Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bargain eBooks #216:

Patrick's Original Guide to Cleaning Up the Oil Spill by Patrick Halliwell

Genre: Satire, Comedy

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK




In the messy wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, it has become clear that a new strategy is needed for handling offshore oil spills. This new strategy should include a complete and effective plan for the actual cleanup, and most importantly, a public relations strategy that will keep the press and the politicians off your backs.

Having a proper strategy will let corporate executives get their lives back quickly, so that they can concentrate on golfing and other more important activities.

This work explores various aspects of dealing with an oil spill, and bamboozling the press and the public at the same time.


What they're saying about it:

"When you're at a party, or with a gathering of friends, this quick little read is just the ice-breaker you need to get people laughing. Patrick's humor hits the nail right on the head! I'm looking forward to more such gems from Patrick L. Halliwell!"--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, May 30, 2011

Bargain eBooks #215:

The Paris Secret by Angela Henry

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Mystery

Price: $4.69 - 4.79

Where to Get It:

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Less than twenty-four hours after fleeing to Paris, Maya Sinclair is the prime suspect in a brutal murder—and targeted by the real killer. When she's viciously attacked in the gardens of Versailles, Maya barely escapes with her life thanks to sexy French journalist Simon Girard.

Simon has been investigating the mysterious death of his brother, an art forger with ties to the woman Maya is suspected of killing. Still healing from heartbreak of his own, Simon reluctantly joins forces with Maya, who has awakened feelings within him he thought long dead.

Their search for answers uncovers the existence of a secret society, and puts them on a quest to find a missing crucifix rumored to hold the key to everlasting life. Together, Maya and Simon race through Paris one step ahead of a killer who will do anything to ensure some secrets remain buried forever...


What they're saying about it:

"This book has it all—a phenomenal setting, long-buried secrets, a present-day murder mystery and a dash of paranormal intrigue, not to mention a cast of characters that leap off the page. And while it is so much more than a romance book, the two main characters are absolutely unforgettable."—The Romance Reviews

"The Paris Secret by Angela Henry grabbed me from the first paragraph and kept me turning pages long into the night. The novel offers the perfect blend of adventure, mystery, and romance. The pace is swift, the characters likable, and the mystery rich and interesting, without being too complex or detailed. The blend of history and intrigue in Paris was irresistible."—Night Owl Reviews

"The Paris Secret is the perfect choice of fans of stories involving conspiracies and secret societies. Maya, a librarian, and Simon, a journalist, are perfectly paired to solve to mystery and get to the truth. The plot moves quickly and the ending is perfect for the genre."--Fresh Fiction

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bargain eBooks #214:

Farr Point by Sam Havens

Genre: General Fiction, Young Adult

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

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The smell of oil is in the air, and so is murder, when eighteen-year-old Eddie Tipton arrives in a small Texas town with his widowed mother in 1950. Eddie and his mother take rooms in the home of Texas oil widow, Faye Ruth Collier. Eddie spends time with handyman Ned Cotton and soon learns that Mrs. Collier's late husband, Lawrence Collier, was murdered a few years earlier. Ned Cotton warns Eddie to stay away from Faye Ruth and to ignore Lawrence Collier's death. Eddie, of course, cannot resist.

Making his way in a new school, dodging the stigma of being the schoolteacher's son, and succumbing to the lure of his middle-aged landlady, Eddie is embroiled in dangerous adventures on all fronts. But then a devastating loss causes him to ratchet up his investigation, leading to a near-fatal showdown.

What they're saying about it:

"I downloaded this wirelessly to my Kindle. .99 cents? This book has a great deal of bang for the [single] buck being charged. I purchased it on a Wednesday evening, stayed up until 1am reading it, then finished it up the next morning. I enjoyed the read so much I simply didn't want to put it down. Told from the viewpoint of 18-year old Eddie, this intelligent and unique coming-of-age tale is brimming with small Texas-town intrigue, two murders and a father-less boy trying to make sense of his life, the world around him, and the sudden loss of an unexpected mentor/father-figure. Eddie lives with his widowed, school teacher mother. They just make ends meet on her meager salary, though they rent rooms in the richest house in town. The book is filled with rich contrasts that move the story along at a scintilating & steady pace. Truly a great read!"--Amazon Reviewer

"I don't usually read these types of books, being more into fantasy. But after having this suggested to me, I'm glad I did! This was a slice-of-life from a different time period - before my time, 1950's - and I totally enjoyed it. I found the characters and the story engaging and well thought out, and it was an excellent Saturday afternoon read. With memorable characters, like the crazy, old guy, Pit Fancher and his dog, Bone, this novel is well written, an enjoyable read and free of the grammatical errors that many of the self-published Kindle e-books contain. And with the "easy-on-the-Kindle-card" price tag, you just can't go wrong with this one."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bargain eBooks #213:

A Dead Man's Debt by Grace Elliot

Genre: Historical Romance

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)





Celeste Armitage has a plan…and it doesn’t include marriage.

Celeste’s despairing parents exile her to the country, where she finds a sketch book of nude studies and is shaken to find the artist is her hostess’s son, Lord Ranulf Charing. This cynical lord is the exactly sort of dissipated rogue she despises most…if only her blood didn’t heat at the sight of him!

Lord Ranulf faces ruin as a blackmailer uses his late brother’s debts to destroy the Charing’s reputation. When Ranulf unexpectedly falls for the rebellious Celeste he must chose between true love and family duty…but Ranulf underestimates Celeste’s resolve to clear his name and unwittingly places his soul mate in mortal danger….

