Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bargain eBooks #391:

The Unnatural by Alan Nayes

Genre: Horror

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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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: (Kindle)
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Smashwords (all eBook formats)

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

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Amazon UK
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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." -

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

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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bargain eBooks #387:

The Terminal Diner by Mary Pat Hyland

Genre: Suspense

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Amazon DE
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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: (Kindle)
Amazon UK

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

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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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: (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: (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: (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: (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: (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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Check out the Brand New Submissions Page!

Thanks to the hundreds of you who have submitted eBooks to Bargain eBooks so far! I am well over 400 submissions, and am happy to say that 95% of you have been great about following the guidelines!

To make future submissions easier for both authors and myself, I have just finished a new Submissions page (see the Submissions tab at the top of the page.) Check out the new Submissions guidelines below:

Directions--read and follow if you want your eBook to be featured!

To submit an eBook to Bargain eBooks, copy the form below, fill it out, and paste it into the email you're sending me. Be sure to attach a book cover file (.jpeg or .png preferred!) for each eBook you submit. I accept anywhere from 1-5 books at a time from each author, so be sure to fill out a form for each book you submit. Email to hollyannehook84 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Bargain eBooks Submission Form

(don't forget to attach your cover art to your email!)

email to: hollyannehook84 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Book Title:


Type: (novel, novella, anthology, short story, poetry collection, etc.)


Price: (must be under 5 dollars to be featured!)

Where to Get It:

(paste purchase links here. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Smashwords, Omnilit, etc.)

Blurb: (your eBook's product description)

What they're saying about it: (paste 1-3 short reviews or review snippets here. This is optional.)

**end of form**

Things That Make Me Tear My Hair Out: (please avoid these!)

1. Sending more than 5 eBook submissions at a time. Once, I had someone send me eight (yes, EIGHT) eBooks for feature at once.

2. "I'd like to send you my book, The Best Novel Ever. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble." And that's the entire email. No genre. No price. No cover art. No purchase links. This means I have to go search the Internet for your submission material, which I do not have time to do. I will skip posting submissions without purchase links, even if you have recieved a post number from me.

3. Sending me your book info or press release in a PDF file. I cannot cut and paste information or images from a PDF file, and I don't have time to type it all out by hand. If you have already done this before today, I forgive you and will still post your books, because I did not have this rule before. But from now on, submissions in which all of your eBook information is inside a PDF file will be skipped.

4. Asking me to review your book. I'd love to read all the books I post, but again, I don't have time. However, this only makes me rip my hair out a little, and I will still post your book.

***Some other things to remember***

--If you submit more than 3 books at a time, your post will be split into two and will appear on two different days. 5 is the max number you may submit at a time.

--Books will not post on major holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, as it's not likely many people will be online buying books. (Though sales do spike around Christmas for some, most people aren't looking at blogs. They're on Amazon with their new eReaders.)

--When you get my response with your post number, just remember that the post number isn't exact. It's only an estimate. However, if, say, 10 posts have gone past your estimated post number and your book hasn't come up yet, feel free to message me to point out my mistake, and I'll get it fixed (provided you didn't do something to make me rip my hair out. See above.)

--Please help get the word out about Bargain eBooks. Feel free to add a link to me to your blog, and if you want me to link to yours, feel free to drop me a comment on any home page post. I'll find it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bargain eBooks #381:

The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins

Genre: Paranormal Mystery

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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Vale Avari has a mysterious past and a laundry list of super-powers, but that's nothing compared to what she finds upon moving from small town U.S.A to jolly-good England.

A chance dart throw lands her in Quicksilver, an off-the-map place with a big problem - people are dying, and word is, it's supernatural.

At her new place of employment, a temple dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess, Vale learns something even more shocking - women guards are disappearing at an alarmingly patterned rate; women who possess special gifts like her own.

Supernatural powers aside, Vale isn't ready to believe in the Wild Hunt as the culprit, and she's determined to prove the deaths are acts of human violence.

Plagued by a brute with a history of domestic violence and lusting after a dark-eyed man with a secret, Vale has a limited amount of time to discover the killer before he strikes again. In the process, she'll learn things aren't always what they seem and the supernatural might not be so extraordinary after all.

The Hunt could ride for her.

