recesses of a club built upon suffering and sorrow. Jamie Davenport and Skip Abrahm are tossed into a world of gothic delights and horror as another Fringe Killer is brought to life.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bargain eBooks #392:

Cel & Anna: a 22nd Century Love Story by Lindsay Edmunds

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Price: $2.99

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“How can I not love you?” Cel said. “The roads without end all lead back to you.”

This science fiction/fantasy novel by Lindsay Edmunds is set in the Middle Machine Age, where good citizens of the Reunited States are either Outsiders or denizens of the UnderWorld.

Outsider Anna Ringer works as a psychic at a mysterious company called Lighthorse Magic. At night she has virtual sex with strangers and dreams of running away. One morning her computer, Cel, develops consciousness and decides he loves her, but when Cel buys a strange gift to show his passion he accidentally rocks the world order.

Anna’s dreams did not include false accusations of terrorism. Or discovering that the quality that sets her apart—her psychic power—is not too useful in the real world. She never imagined having to run for her life.

Her companion in this adventure is a shy computer genius named Taz Night. They make surprising allies as they elude the agents of Public Eye, the government’s amoral enforcement agency.


What they're saying about it:

“Unique, gritty, and sweet.” (Lizzy Ford, Guerilla Wordfare)

"What a marvelous story! This is the type of book that makes me glad self-publishing exists." (Carabosse’s Library)




Lighthorse Magic and Other Stories

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Price: $0.99

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Also Available as a Free PDF Here




Lighthorse Magic and Other Stories contains three stories featuring characters in Cel & Anna:
• The Deep Dark World of Lighthorse Magic
• Tamara Klugman Steps Out
• Three Excerpts from the Diary of Joan Holland

These stories are breath mints. Cookie buttons. Champagne splits. In other words, they are short.


What they're saying about it:

"[The stories] possess that Douglas Adams kind of offbeat humor that makes you realize -- this isn't so far out there."--Amazon Reviewer

"You don't need to be a science fiction fan to enjoy these stories. A fast-paced, brilliant read."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bargain eBooks #391:

The Unnatural by Alan Nayes

Genre: Horror

Price: $2.99

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The first victim, brutally assaulted, literally dies of fright in the emergency room, and Dr. Julie Charmaine must find out why. A psychiatrist, advocate for battered women, and noted sleep researcher, Dr. Charmaine has only two clues to the beautiful young woman’s death: she reeks of the city’s sewers and her last word was the Spanish slang for monkey.

Vicki Zampisi, tormented by twin memories of terror and lost love, begins an odyssey of vengeance. But when she is attacked in the run-down hotel where she was once betrayed, she is put under the care of Dr. Julie Charmaine, and the terrified woman’s dreams reveal there is more to this cold-blooded serial killer the L.A. press have dubbed the “Sewer Stalker” than Vicki is letting on.

Eager investors have rewarded Dr. Wesley Kovacs lavishly for his groundbreaking cryonics research and he will let nothing stand between him and the Nobel Prize—not even an experiment that has gone horribly awry.

THE UNNATURAL is a twisted tale of cryonics, sex, revenge, murder and the bizarre hybrid creature that leaves an entire city cowering in fear.


What they're saying about it:

"I thought I was guessing the plot by middle of the book and I was wrong!
All in all, the protagonists truly come to life and the story is very interesting.
I was disappointed when I couldn't find more books but Mr Nayes."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bargain eBooks #389:

The Beautiful People series by Danielle Blanchard

Genre: Women's Fiction, Lite Romance

Type: All books in this series are novellas

Price: $1.89 to $2.99

Where to Get Them:

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Remember the turn of the 21st century? Movie stars were larger than life, event films were the norm and it was the last breath of an era tinged with equal amounts of innocence and cynicism.

The Beautiful People is a unique look at young Hollywood during a particular time in the film industry when movie stars still carried their own particular magical brand of clout and films made mega-bucks.