What they're saying about it:

"What a wonderful surprise this book turned out to be. I stumbled upon it quite by accident and it turned out to be one of my favourite historical romance reads this year. It stands apart from other novels of the genre for several reasons. First, the book is a little longer in length than most and this gave the author time to write with greater detail, bringing her characters truly alive. Secondly, it allowed plenty of time to write in more twists and turns and enhanced scenes. The result - a novel with tension that kept building and building, gaining momentum with every page turn. Thirdly, the story is just plain good!"--Amazon Reviewer

"A Dead Man's Debt is historical romance at its best. With this novel, you will find a poignant story about an untrusting woman, a notorious rake and the love that brings them both to their knees. This is a novel that should not be missed!"--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bargain eBooks #212:

Bob Moore: No Hero by Tom Andry

Type: Novella

Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy

Price: Free to $0.99

Where to Get It:

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Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. When he is called to help a super from his past, however, he'll be pushed to his limit. When supers and the police think there is no crime, can he get to the truth? Will he want to for the man that destroyed his marriage?

What they're saying about it:

"The most delicious "superhero" themed book I've read. The world is incredibly deep, believable, and realistic with it's own rules and terminology. The characters come alive and make you feel." -Vitaly Alexius, Creator Romantically Apocalyptic

"This was quite an enjoyable read. When you cross a gritty gumshoe with spandex superheros, their two worlds collide in spectacular fashion." -Jeffrey Hendricks, Author Seeking the Heavens

"The book is fast and keeps your interest. This was the first book that as I approached the end, I started getting a feeling of dread that the end was coming up and at the same time I had to find out the finale. What an enjoyable sensation."--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bargain eBooks #211:

kiDNApped by Rick Chesler

Genre: Thriller

Price: $4.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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A priceless biotechnology, an FBI agent, and an unspeakable act of familial betrayal collide in a tropical kidnapping more twisted than a DNA double helix.

When a renowned scientist with a solution for global warming is kidnapped at sea, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores must unravel a high-tech trail of S.O.S. messages encoded into the DNA of living cells. As each decoded message brings Tara nearer to the missing genius, it also takes her farther from help than she ever thought possible.


What they're saying about it:

“FBI agent Tara Shores is back in Rick Chesler’s latest pulse-pounding techno-thriller, kiDNApped, an intelligent page-turner that will change your outlook on the world of genetics and keep you reading late into the night!” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD

"Author Rick Chesler melds science and adventure with the brilliant command of the late Michael Crichton. Delivering pulse-pounding action and a breathtaking setting, kidDNApped takes readers on a Hawaiian Islands journey they won't soon forget".
~ Douglas Corleone, author of Night on Fire

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bargain eBooks #210:

Exodus of the Phoenix by Robert Stadnik

Genre: Science Fiction

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Humanity has been kept bound within the solar system for decades by a hostile alien race known as the Screen. Ships attempting to pass beyond Mars have been destroyed without reason or provocation and communication with this mysterious alien race have failed. Both the military and tri-planetary government have resigned themselves to the notion that humans will never explore the stars, but hope springs forth from the most unlikely of places. Humanity's destiny lies with two inexperienced cadets and an unproven experimental starship. Join cadets John Roberts and Julie Olson as they are introduced to the EXODUS Project and offered the chance to free humanity from its oppressors. This is the first novel of the Exodus series.

What they're saying about it:

"I found the plot was drawing and interesting and the characters are quite vibrant. One of the main characters in particular, John, is quite amusing. I really had trouble putting this book down and when it was finished, I immediately wanted the sequel but it's not out yet. When it comes out, I'm grabbing it."--Amazon Reviewer

"I've been looking for a long time for a science fiction novel with captivating characters, and I think I've found it. By the end of the book I felt I had a genuine connection to the characters. The author does well in capturing the persona of each character. Each has their own strengths and faults, and such attributes affects how they handle situations they find themselves in. This is one series I plan to stick with to the very end. I'm anxious to see how the characters handle their first steps into deep space. Who will they encounter? And will they accomplish their main mission?"--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bargain eBooks #209:

A Whisper to a Scream by Karen Wojcik Berner

Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Drama

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Have you ever wanted something so badly it hurt?

Ovulation detectors. Hormone surges. Anxiety-ridden dreams. This is the world in which Annie Jacobs is thrust when she and her husband John receive a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. A 37-year old PR executive, Annie has wanted to be a mother since she first cuddled her Baby Tenderlove at age five. She is dreading another Christmas of relatives asking when they will be hearing the pitter patter of little feet, and Uncle Joe slapping John on the back, telling him to relax and take a cruise. Lots of people get pregnant on vacation, you know.

Across town, stay-at-home mom of two, Sarah Anderson, attempts grocery shopping with a toddler intent on hurling items from the cart at passersby. She notices a box of rice heading straight for a pink-babushkaed head. Leaping across the aisle, Sarah grabs it, saving the woman from certain doom, or at least a minor head injury. Little Alex screams at being thwarted. The unknowing octogenarian shakes her head and admonishes Sarah for not knowing how to keep her child quiet in public.

A Whisper to a Scream by Karen Wojcik Berner is the story of two women on opposite ends of the child-bearing spectrum who come to realize the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence. A vivid portrayal of contemporary marriage and its problems, the novel speaks to a longing in all of us, a yearning that might start as a vague notion, but eventually grows into an unbearable, vociferous cry.