What they're saying about it:

"an engrossing murder mystery with paranormal elements, romance, vivid descriptions and lots of humor that made it even more interesting...I had trouble putting down this story.”--Amazon Reviewer

“Paranormal romance for people who don't read romance novels.”--Amazon Reviewer

“Very surprised by the twists I didn't see coming. Great book, and I look
forward to reading more from this author.”--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bargain eBooks #380:

The Night After Christmas by Michael Hebler

Genre: Childrens', Picture Book

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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The Night After Christmas extends Clement C. Moore's classic tale as Santa returns to the North Pole after completing his busiest night of the year. This tale is intended for believers of all ages.

What they're saying about it:

"The Night After Christmas is a delightful tale of what happens the night after Christmas. Who hasn't wondered what happens to Santa, Rudolph and all the other reindeer after their busy night of spreading joy around the world. Michael's ability to tap into the young child in all of us is delightful and refreshing. The illustrations whisk you away to a magical fairyland of yesteryear. I look forward to reading more from this talented author."--Amazon Reviewer

""The Night After Christmas" by Michael Hebler is a new Christmas children's classic for the ages. In the spirit of the original "before" Christmas story, Mr. Hebler has crafted a joyful and heartwarming story about Santa returning home from his yearly duties. Reading it should definitely become the new standard in closing the Christmas season with your kids. I absolutely loved it!"--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bargain eBooks #379:

Wrath of the White Tigress by David Alastair Hayden

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $3.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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He thought he was a hero.
She showed him the truth.
Now he'll do anything to stop the man who made him a monster.

For twenty years Jaska Bavadi has faith­fully served the Palymfar Order and its Grandmaster, the powerful wizard Salahn, but an encounter with Zyrella Anthari, last high priestess of the White Tigress, shatters the spell that chained Jaska’s mind.

Now faced with the horrors he unknowingly committed against people he swore to protect, Jaska must put Salahn's reign of cruelty to an end. Together, he and Zyrella race to save the White Tigress and stop Salahn from opening the Gates of the Underworld. An army of palymfar warriors stands in their way, but the dangerous secrets that cloud their destinies threaten to doom them first.

In the tradition of ­­Michael Moor­cock, David Gemmell, and Glen Cook, Wrath of the White Tigress delivers a thrilling tale sword & sorcery fans will love.

What they're saying about it:

"The main characters were delicious and believable, I genuinely cared about the love triangle.” — S. Davies

“Drawing from a swords and sorcery tradition that includes Elizabeth Moon's The Deed of Paksenarrion, Hayden's swash-buckling, spell-slinging characters battle dark demons in the aftermath of the hero's tragic fall.” — Elizabeth Campbell "Darkcargo"

"The pace here is swift, full of brutal action, ancient mysteries, well-explained magic, and a bit of sex ... Recommended for any fantasy fan willing to try something new.” — Josh Black

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bargain eBooks #378:

Golden Opportunity by Donna Marie Rogers

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Type: Novella

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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James McMillan is a third generation owner of the most prosperous horse ranch in Golden, Colorado. When a gorgeous little filly shows up at his door waving what she claims is the deed to half his ranch, James tries to send her packing. But the document is authentic, according to his lawyer: Reese McMillan sold the little opportunist his half of the Double M during a poker game in Atlantic City. So not only must James find a way to buy those shares back, he needs to fight his growing attraction to his luscious new business partner—who turns out to be a lot more than just a pretty face.

Angela Roberts, having been on her own since she was a teenager, has never wanted anything more than the security of a real home. Her dreams come true when the chance to own half of a Colorado horse ranch falls into her lap. If Reese McMillan is too blind to appreciate what he has, that's his loss. Only she hadn't counted on the hostile reception she receives from his brother. Surly as a bear, James McMillan is also much too handsome for her peace of mind. Refusing to be intimidated, Angela sets out to win him over by proving she has what it takes to help him run the ranch—and ends up losing her heart to both.

What they're saying about it:

"Deliciously sweet...with plenty of heat!" - Norah Wilson, New Voice In Romance, award-winning author

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bargain eBooks #377:

THE STORM DRAGON'S HEART by David Alastair Hayden

Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure

Price: $4.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)

Turesobei dreamed of adventure, a way to prove he was no longer a child.
Wizards should be careful what they wish for.

Destined to become his clan's next high wizard, studious Turesobei has constantly struggled to live up to other people's demands and expectations, but now he's had enough.