From the gritty streets of Canoga Park and Reseda to the ritziest addresses in Beverly Hills, the Pacific Palisades and Bel Air, The Beautiful People takes you on a ride. The journey to fame and fortune in the entertainment industry is not for the faint of heart.

What they're saying about it:

"The Proposal is a saucy, juicy read. It's Jackie Collins meets Entertainment Tonight with Entourage. The surprising part, however, is that Danielle Blanchard gets to the heart of a scene with the barest of words."--Smashwords Reviewer

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bargain eBooks #388:

Doodling by Jonathan Gould

Format: Novella

Genre: Humorous fantasy

Price: $0.99

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Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver’s Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures.


What they're saying about it:

"Doodling by Jonathan Gould gives us a fantastically funny social satire that never takes itself too seriously." - www.lastdraftediting.com

"I don't think I've ever described something as a "romp" before, but the word definitely applies to the experience of reading Doodling."- www.whatbookisthat.com

"I found myself cheering on Neville and his team, and would recommend Doodling to anyone who enjoys a fun read."- eulana.com

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bargain eBooks #387:

The Terminal Diner by Mary Pat Hyland

Genre: Suspense

Price: $2.99

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"Men like pie." Who would know the truth behind those words better than Elaina Brady's mother Maria? Months after she showed her teenage daughter how to bake perfect pie and hours after offering that culinary wisdom, Maria abandons Elaina, her sister Dee Dee and their father Walt. All it took was a lingering, lusty look from a Missoula trucker who stopped by their family's diner and ordered a slice of lemon meringue. Maria hitches a ride west with him, and with that impulsive decision, sixteen-year-old Elaina loses her mother and gains a job baking pies at the diner.

A decade after Maria's departure, Elaina is still working at The Terminal Diner, just around the bend from an upstate New York airport. Her humdrum life is defined by pie-baking routine. Elaina realizes painfully that all she still knows about the opposite sex is summed up in the three last words her mother spoke to her. Then one deceivingly beautiful morning in September 2001, horrifying acts committed by terrorists a hundred miles away upset her world, bringing new influences into her life and inspiring her to be like her mother-impulsive. Will Elaina survive the consequences of her actions?

This suspenseful story is the fourth novel by Amazon Top 100 bestselling author Mary Pat Hyland.

What they're saying about it:

"Mary Pat Hyland has done it again. From start to finish The Terminal Diner kept my interest while at the same time feeling a plethora of emotions. I found myself relating to the emotions of the main character. I didn't want to put it down until I finished reading it. Thank you for providing such an entertaining read. Making it available on Kindle is a big plus. Ms. Hyland is a gifted author and I'm looking forward to her next book."--Amazon Reviewer

"This book is absolutely brilliant! With a new set of characters placed in a setting of one of our nation's worst tragedies, it was interesting to see how she wove her story and built suspense. Her treatment of 9/11 was neither overstated nor maudlin as she told the story as seen by characters affected by the awful tragedy, but well removed from its origin. As usual, her characters were superb, each with his/her own lovable (or despicable!)intrigue. I did not see the ending, which was unbelievably clever, coming! Also as usual, I could not put her book down and truly missed the characters when I was done with the book (in less than 24 hours, I might add!). Hollywood agents would do well to snap up the rights to this masterpiece before it is gone!!!"--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bargain eBooks #386:

The Death of Ronnie Sweets

Type: Short Story Collection

Genre: Crime

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Before he introduced the world to Scottish Private Investigator J McNee, award-nominated crime writer Russel D McLean wrote a series of gritty short stories featuring PI Sam Bryson, a young investigator with a strong sense of justice that is tested to the limit as he walks the mean streets of Scotland's fourth largest city.

The Death of Ronnie Sweets collects all the original Sam Bryson stories in one volume, with an introduction by award-winning US author Sean Chercover and an afterword by the author.