What they're saying about it:

“Quite an intriguing little book this is. It has been on my to read list for a month, and I read it basically in one day. It was hard to stray from it once I started, because I wanted to see what each woman was going to encounter next. I loved the two main characters of Sarah and Annie. I felt a little bit like a peeping tom, because we see these women in their most raw, real moments in life. They talk like real women. Their struggles are ones we relate to as women....It was less like reading a book, and more like talking to two old college friends.”--Tiffany Harkleroad, “Tiffany’s Bookshelf”

“Karen's writing is smooth and entertaining, leading the reader right to the heart of the story. Her words tell us of the true strength of the human spirit.”--Dawn Judd, “Breakout Books”

“The eternal struggle of the harried American woman is analyzed here, with surprising adeptness and compassion.”--Publishers Weekly

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bargain eBooks #208:

Touchdowns and Potions by Markee Anderson

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Sony (for Sony Reader)



Real estate agent Jenna Steele has been chosen to sell professional quarterback Andy McKnight's huge home in order to make enough money to send her adopted sister to a prestigious university. But she hates professional athletes, considering them lazy and playboys in real life while making millions for entertainment purposes. When he convinces her he does have a heart and a conscience, she falls in love with the man who drives her crazy and doesn't wear a watch. There's only one problem—Jenna's wrists have been splashed with a home remedy love potion by an older client, and now all men are falling at her feet, willing to kill to date her. She knows that once the love potion wears off, Andy will be gone and she'll be forced to find a job out of state just to survive the bombardment of the paparazzi and Andy's friends.

What they're saying about it:

"First book by the author and i'm getting my feet wet and warmed up. Jenna and Andy gel together in a unusual way. Jenna is trying to survive on her own and doesn't have the time of day for dating espesically a football player she only has time for work, Andy he was full of witty remarks kinda made me laugh at some of his comebacks in saying that I liked the book I got really into it some parts got a little slow at times then it picked back up but I still fell In Love with the book as I read on . In a way it kind of reminds me of the movie with Sandra Bullock(love potion#9). I would encourage to give the book a try as this is my opinion on how I felt while reading it."--Amazon Reviewer

"I found this to be a great book! I was a little hesitant to buy this since it didn't have the number of pages and that usualy means its a novella I've found. This though was a full novel with great main charachters. I love how strong all the women are in her novels. If you like books by Susan Elizabeth Phillups then this is a great buy for you!"--Amazon Reviewer



Dating a Spy Isn't All Fun and Games by Markee Anderson

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

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Ex-beauty queen contestant Lauren McDonald is thrust into the spy underworld when her boyfriend's job starts to seep into his personal life, making her the conduit for the transfer of information from one enemy to another. Her life can never be the same again when she agrees to marry Shawn (her boyfriend) and become an agent, just to save her life and the United States. But the odds are against her, and those dreams of a peaceful married life go right out the window when she finds out the true mission of the enemy.

What they're saying about it:

"That is wonderful house of mirrors which I am not going to try to capsulize, for it would leave out so many splendid ideas and quick turns and just when you think you have one person figured out, there he goes off the cliff of unsureness again. It is a party of a novel. The dialogue is so sparkling. the action so very hairpin curve, and it is essential to note every part of it is Ms. Anderson's attention to and unrelenting quest to make a complex statement. I feel, that as everyone, from the President on down, really enjoys this and perhaps who is on the run from someone else on the run, maybe or not, could easily run in the other direction at a moment's notice.

Among the total lol knowingness of her writing, the absolutely brilliance of a deserving writer to keep her layers straight while we watch a tightly constructed novel that dares laugh at a spy vs.spy via THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY with the colorful make of everyone, there is underneath that disturbing globule they do expect to win the world.

And how foolish we can be when we think otherwise. It is saucy and sexy and romantic and knocks down the stupid notion that women are meant to be the scenic backdrop of spy novels. Happily this is not the case here. The men can play. But always under tutelage of a wise, keenly observant writer. We return to capers that are a refreshing cocktail. The bubbles tickle and the color is pink; the high society clothes conceal a gun most often.

Ms. Anderson seems to say isn't it time to lighten up and does so with a plot that is Russian novel complex and always for a purpose, always fair to the reader lets have a knockabout fun always steered steady course round the reality we must live with. In other words, brain happily reeling, score one for a fun fantasy "guns and bombs" parody by a writer who has an extraordinary ear for dialogue as well."--Amazon Reviewer


"Whew! Talk about action! Lauren works for the government, but suddenly finds herself swept off her feet by her new boyfriend, married, and a whole new life is hers. It's filled with spies, murderers, surprises and danger. It's all done with humor. If you like action, romance, and humor, this is the one. Markee Anderson does a great job on this one."--Amazon Reviewer



Saved by the Glass Slipper by Markee Anderson

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

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Someone is chasing Amy Watson in the small western Florida community. After running into an adorable man named Mark Dallas at the beach, she realizes he's not all he seems to be, becoming almost like a superhero to her. He has bodyguards from his business—a gaming software company named Madcap—and seems to know all the big shots in town. But when she confronts him, he just says he's an ordinary programmer. When a dead body is found in Amy's apartment, it's time that Mark sets the record straight, leading them on a scavenger hunt around the nation to find out why Amy's being targeted. Could it be because she's collaborated with the NSA to tell them how to do their job, or maybe her ties to the Department of Homeland Security to explain how to find terrorists without racial profiling? Or maybe it's a simple game of cat and mouse, hunting for something long lost. Regardless, Amy and Mark are on the run, to save her life while she gains the infamous glass slipper in Mark Dallas' world.