When his treasure-hunting father arrives with important news to discuss with the current high wizard, Turesobei spies on their secret meeting and accidentally foils an assassination attempt. As a reward his father invites him on an expedition to find an artifact known as the Storm Dragon's Heart.

But when disaster strikes, their quest becomes a race for survival.

Aided by a sassy ninja cat-girl and a mysterious diary that transforms into a winged familiar, Turesobei must face deadly cultists, vengeful spirits, and a mad wizard from a rival clan who's determined to use the artifact to destroy Turesobei's homeland.

The Storm Dragon's Heart will delight readers with a thrilling tale of exotic lands, mystical creatures, forbidden love, and fast-paced adventure. (Ages 10 and up)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bargain eBooks #376:

The Fall of Ossard by Colin Taber

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Amazon UK

Ossard is falling...

Growing up in a city of Merchant Princes, Juvela discovers she can see what others can't. The very currents of the celestial are open to her, and that includes the truths they hide: An escalating series of unsolved kidnappings have been haunting the city-state, leaving its shadows pooled deep with innocent blood.

Has Juvela been cursed with the Witches' Kiss - or perhaps something worse?

Yet, more is to come, for not only has she witnessed an abduction, but she will have to endure a role in the victim's ritual death. For Juvela is about to become forsaken, and that's before she learns the real truth of not just the crimes plaguing Ossard's bloody streets, but the wider world: A world at war, and governed by gods whose highest pleasure is to sup on the taste of death.

What they're saying about it:

"A dark fantasy world that will suck you in" - The Newcastle Herald

"Brave... Innovative... Bold..." - Stefen Brazulaitis, reviewer and columnist, Australian Bookseller and Publisher.

"I stayed up all night!" - Sara Douglass.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bargain eBooks #375:

Ana Martin by J.L. Jarvis

Genre: Historical Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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Ana Martin's story begins on the eve of the Mexican Revolution. A stranger appears on Ana Martin's Galveston doorstep, summoned by her father before his untimely death. Eduardo Guerra Peña remains by her side to settle an indebted estate that has left Ana penniless. When Ana boards a train bound for her uncle's vast hacienda, Eduardo is there to see her safely to her new home in the stark desert landscape of northern Mexico.

Eduardo's passionate ideals set him at odds with the corrupt Mexican government as his writings fuel a revolution and draw Ana closer. But it is Carlos Barragan, the dashing rodeo trick rider and freedom fighter who touches her soul, setting Ana Martin on a journey that will test her strength and forge her destiny. Thrust into the dawn of the Mexican Revolution, Ana Martin will fight for land, liberty, and the people she loves.

What they're saying about it:

"I read Watermarks by this author, and liked it so much I read Ana Martin. J.L. Jarvis writes emotional stories with compelling plots. This not only held my interest, I lost sleep over it! Ana Martin is not your typical romance novel setting. Its love and war theme makes for an intense and affecting romance story. I can't compare Ana Martin to any romance books, but if you liked Zorro, or Like Water for Chocolate, you might find this similar in setting and tone, but with an historical romance novel treatment."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bargain eBooks #374:

Welcome to Redemption (Books 1-6) by Stacey Joy Netzel and Donna Marie Rogers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Price: FREE first two books, then $0.99 for books 3-6

Where to Get Them: (Kindle)
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Book 1: A Fair of the Heart by Donna Marie Rogers

Single mother, and work-at-home beautician, Lauren Frazier can barely keep a roof over her head, let alone stop it from falling down around her. When handyman Caleb Hunter stops by for a haircut, he’s like the answer to her prayers—and the attraction is instantaneous. Too bad her troublesome ten-year-old son isn’t quite as thrilled to have Caleb hanging around.

Old wounds have kept Caleb from returning to Redemption permanently. When he receives word of his mother’s unexpected death, guilt and regret bring him home again, but will the love of a good woman keep him there? Lauren excites Caleb like no woman ever has, but she’s a package deal, and he’s not sure he’s prepared to take on a ready-made family.

Book 2: A Fair To Remember, by Stacey Joy Netzel

Reformed gang member Wes Carter feels Redemption, Wisconsin is just the place to relocate his financial business for reasons more than just the name. He’s ready for a nice, quiet life in small town USA. Tara Russell has decided it’s time to add some excitement to her life and get a little wild—no matter how uncomfortable it makes her or her overprotective family. They meet at the local fair one warm summer night and discover opposites attract for all the right reasons. Add a dash of Sugar in the form of an incorrigible Great Dane, and it’s destined to be A Fair To Remember.