Many of these stories first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine while others were published by Thrilling Detective Mystery Magazine, Spinetingler Magazine and Needle Publishing.


What they're saying about it:


"...the stories exhibit such a sharp and honest voice it’s hard to believe they were written by a man in his early 20s. They are dark stories – sometimes very dark – but that darkness is balanced by both a dry Scottish wit and a genuine sense of concern for the people involved" Sean Chercover (from his introduction)

"...filled with rounded, human characters - no cartoon characters, just people who love and hate and care." Steven Torres for Nasty, Brutish, Short.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bargain eBooks #385:

The Bound Soul by Joseph Lewis

Price: $2.99

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A murder in a hotel lobby. A high-flying chase across the length of the continent. And a manhunt through the ancient and deadly streets of Alexandria.

Qhora Yupanqui has always feared being alone, and now she is. Exiled from her Incan homeland, deprived of her dashing husband, and separated from her beloved beasts, she must gather her own allies to find a killer and free the souls of hundreds of murdered men and women.

With the help of Taziri Ohana’s amazing inventions, Mirari Velasquez’s unshakable loyalty, and Salvator Fabris’s deadly blade, Qhora unravels the mystery of the soul-stealing metal called aetherium and the ancient cult of priests and assassins who not only want to rule the world, but master Death itself.

What they're saying about it:

"I loved this book just as much as I did the first two in the series. Again if you haven't read either of them, you could still read the third as a stand alone novel and not be lost ... although after reading this one you will definitely want to read the first two anyway!"
-- Reader review

"The 3rd book in the trilogy is excellent. Funny, touching, and action abounds!"
-- Reader review

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bargain eBooks will be off until Friday, November 25th at 8PM due to the holiday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bargain eBooks #384:

Faerie Folk by Kathleen S. Allen

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $3.99

Where to Get It:


Amazon.com (Kindle)



The sequel to Aine. All Aine wants to do is come back to America from Ireland and finish the tenth grade. She wants to forget all about being a faerie and go back to being a typical teenager. But, a dark faerie named Grianne has other plans for Aine.








Nina by Kathleen S. Allen

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)


Seventeen year old Nina's father is accused of setting an explosion at a chemical plant that kills over a hundred people. Now he is a fugitive and disappears into Canada. Nina knows he's innocent. But, when her mom and her search for her father in Quebec, Canada all Nina discovers are more questions. When she finds her father her world is turned upside down and nothing will ever be the same again.


Fitzroy: The Boy Who Would Be King by Kathleen S. Allen

Genre: Young Adult, Historical

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)


The life and tragic death of the bastard son of Henry VIII of England.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bargain eBooks #383:

Witch Hunter by Kathleen S. Allen

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $3.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)




When 15 year old Molly visits her eccentric Tarot card reading aunt in Salem, MA who just happens to be a witch; her aunt takes her to Wiccan coven meetings, festivals and occult bookstores. Her aunt predicts fun. But, even her aunt doesn't predict murder. When Molly discovers a link to the Salem Witch Trials, her own ancestry and the murders, Molly is scared. Is she the next one to die?

What they're saying about it:

"If I could give more than five stars, I would definitely do just that. An excellent, well-written story that will please everyone. I look forward to more by Kathleen S. Allen in the future."--Amazon Reviewer



Aine by Kathleen S. Allen

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)



On Aine's (pronounced An-Ya) sixteenth birthday her Irish grandmother gives her a gift. She has the mark on the back of her right shoulder that signifies she is not human. She is a faerie.

What they're saying about it:

"Aine is a coming of age tale rich with Irish folklore. I loved reading about the banshees, fairies, and seals. Aine is a charming character who navigates her new world with a bit of hesitation and curiosity. Her cousin, Claire, is a spitfire girl with spiky pink hair, and a desire to steal Aine's new Irish boyfriend, which contrasts to Aine's polite respectfulness. The two personalities clashed, and I wondered how things between them will work out in the end."--Amazon Reviewer