What they're saying about it:

"A novel begins with a woman being chased by a man in black. Markee Anderson invites you along for the ride in familiar territory but territory she has marked by her own wild imagination. And you feel comfortable, You know you are in for a good time .Words dance in Markee Anderson's book, birthed of a sharp mind and a sure sense of purpose, to give us a good vacation.. SAVED BY THE GLASS SLIPPER teams with spies, I' romance, a very fun and smart plot, sly misdirection, very knowing, endearing, that always plays fair. What has become excess by the gallons of blood and down to descriptions of each millimeter of flesh in sex passages and the functioning of bodies as fuming machines in so many books and films, you won't find here. For in this novel, the sex is gentle and reassuring, the kisses, the caring and giving are nice and reflective, then the tense plot is off and running again. And Mark and Amy really like each other a lot. There is a happy ending and it's all rather like, having seen the James Bond movies go insane, so you try Ian Fleming again, and there are plots of cunning and surprise and dialogue intelligent and people you like and all written with style and character. I've just again described this fast paced split second timing novel by Markee Anderson."--Amazon Reviewer

"Saved by the Glass Slipper is a fun mystery with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. The characters are likeable. The dialogue is oftentimes funny yet serious when it needs to be, and it doesn't drag the story. The plot has a conspiracy theory element to it, so if you think what you know is all there is...this might not be the book for you. All in all, a great read that kept me guessing--and laughing--from the first page to the last."--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bargain eBooks #207:

Love Means Nothin by Markee Anderson

Genre: Contemporary romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Author Site
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Sony (Sony Reader)



Melody Gray visits New York City to attend her best friend's wedding, meeting tennis pro John Spencer at the train station, and stopping him from running away from his life. She loves spending time with him, finding herself wishing she could stay with him instead of returning to her abusive father in West Virginia. But she knows her father needs her to take care of him, and since John's famous mother and others surrounding John let her know she doesn't belong, she realizes she'll never be able to be near the man she loves again.

What they're saying about it:

"Both she, and John Spencer, tennis champ, are running away from the present and past. He is no longer keen to be a tennis star, and she is trying to escape child abuse as best she can. From the first sentence, I loved them both. Her best friend's getting married and she's arrived in Manhattan for it. Then, well, as a fight breaks out in a restaurant and one man lands on their table, as this stranger, John, escorts her expertly out of the way....we are assured of an adroit writer who handles plot, dialog, place and time perfectly. And we are assured he is THE one. There is love burgeoning and blood is spilled. Ms. Anderson has taken us to Technicolor New York. The greatest place in the universe. And it is endearing, and I found myself feeling so happy. Like sitting in a park on a sunny summer afternoon, reading a smile of a book that is spun in complex startlements and revelations of personhoods and a clearness of past, so things can be seen honestly and away from hurt. No clockwork plot or characters who seem hemmed in by plot points and, as she writes, the need to get one, say, on a subway, at just the right moment, they also have breath and life. Wealth, papparazzi, cheesecake for a greeting card store, Dickensian relationship mix ups, and a swirling world of wonder right there in your hands. As mixed up as I make it seem, she makes it clear as day. And they live all on their own as well. Get a copy and take a run into joy. Excellent job."--Amazon Reviewer


All for Aaron by Markee Anderson

Genre: Contemporary romance

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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When Kelly Foster divorced, her senatorial-hopeful ex-husband paid off the judge and Kelly's lawyer, enforcing unbelievable rules, including the fact that she may never date and her son has to attend a school for the profoundly autistic. If she breaks any of the rules, her autistic son will be taken from her and put in an institution, where she'll never see him again. But when Kelly meets her son's delectable teacher, Dr. Drew Miller, she has to keep her distance for her son's sake, sacrificing her own happiness with the man of her dreams.

What they're saying about it:

"All for Aaron is a special read. I connected because I have an autistic grandson, and I know I would do anything if it benefited him. Markee Anderson paints a very realistic tale of love and sacrifice between a mother and her son, and delivers a hulky hero brave enough to withstand the tests put before mom, Kelly Foster by her ex-husband. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining and well-written read. This is the first of Ms. Anderson's books that I've read, but it certainly won't be the last."--Amazon Reviewer

"I began this book before I left for school in the early evening, and it is all I thought about the whole time. The story captivated me from the first chapter. I wanted to know more about autism; wanted to know about Aaron and his journey. This book completely enthralled me, kept me guessing, and held me on the edge of suspense until the end. The conclusion was very endearing and sweet. I can't wait to read more of Markee Anderson's work!"--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bargain eBooks #206:

A Touch of Deceit by Gary Ponzo

Genre: Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Winner, Southwest Writers Award

FBI agent Nick Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to track down a Kurdish terrorist. Tommy, however, is in the Mafia. Yes, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.

What they're saying about it:

Writer/Director Stephen Carpenter said, “This book grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.”

Judith L. Pearson, author of “Wolves at the Door,” and “Belly of the Beast,” said, “Gary Ponzo is the best new thriller writer out there.”

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bargain eBooks #205:

The Fall Guy by Simon Wood

Genre: Mystery/thriller

Book Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

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Todd Collins has failed in every job he's ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy in a shiny, new Porsche belonging to a drug dealer. When the police stop the drug dealer for a broken taillight that Todd has caused and discover a cocaine shipment, a West Coast kingpin holds Todd responsible. On the run from organized crime, Todd discovers his true calling.

What they're saying about it:

"Great mystery with exciting plot twits and suspense galore."—The Midwest Book Review

“Elmore Leonard would be proud to have written this twisty, action-packed tale.”— Cemetery Dance

“Tightly crafted. Wood delivers the goods!”— Reviewing The Evidence

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bargain eBooks #204:

3 Lies by Helen Hanson

Genre: Thriller

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

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At CIA headquarters, a young officer discovers that terrorists may have commandeered their computer systems to launch an unauthorized mission. Elsewhere, conspirators abduct nine people to manipulate the rules of their game. Two disparate ambitions — Clint Masters becomes the reluctant link in the chain of danger.