What they're saying about it:

5 Stars *Reviewer TOP PICK* "I really enjoyed this first book in the Welcome To Redemption series...The chemistry between these two characters was instantaneous...I really wanted Lauren and her kids to find happiness again and I definitely felt that Caleb was the perfect man to do just that for them. Overall, I thought this was a great story and I would highly recommend it to other readers!"--Amazon Reviewer

"5 Stars *Reviewer TOP PICK* "I really loved these characters and I wanted them together no matter what obstacles they may have faced from either their past or even their present. I highly recommend not only this story, but also the entire six book series. Don't pass these stories up!" Diana Coyle ~ Night Owl Reviews

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bargain eBooks #373:

Carpe Bead Em by Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Orphaned at a young age, Hallie Mediate was raised by her (slightly) crazy Great Aunt Grace on the wrong side of the tracks in Cincinnati. Hallie dreamed of escaping her hometown and never looking back. After putting herself through college, landing her dream job in Chicago, and starting a romance with her handsome running partner Bo Pompillio, life is finally exactly as she wants it.

That is, until she’s transferred back to the hometown. Not wanting her past to cross paths with her future, Hallie puts her relationship with Bo on hold.

When she arrives in town, Hallie finds crazy Aunt Grace rummaging through a dumpster looking for the “perfect” welcome home gift for her niece. That’s just the beginning. After that, Aunt Grace stays busy by dying her stolen poodle’s hair pink and leaving the dog on her apartment roof to pee, throwing bricks out the window at passing neighbors, and climbing every flag pole to kiss the ornamental eagle.

Hallie finds some sanity at a local jewelry-making class where she uncovers a hidden talent for beading. When her talent is discovered by a major department store jewelry buyer, Hallie realizes that what she had in Chicago might not have been her dream life after all.

When faced with the choice of moving back to Chicago and Bo or taking a leap of faith to start her own jewelry company (with Aunt Grace in tow), Hallie has to make a decision. Will she let her past and her future collide, or will she or keep searching for the happiness she may already have found?

What they're saying about it:

"This book was a great, fun book to read, with so many interesting (a few sad, too) moments. I read it in just 2 days, as it really kept me wanting to continue to see what was going to happen next. I loved crazy Aunt Grace & the "pink" poodle! The reader can reflect back on his/her own life to remember special moments of importance & to see that one gets out of life exactly what he/she puts into it."--Amazon Reviewer

The Ladybug Jinx by Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Celia Briggs has always lived her life for everyone but herself. With the death of Celia’s mom, Celia realizes life is too short not to follow her dreams. In her small town of Grandberry Falls, Kentucky-Celia decides to open up, The Ladybug Florist, which is only fitting due to her love of flowers and ladybugs.

How can she not love ladybugs? Her deceased grandfather always said ladybugs bring luck and love.

Marty Briggs, Celia’s father, never dreamed his life as Grandberry Falls' only flower delivery boy is harder than the job he’s retired from.

Sam Barber jumps in his car leaving his Hollywood life behind. He didn’t know stopping in the cozy town of Grandberry Falls, was about to change his life forever. Especially after answering the help wanted ad at The Ladybug Florist and giving a fake name so no one would recognize him.

Celia knows something is up Sam’s sleeve. Why would a thirty-year old man want to deliver flowers? Marty doesn’t care, he’s just happy to be retired-again.

Will Celia ever figure out Sam’s true identity? Does Sam reveal the big family secret Celia’s parents have kept from her all her life?

Celia’s about to find out if ladybugs are lucky or a jinx?

What they're saying about it:

"You will absolutely fall in love with Celia and Sam and root for them to find their happily ever after. This is the perfect beach read that will put a thousand watt smile on anyone's face.

In The Ladybug Jinx, Tonya Kappes has created a fictional town you'll want to visit again and again."--Amazon Reviewer

Splitsville by Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle) is more than Olivia Davis ever dreamed of when she launched the online break up service where she does the dirty work under the alias of Jenn. No one can find out she’s the mastermind of her internet sensation, especially when they threaten her for breaking their hearts.

More importantly, Olivia can’t keep a job. The problem is, she has a ‘gift’. Or what she considers a curse- reading auras. When a bunch of auras collide, Olivia isn’t able to function. So having an online business works out great.

But when two of her clients turn up dead and puts her company at risk, she’s the first one on the trail. With future on the line, it’s time to use her ‘gift’ to figure out who the killer is and who’s trying to set her up.

You never know who's behind the monitor.

What they're saying about it:

"My husband got me this book because he had heard about it from a girl at work and thought I would enjoy it! HE WAS RIGHT! I enjoyed the break up service so much! I was laughing so hard. I love cozy mysteries, and although this is not a typical "little shop" or "yarn shop" it fits perfect with the small town feel. I love the aura reading Olivia has and her Aunt Matilda was a hoot. I was sad to finish it, so I went back on Amazon and bought the authors other books. I emailed Ms. Kappes and she said there will be more Olivia Davis in 2012! I can't wait!!"--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bargain eBooks #372:

Starring in the Movie of My Life by Laurel Osterkamp

Genre: Mainstream, Women's Fiction

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Thirty-five-year-old Samantha acts without thinking. Her heart is huge while her sense of purpose is small; she's willing to fight for those she loves, but she's never learned to fight for herself. Eighteen-year-old Melody is cold and calculating, and she's driven by the desire to better herself. As these compelling yet deeply flawed women battle for the affections of twenty-five-year-old Nathan, he becomes increasingly confused and torn between them. Nathan is Melody's English teacher, and after he saves her from being raped, she becomes attached. Melody longs for the affection she's never felt, so she involves people in her self-invented drama, making sure she is at once the star and the director. Meanwhile, Samantha is newly married to Nathan. But Samantha has hang-ups about motherhood and lingering feelings for her ex. To make sense of the world, Sam relates her life to the themes of her favorite movies, while she independently makes a documentary to jump-start her non-existent film career.

Stylistically influenced by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, Starring in the Movie of my Life is told alternately from both Samantha's and Melody's points-of-view and relates two complete yet combined stories about love, acceptance, and redemption. It speaks to our universal desire to be saved by the ones we love, and the monumental effort required tosave ourselves.

What they're saying about it:

Two stories collide in this novel that deals with acceptance, love and revenge. This story will stick with you long after it's come to an end. (4-Star RT Rating)

---Award Winning Finalist 2011 International Book Awards (Women's Fiction and Young Adult Literature)
---Award Winning Finalist 2011 Indie Excellence Awards (Chick Lit)

"A riveting romance and drama. Highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review

This is one of those rare reads I come across where I'm so enthralled from the first page that I can't stop reading and nothing else gets done until the book is finished. --Ashley Williams "MyBookFetish"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bargain eBooks #371

Into The Light by Darcia Helle

Genre: General Fiction

Price: $3.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Amazon UK
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Max Paddington refuses to go into the light until he finds his killer. This presents a dilemma, since Max is even less competent as a spirit than he was as a live person. No one sees or hears him and he can't manage to get anywhere or do anything on his own.

Joe Cavelli is a private investigator, living an ordinary life. Then one day he walks across a parking lot, gets yelled at by a ghost, and his life only gets stranger from there.

Max and Joe team up to find Max's killer. In the process, they form an unlikely friendship and change each other's lives in ways they never expected. **

What they're saying about it:

"I'm happy to write this short review of Into the Light. I enjoy Darcia Helle's writings and this book was no exception. It was well-written with great characters, funny, and heartfelt. I highly recommend it to the Amazon community."--Amazon Reviewer

"Since I'm a fan of the TV show Ghost Whisperer and a longtime reader of mystery and suspense novels, this book was a delight to discover. Max is stunned to find himself a murder victim, floating somewhere between earth and the hereafter. The only one who can hear him is an investigator he convinces to look into the case. When he's not helping with the investigation, Max is facing his own ghosts from his past as he adjusts to life in spirit limbo. In death, he learns a great deal about his own life. Darcia Helle mixes elements of suspense, the paranormal, humor and introspection into a delightful book that will have readers rooting for Max to come to grips with his murder and go into the light. I've read several of Darcia Helle's books, and she writes intriguing suspense novels on a variety of topics. Don't miss this talented author."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bargain eBooks #370:

The Dream by Maria Savva

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Price: $0.99 - $3.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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Lynne cannot shake her feelings of dread; her dreams tell her she is making a terrible mistake, she must not marry Adam. But, how can she believe the dream? Lynne and Adam have shared their lives for three years now. She is certain she loves him. It is not that love, which her dream warns against. It doesn't matter that she loves this man she will soon marry. If she marries him, the voice in her dream says her soul mate will die. Her true love will perish. Soon, Lynne's world is transformed and becomes almost unrecognisable, except for the déjà vu. Time doesn't seem to mean much anymore, and things are not quite as they seem. As her world spins out of control, Lynne must sort out what's real and what isn't to fulfill her destiny.