Ever since Clint’s almost ex-wife dumped him, he bobs along the Massachusetts coast in a sailboat with his black lab for company. He avoids all forms of technology, a counterintuitive effort for the burned-out founder of CatSat Laboratories. Tired of clutching the brass ring, he needed to untether, step off the corporate treadmill, and smell a flower. Fortunately, he met one, a beautiful, unspoiled woman who doesn’t treat him like a commodity. His relationship with Beth offers more promise than his marriage ever did, even if she is on dialysis for her recovering kidneys, until she disappears.

In spite of the evidence, her family refuses to admit she’s in danger. Without routine dialysis, she won’t survive. As Clint realizes that he loves Beth, damn-near ex-wife Paige sashays back into his life with disturbing news.

While the CIA young gun tracks his quarry, Clint enlists the help of two men to find Beth, a blithe Brit named Merlin, and Todd, his playboy partner-in-tech. But Clint must find Beth before her kidneys fail. And before someone unloads a bullet in his head.

What they're saying about it:

"Helen Hanson's thriller has it all- suspense, wit, and likeable characters. She's not afraid to tackle high tech challenges, disability issues, political agendas, or complicated love triangles. 3 Lies moves at shuttle speed; the dialogue pops and the plot crescendos to the final page. Hanson's knowledge in a variety of subject areas permeates throughout, adding depth and interest to the story; her subtle humor appears in almost every conversation. Hanson-the-wordsmith enticed this reader to turn pages and made me laugh out loud. Can't wait for her next one!"--Amazon Reviewer

"This was a great novel. I look forward to reading more of Ms Hanson's work."--Barnes and Noble Reviewer

"I love suspenseful and thrilling books and this one is now at the top of my favorites list! The story line was catching from the first chapter and kept me waiting for what was going to happen next. While the main character Clint Masters, was the forefront of the story, the other characters were ever present and very well played out, so you never forgot where their roll came in to factor. With the presence of the CIA, Supreme Court, kidnapping, personal life drama and terrorists, this was an awesome read, with a great twist and mystery to keep you guessing until the final pages. Fantastic first novel! Can't wait to see what this author has next!"--Goodreads Reviewer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bargain eBooks #203:

Parallel by Jordan Euston

Type: Short Story

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Price: $1.29

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)




What happens when 3 universes collide? 3 unlucky girls are about to find out, but are they a significant part of the events? 3 girls, 3 universes, 1 outcome.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bargain eBooks #202:

Northwoods Deep by Joel Arnold

Genre: Horror

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

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Deep in the north woods, two sisters become lost; one stalked by a murderous ex-husband, the other unable to rid herself of the leeches that appear mysteriously on her skin.

All are drawn to an old, dilapidated cabin.

Inside lives an old man with awful urges, accompanied by a Rottweiler possessed by something…unnatural.

But it’s what resides beneath the cabin that they should really be worried about.

Please join award-winning author Joel Arnold on a ride over the river and through the woods straight into terror in his newest novel, Northwoods Deep.


What they're saying about it:

"This is the kind of horror that I can get into. Lost in the woods, and old cabin, a crazy old guy.....yeah, it's going there.

Carol and her sister Brenda are taking kind of a canoe trip to really get away from Carols ex-husband Mitch, who is stalking her. He ends up hearing about it, and follows.

When this happens, her brother Jack starts to have dreams about his mother April (who he was responsible for killing in a car crash) telling him that his sisters were in trouble. So he and his father Allen, who has still never forgiven him for the death of April, goes after them, not exactly knowing when they hit the water.

Everything comes to a head at the Cabin in Northwoods deep where Agustus Meyer lives. He is the guardian of an ancient evil. Mitch is the first to really find out what happens, and it's here where the twisted Hansel and Gretel story comes into play, as it seems he's "fattening" them up for some sort of sacrifice.

I can't really go much more into detail as it will spoil the story, but I found it a real page turner."--Amazon Reviewer


"A sister's love, a father's pain, a brother's guilt, a psycho ex husband, a creepy old hermit, and an Indian legend all come together in a story so descriptive and well written that I could almost smell the woods and hear the river. There are not many books that I assign the overused phrase of "page turner" and it may seem like I'm gearing up to call Northwoods Deep one of them....

Well I'm not. Because for me, this book was more rare than a page turner. I did not devour it in one sitting. This book was savored slowly over several days, even though I did not want to put it down. I forced myself to put it down. To make it last, simply because I don't know when I have enjoyed a book more, and I didn't want it to end. I do know it will probably be a long time before I find another one as good. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this author."--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bargain eBooks #201:

Killer Cows by D.M. Anderson

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
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Omnilit
Echelon Press
Fictionwise




They're big! They're angry! They smell bad! They're coming!

The only thing standing in their way is a lonely 14-year-old, whether he's ready or not... Randy Meyer is the new kid in Satus Creek, a tiny farm town where nothing ever happens, and his days are filled with tedium. Then one summer afternoon, a meteor crashes nearby. It's just the first in a series of events that will not only change his life, but threaten the entire planet. Soon after, vicious cows are on the rampage all over the country, and they're not of this Earth! Armed with a newly-discovered flying saucer he doesn't know how to fly, and a misfit group of new friends he doesn't entirely trust, Randy is forced to grow up fast if he's going to make decisions that will not only help him fit-in with his new peers, but save the world from a fate worse than death!