What they're saying about it:

"If you could go back in time and change one thing, how many other aspects of your life and other people's lives would be altered because of that one change? ... This is a fun read with that feel good touch that I've come to expect when I read anything by this author." Reviewed by BookAddict (Vine Voice)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bargain eBooks #369:

The Gift of Illusion by Richard Brown

Genre: Thriller, Paranormal

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

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ELMWOOD'S BEST DETECTIVE IS ABOUT TO MEET ITS WORST VILLAIN! An ancient evil has returned to continue the study it began over a century ago, and it's looking for volunteers. Isaac Winters is the perfect test subject. He's a detective with a damaged past, and something to prove. On the night of his wife's murder sixteen years ago, which left him a single father, Isaac thought he had seen the worst mankind had to offer. Until now. It moves like a virus from person to person, carefully selecting its next host, and leaving a trail of incinerated bodies in its wake. There are no witnesses and no evidence except for a small statue of some unknown figure. Accompanied by a partner short on experience, Isaac must uncover and defeat this faceless villain before it takes from him the greatest reminder of his dead wife. Their daughter.

What they're saying about it:

"This little town gets a taste of evil in a big way! There is some truly evil and disturbing stuff in here." - Mickey @ I'm a book shark

"The last few chapters are very intense, and I found it impossible to put the book down. This is definitely not one of those predictable story lines. It left me wondering what the future holds for the characters, and I'm hoping for a sequel. I definitely recommend reading this one!" - Amazon Reviewer

"The Gift of Illusion is a paranormal thriller. I was instantly drawn to Isaac, Amy and Daniel. Isaac carries the world on his shoulders and my heart grieved for him. The Illusionist is horrifying and the author really adds just the right details to bring authenticity to the horrors he gifts. The pace is steady, keeping me turning the pages until the heart-pumping end. If you enjoy a touch of the paranormal or a great thrilling suspense, pick up The Gift of Illusion. I can't wait to see what the author writes next!" - Wendy @ Minding Spot

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bargain eBooks #368:

AMBASADORA by Heidi Ruby Miller

Genre: SF, Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?

Sara Mendoza and Sean Cryer are.

In their multi-partner, caste-ruled society, love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing more than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones. Relationships and conceptions in this world obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power are based on DNA and lineages...or should be. But not everyone believes in the ruling traditions of the all-powerful Embassy. A quiet rebellion prowls the dark underground of this shiny world where techno-militants calling themselves fraggers grow in numbers and bravado. The Embassy intends to silence the fragger movement before the heresy of equality spreads throughout the system.

Sara Mendoza is part of the Embassy's plan. Captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason, she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy's intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she's already in love with him.

Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn't value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.

What they're saying about it:

"AMBASADORA has a lot to say about the human spirit, and it says it well."-Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author

"With an anthropologist's eye for world building and an engaging fast-paced style, Heidi Ruby Miller hurtles her characters through a dystopian labyrinth in which hollow beauty is revered and love a virtual crime."- Christopher Paul Carey, co-author of THE SONG OF KWASIN

"Beautifully vibrant and intricately textured, Heidi Ruby Miller's AMBASADORA explores the value of true humanity, the limitless power of desire and the triumph of the individual soul. Miller's characters blaze with life and lust and depth, and her world is a dichotomy of the glamorously sensual and the brutally dangerous. Amidst edge-of-the-seat action, Miller effortlessly incorporates the conflicts of the modern woman inherent in upholding feminist sensibility. AMBASADORA is a banquet of sumptuous words, a truly exciting adventure that fans of science fiction are sure to enjoy."-Mary SanGiovanni, author of THE HOLLOWER and THRALL

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bargain eBooks #367:

Red Jungle by Kent Harrington

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

What they're saying about it:

"Set in Guatemala, Harrington's entertaining noir political thriller boasts a hero, Russell Cruz-Price, whose biography bears some not-so-coincidental parallels to the author's. While working in Central America as a financial journalist, Cruz-Price finds himself passionately involved with two women, an American working for a U.N. housing affiliate and the beautiful wife of Carlos Selva, the head of Guatemalan intelligence. He's also mixed up with a ruthless and ambitious Guatemalan strongman aiming to take over the country and a venal German archeologist, improbably named Gustav Mahler, who seeks a legendary immense jade jaguar. Flashbacks to 1988 and the dreadful final end of Cruz-Price's mother, a member of Guatemala's social elite, nicely serve to heighten suspense by interrupting and prolonging the present-day narrative. The author's occasional use of an omniscient point of view to leap forward in time to describe a character's ultimate fate helps to distinguish this tale from the typical Latin American coup saga. Despite his slightly enigmatic central figure and an underdeveloped supporting cast, the author (Dark Ride, etc.)does a nice job of painting a grim picture of the Third World and the corruption of the powerful."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bargain eBooks #366:

Shared Emptiness by John Brinling

Genre: Family Drama

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

A portrait of the harrowing despair and remarkable courage of a middle-class family tormented beyond endurance by a mindless act of violence.

Chris Carter, at 24, a medical student, had it all. Good looks, intelligence, a winning personality, a loving family. His girlfriend, Louise, was his dream girl, and he had everything ahead of him, everything to live for….

Until he was mugged after walking Louise home from his sister’s birthday party—and his world and the world of all those who knew him was changed forever when the Catholic Church's vehement opposition to euthanasia forced them to choose between their friend and their God.

Adult content. Harsh Language. Graphic sex and violence.

What they're saying about it:

""Shared Emptiness," by John Brinling shook my heart and my guts. I've never read a book quite like this and it is not one I'll ever forget. From the beginning I found myself passionately engaged in the Carter family - Vince, Frannie, Jeannie and Chris. These were people I could have easily known. They seem familiar and I immediately felt comfortable with all of them. They could be my neighbors or acquaintances but one thing is for sure, they were easy to connect to because Brinling gives the reader some of their most intimate and private thoughts. He's gifted at this. I love how the author puts me in close contact with each character's darkest thoughts, worries, concerns and fears. Their vulnerability unravels me into a pool of compassion, understanding and gladness and then at the same time, because of some of the most unexpected, shocking things that happen in the book, I find myself horrified and have a pit in my stomach. But I love it! I can't stop reading, I must find out what is going to happen to these people. Bringling threaded ongoing suspense throughout the book from the moment I was privileged to get inside the brain of one of my favorite characters, Chris, 24, who was in a coma. The story forces me to face and ponder some of the most mind-boggling, traumatic and cynical things that could happen to a family. I don't dare tell you how things turn out but you'll be fraught and tense with wanting to know. I'm not a nail-biter but I very well could have become one. Oh, and be prepared to be on edge of your seat as the story slides you into subjects you might normally want to avoid: faith, violence, rape medical malpractice, gambling, sexuality, euthanasia, marital issues, suicide, depression, lies, scandal and cover-up."--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bargain eBooks #365:

The Great Altruist by Z.D. Robinson

Genre: Fantasy/time-travel

Price: Free!

Where to Get It:

Free at Goodreads

Genesis is a confident, tiny, and brash time-traveler, sure of her abilities, and ready to use them on behalf on anyone in need of fixing a past mistake. But when she tries to help a young Holocaust survivor, Jadzia, prevent World War II, she is forced to recognize that her incredible powers are not without a price.

Defeated and filled with regret over her failure, she struggles to learn from her mistake and swallow her pride. Then James Grant enters her life. Depressed over a lost love, James is taken from the present back in time on a journey to win back the girl of his dreams. With Genesis's help, he uncovers every terrible family secret in his past and decides to save his parent's marriage instead - all while learning that living in the past will lead to his own future ruin.

Genesis, now in love with James, tries to leave him behind and live a life of solitude to avoid breaking his heart again. But then she learns of her true origin and loses all of her powers...and just when humanity will need them the most: halfway around the world, an organization bent on destroying civilization and starting anew is gathering its final members for a mission into Earth's future to steal a weapon of mass destruction. When James is dragged into their scheme, he is forced to choose between saving Genesis, his new bride, and all of humanity. What follows is an adventure filled with ruthless secret societies, backstabbing parents, and a battle across time and space between Genesis reborn and the organization's most twisted agent.