What they're saying about it:

"I loved this book! It has everything ...... Action, suspense, romance.......Cows will never look the same to me again! This book will appeal to young adults and over 50ers like myself. I enjoyed how the main character, Randy, brought together an unlikely crew to save the world.

Even though I am as about as far from being an adolescent boy as humanly possible, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone over the age of 8. It is fast paced with something for everyone from SciFi to romance, with lots of adventure, excitement and saving the world thrown in between.

With an interesting cast of lovable and well developed characters, there is someone for everyone to relate to, and I feel as if I have made a wonderful group of new friends. I really hope I will see more of Randy and his crew in future books."--Amazon Reviewer


"Randy Meyer and his mother have recently moved to fictional Satus Creek, Oregon from Portland. They've moved around a lot because of difficult financial circumstances, and Randy hates being the new kid.

But then a meteor crashes on a nearby farm, and a mysterious cow starts trying to run down the town bully...and then the world. And only Randy and his friends can stop them!

Killer Cows was really fun to read, despite my not being an adolescent boy. Yes, there is fart-joke humor, but it's not the focus of the book. It's just a fast-moving, fun story that young people will enjoy.

I think this book will be most enjoyable for ages 9 and up, but like I said, it was fun for me to read, too. I look forward to reading more books from Mr. Anderson."--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bargain eBooks #200:

A Post-apocalyptic Story of Love by Terrance Foxxe

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Scribd



Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Baby Sister has been kidnapped, and Pap must master the magic of his own universe, solving the riddle of another universe’s magic. Pap may be the next Keeper of the Dead, but who’s soul must he ultimately Keep? $2.99 USD Amazon and Scribd.

You can read the first three chapters HERE



In The Dreaming by Terrance Foxxe

Type: Short Story Collection

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Scribd




Terrance Foxxe’s In The Dreaming is a collection of short stories bridged together by a larger narrative, a mosaic novel unlike any other.

“I thought this novel would work out well if I could find the perfect vehicle to drive my character's interactions. Would a mental ward patient do?"

Foxxe's unique novel offers a wide variety of stories to suit any tastes. From Native American legend to urban detective. Science fiction, magic and love, alongside vampires, barbarians, presidents, elves, and (walking talking) toys. Horror with the hope. A little something for everyone.


Read the first three chapters HERE

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bargain eBooks #199:

Hot Fun in the Summertime by Chicki Brown

Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Google e-Books



Hot Fun in the Summertime, by Chicki Brown is available for only $3.99 on Amazon.com for Kindle, PC, iPad, and phone and also on B&N Nook, and for all e-reader formats on Google eBooks.

Seven very different singles – four women and three men – rent a New Jersey beach house for the summer: author Shontae Nichols, self-employed accountant and realtor, Linda Harris, Linda’s sister, hip-hop video dancer Kinnik Watkins, cosmetologist, Jovita Blassingame, Calculus professor Curtis “Doc” Whetstone, actor and drama instructor, Kip Lee, and new housemate, up and coming film actor, Devon Burke.

During their two month stay, romances bloom, friendships are tested and when a tragedy strikes one of the housemates, they all learn the answer to the age-old question: Can men and women ever be just friends?

What they're saying about it:

"Hot Fun in the Summertime, is an excellent novel. I liked all the characters and couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happened. I am so looking forward to her next novel Hollywood Swingers."--Amazon Reviewer

"Here's another one for Chicki Brown. What is friendship? What does it mean to you, do for you, and do to you. Chicki really broke it down where you can put yourselves in the book and see which friend you were and which friend you had. Truly awesome cannot wait for the sequel. Another 5 stars in my book."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bargain eBooks #198:

Daddy Left Me Alone With God by Robin Slick

Genre: Fiction

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Omnilit (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Publisher Site
All Romance



Annie loathes middle age because in her mind, as long as she avoids mirrors in brightly lit rooms, she is still a cool, cutting edge hipster with a scandalous secret she has kept for almost three decades.

At age seventeen, Annie had a love affair with a man ten years her senior -- legendary British rock guitarist Mick Saunders. Now, feeling stuck in a boring, faltering marriage and desperate to change her life, she is unexpectedly given the chance to reconnect with Mick while chaperoning her fledgling rock star teenagers on a tour across America.

To Annie, this opportunity to recapture her past is a dream come true. But will she and Mick be able to pick up where they left off?


You can read an excerpt for free HERE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bargain eBooks #197:

Dead Barchetta by Kathryn Lively

Genre: Mystery

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Publisher Website
All Romance



Music tutor by day and tribute band guitarist by night, Matt “Lerxst” Johnston doesn’t have an enemy in the world…so he thinks. One night a pretty young woman tries to smother him in his sleep, and it’s not for the usual reasons a woman would have for wanting to inflict harm upon him! The dream he enjoyed at the time quickly spirals into a nightmare of mistaken identities and nosy investigators who threaten Lerxst’s freedom, to say nothing of coming close to discovering his grandmother’s secret “herb garden.”

Armed only with a guitar and endless questions, Lerxst escapes the discomfort of his beach home and hides out in New York City to learn the true identity of his would-be assailant. Instead he learns more about himself and what he needs to do to survive the next attempt on his life.

And what a long, strange trip it is…


What they're saying about it:

"I just finished this book. It has interesting charactors and moves nicely with surprises that pop up every so often. Many of these are not just coincidents as we are led to believe, but part of a broader story the reader does not find out about until near the end. I read most of it on the train to work and was disapointed a few times when I had to stop reading due to the train arriving at it's destination. I don't think any mystery reader would be disappointed and if your a fan of the band Rush, you'll like the references here."--Amazon Reviewer

"A trite as it may sound, I found myself not able to put this one down. Lively has a gift for mixing suspense with the truly unexpected, often with darkly humorous results. You never quite know what the next page is bringing, but odds are that it will only add to the delightful mix of calamity and hilarity that surrounds our boy Lerxst. Being a quick and engaging read, I don't want to reveal too much in this review, but if seemingly odd bedfellows such as fake limbs and bombs sound intriguing, pick this book up now!!! Truly an engaging and enjoying read."--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, May 9, 2011

Bargain eBooks #196:

The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

Genre: Historical, Espionage, Mystery, Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



In the last winter of WWII a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join an absurdly desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan -- he'll use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America he'd once abandoned. Max the performer is hardly a soldier let alone a double-crossing commando, yet in the deadly Battle of the Bulge he has to fool battle-shocked American GIs as well as dodge discovery by his reckless German comrades. Belgium's Ardennes forest becomes a snowbound hell and the magical America he'd loved is lost to him, replaced by a somber invading juggernaut. In the end, Max's gambles will lead him to a grim but honest payoff.

Part espionage thriller, part expatriate noir and the first in a series, The Losing Role is based on an actual false flag operation that's been made infamous in legend but in reality was a doomed farce. In all the tragic details and with some dark humor, this is the story of an aspiring talent who got in over his head and tried to break free.

What they're saying about it:

"An excellent WWII espionage thriller that transcends the genre, making it a story that you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy." --The New Podler Review of Books

"This is a well-researched and fascinating book ... with a refreshing twist; it is told from the view point of a German soldier -- and a likable one at that." --Man of la Book: Review

"The book does a marvelous job of showing the 'fog of war' wherein no one truly understands what is going on once the attack has begun. Finally, the book is fun." --Historical Novel Review




Besserwisser: A Novel by Steve Anderson

Genre: Humor, Satire, Mystery, Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



American slacker Gordy Ford has finally made it to Munich. It's 1990, the Berlin Wall's fallen, and Gordy hopes for a new life as an expat writer. The problem is, Gordy's also pretending to be a top Hitler scholar.

Looking to win the heart of a mysterious German woman, Jane, Gordy sees no choice but to stick with his half-baked masquerade and soon the fake scholar and his long-lost pal, Tad, stumble onto a shocking historical discovery that seems to make them the target of a wannabe Neo-Nazi and shady Russian mafia. In the end, no one's really who they seem and all have to come clean -- even when the truth wreaks havoc on guarded love and brittle dreams.

Besserwisser (German for "would-be know-it-alls") has dark and dry humor, a rowdy plot, and imposters exposed despite their best efforts.


What they're saying about it:

"Confederacy of Dunces but set against the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besserwisser is a comical adventure that will keep you guessing."
--The LL Book Review




False Refuge by Steve Anderson

Genre: Crime, Noir, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)


US Army reservist Alex Swenson has gone AWOL to avoid Iraq duty. He's fled to the Big Island of Hawaii, where he finds himself attracted to cute and wily Kanani, a crime-world survivor searching for a better life. Yet Alex's old army buddy, Jerry, is hot on Alex's trail.

A secretive island haven, Krieger Estates, was supposed to grant Alex a new life and identity, but soon Alex finds that the estates' amoral founders thrive on absolute power, lockstep obedience, and unjust violence. Fleeing's no option this time. Alex refuses to play along and it brings his new overseers' full wrath. To save Alex, Kanani and Jerry join forces with a hard-nosed plan that enlists even the rugged and unforgiving Big Island terrain itself, yet it's Alex who'll find a way free without relying on Kanani's doomed schemes, or Jerry's tragic sense of loyalty, or any savage methods. Alex will do it his way to the bitter end.

What they're saying about it:

"Rico Bocanegra is surely the finest alias for a fictional character in modern literature! Of course, with a name like that, I have to believe that Alex Swenson did not want his lie to go unnoticed. That, on some level, he always wanted to be held accountable for his actions and his point of view. I read Steve Anderson's, False Refuge, in a handful of sittings. It is the engaging and thought- provoking story of an army reservist gone AWOL. Even more, it is a meditation on war, politics, economics and social justice. The ultimate theme, as embodied in Alex Swenson, is personal responsibility and how the individual must take a principled stand, all the while, expecting to be held to account. In the absence of this individual, we get violence, war, injustice and Reacton Uni-Corp. But don't take my word for it. Give this book a read and decide for yourself."--Amazon Reviewer


"Anderson does an amazing job telling a tough story about a 1991 Persian Gulf War veteran who'd rather go AWOL than deploy to Iraq for the continuation of that conflict more than a dozen years later.

In addition to vivid descriptions of Hawaii and his trademark character development, Anderson also articulates a point of view on the current Iraq War that got little airing during the 2002 war debate and the subsequent press coverage of the 2003 invasion.

Even if you don't agree with the political points of view expressed, False Refuge is a great story and it's told in a memorable way. At the very least, it'll make you think--and that's not a bad thing."--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bargain eBooks #195:

Modesty (Excuse Me, Miss #2 by Philip Duck

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)





Eight calls…

From an unfamiliar number…

For rape survivor and “infidelity photographer”, Terri Welker, the question is far greater than should she answer. The question is: What should she do now that she has been found? Run again? Or stay and fight for the new life she has created photographing cheating spouses for James Boston Investigations?