What they're saying about it:

"This was a good read, and kept me engaged and entertained throughout the book. When the stories change, they just change. There isn't really a transition between them, and it almost feels like a book of short stories because of it. The characters are well developed, and you care about the main ones. Even the "bad guys" seem well thought out and planned.

Considering this book deals with time travel, it's a sign of a well thought out book that there are not any major plot holes. You never read a fact that gets called into question later on in the book (at least that I can recall, I didn't specifically look for them).

All in all, this looks like a good start for a beginning author, and I look forward to see what else he brings to the table."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bargain eBooks #365:

Heart Stealer by Tiphanie Thomas

Genre: Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get it: (Kindle)
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After years of a fast playboy lifestyle, movie star Randall Rowe returns to his small hometown to make sense of his life, but soon finds himself drawn to Kayla Denton, the runaway he'd once helped. Problem is, Kayla, now a schoolteacher, wants nothing to do with the handsome charmer she has loved for eight years. She has already been abandoned by one man after a tragic accident, and she refuses to feel so vulnerable again. But as she’s forced to get closer to Randall, she starts to realize underneath his devil-may-care persona lies more depth than she could've imagined. Yet can she trust him with her heart? When Hollywood comes calling and threatens to tear them apart, they're forced to resolve their painful pasts... Or lose a love that will only come once in a lifetime.

What they're saying about it:

“This book was a page turner...I am really motivated to re-read it!! I am usually not into fiction or romance novels but this book reads like a well acted and directed box office movie!! LOVED IT! Check it evokes every emotion you hope a great book will.– Barnes & Noble Review

“Be prepared to have your heart stolen, your passion for love ignited, and a tear stained face…a powerful unforgettable love story” –Good Book Alert
“Very well written with a great storyline and characters! Heart Stealer is definitely worth your time to grab a copy.” – Coffee Time Romance

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bargain eBooks #364:

How to Live Forever (a Very Fictional Guide) by Barry Burnett, MD

Genre: Fiction, Humorous

Price: Free to 99 cents depending on vendor

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
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...Being the entirely imaginary adventures of young David Black, Family Physician, as he sets sail between the Overbearing Cliffs of Scientific Practice and the Whirlpools of Holism, battling the forces of Unintended Bachelorhood, Financial Reality, and Crass Commercialism in his search for Love, Wisdom, and a Reasonable Approach to Semi-Optimal Health.

How to Live Forever is both comic novel and incidental health guide, an entertainment that outlines a middle path to wellness and longevity. Visit the exotic New-Age mecca of Boulder, Colorado, and meet, among others:

David, hapless idealist and reluctant hero,
Junie Blanche, Ph.D. candidate and New Orleans immigrant,
Oz Garcia, entrepreneur and Master of Bad Habits,
Shriana, organic beauty and trophy wife aspirant,
Don Gilmore, hypochondriac and hemp magnate,
Cyrus P. Flint, slowly expiring longevity scientist,
Miss Paula and Dr. Biggs, fearsomely muscular HGH hawkers,
Beatriz Hanacanahuolipalipalulu, Kava Kava smuggler,
...and, of course, the happy but complicated staff of the Forever Clinic:

Dr. Quinn Quinn, former health guru and cross-dressing fugitive,
Nancy Ouvenstrasser, lonely masseuse and closet intellectual,
Adeline and Thomas Thinna, starving diet & fitness pros,
and Howie Krishna, Yogitation instructor and actual Real Thing.

What they're saying about it:

"I liked this book. It was a worthy read, kept me moving to the next page. Witty as well as laugh out loud funny.

It is not instructional or boring as the title may imply. Has enjoyable characters, flowed and engaged.

Hey, Wanted to acknowledge this book - suprised me and I enjoyed it.

I've never been to Boulder, CO, where this book is set, but recognize a lot of the attitudes and personalities from my city, Berkeley. This is a funny portrayal of the health-obsessed and self-obsessed.

This story was a real surprise. Although much of the humor was keyed off local (Boulder Colorado) idiosyncrasies, the author took care to make it accessible to readers not familiar with the area. There was enough suspense in this satire to keep me in my chair for the whole read. Though often playful, it was edgy and sometimes serious concerning the subject of our desire for impervious health… there is much good sound medical advise woven throughout the story. In addition to the ambitious plot, the author also managed to make the characters interesting and engaging. Lots of fun!"--Amazon Reviewer