The breathtaking continuation of the Excuse Me, Miss Series


What they're saying about it:

"I really liked this story. The characters were dynamic, diverse and well developed. The descriptions of the characters were nicely detailed and I was able to visualize each one in my head. I could genuinely feel for Terri and what she was struggling with now, as well as in her past. I didn't mind the mention of music or brands in this book, in fact I even stopped for a moment to download some of the music. I didn't find much romance here, which was fine. I noticed some places where the author was going for suspense. I'm really glad I gave this book a try because I usually don't read anything mentioning romance. I will definitely read from this author again."--Amazon Reviewer

"I found the story to be interesting and it takes turns I never saw coming. Reading Terri's story the way it is written makes you really care about Terri and what has brought her to this point."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bargain eBooks #194:

The Tale of Asha, Volume 1: Death by Joseph Lewis

Type: Short Story Collection

Genre: Historical, Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



The Tale of Asha series follows the strange adventures of the herbalist Asha and the nun Priya as they travel across India.

Volume 1: Death contains three stories.
1.The Lotus Cave (free on Smashwords)
Asha, a traveling herbalist, investigates a local legend about a demon that drank up a river and the young Buddhist nun who restored the river but never returned from the lotus cave.

2.The Fever Mist
Asha and Priya tend a young boy with a burning fever who is so sensitive to light and sound that he must hide in a blacked out house. Only his father’s confession can lead Asha to a cure, but the only cure may be death.

3.The Shining Scales
Asha and Priya meet a man who lost his wife and his sight, yet remains serenely content with his fortunes. Asha is almost ready to give up her travels for him, until she hears a mysterious ringing in the night.


What they're saying about it:

"This collection of short stories is fantastic. You're taken into a world like ours, but slightly different. Everything is perfectly described, with no wasted words -- you can feel, hear and smell the rain and fog. See the lushness of the forests, the beauty of the lake and the haunting sadness of the ruined village. Each story will draw you in and not let you go until the very last sentence. You'll think about the stories and wonder about the further adventures of Asha.

Treat youself to a journey into a lush and beautiful world that almost like ours -- you'll be glad you did."--Amazon Reviewer


"A Tale of Asha, Volume I is an engaging little book told as 3 connected short stories. The author's forward describes a parallel universe, where the reader might recognize certain objects, places, or references, but the actual setting is not "Earth as we know it". The book keeps the character list short and provides a far amount of background on Asha, Priya, and a couple of other characters while focusing on the story presently happening. The character development left me wanting to know more, especially about Asha's time training with the doctor, but perhaps that is to come in the future books.

The imagery is excellent - descriptions of deep forests and wide lakes, written in the kind of detail that lets an imaginative reader get a clear enough mental picture that you almost feel like you are there. All-in-all, A Tale of Asha is an engaging story and left this reader wondering "what happens next" in the story and looking forward to additional volumes."--Amazon Reviewer

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bargain eBooks #193:

Half-Inch by McCarty Griffin

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Smashwords (all eBook formats)



Pammy has had enough of Bobby, her abusive drunk of a husband. One lovely spring day, she decides to kill him, despite the fact that they will soon be divorced and he will, at least in the eyes of the law, be out of her life for good. Indulging in homicidal daydreams for years has led her to devise her own perfect and completely bizarre plan.

What they're saying about it:

"Half Inch by McCarty Griffin is a short novella of a marriage gone terribly wrong. But, it's Bobby's deficit personality, his abusive nature, his lack of human capacity for true emotion that drives Pammy to the point of breaking psychologically. That's when her inner voice takes over, driving Pammy to make plans and come up with contingencies to remove Bobby permanently from her life. And, to her inner voice's delight, it's about time."--Smashwords Reveiwer

"This particular line from Half-Inch sets you up for the enthralling pages you will become immersed in. Pammy is a woman on the edge; she may just take a leap that many wouldn’t dare to even attempt. I found myself glued to every word and thought Pammy had or felt as if this was a true life situation. In fact, is feels as though the plot was pulled from a nightly news broadcast. As a lover of horror and crime dramas, this is right up my alley and I would love, yes, love to see this amazing short story become a full length novel. In 67 pages, I was truly amazed at the quality, depth, and extreme emotion it contained. If you haven’t had a chance to read this fabulous story, you should."--Smashwords Reviewer


Monster Story by McCarty Griffin

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Horror

Price: $4.99

Where to Get It:

Smashwords (all eBook formats)



Christy McCauley has returned to West Virginia at last, but her homecoming quickly turns into a surreal nightmare. In the deep hollows and woods of rural Augusta County, something unspeakable is slaughtering people in the dark of night. Authorities don't know if its human or animal, or how to stop it. Christy and her friends only know they must hunt it and destroy it, before it kills again.

What they're saying about it:

"I liked that McCarty went the route not often taken. Because this isn’t a werewolf story to me, it is exactly as the title states: a monster story. The “were” is just as feral and horrifying as the “wolf”. In some ways more, because as humans, I think we have a hard time seeing anything that looks like “us” as monsters and Christy and friends spend a lot of time wondering about the moral ramifications of dealing with what they are dealing with because of that."--Smashwords Reviewer

"McCarty Griffin is the new alpha in the werewolf pack and she has the story to prove it."--Smashwords Reviewer

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bargain eBooks #192:

The Color of Heaven by E.V. Mitchell

Genre: Mainstream Contemporary Fiction

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



By Julianne MacLean writing as E.V.Mitchell
Sophie Duncan is a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, Sophie experiences something profound and extraordinary - something that unlocks the secrets from her past, and teaches her what it means to truly live.

What they're saying about it:

“The Color of Heaven had me laughing, crying, and remembering my own first love. Mitchell’s ability to vividly relay the ups and downs of relationships – whether between husband and wife, mother and daughter, or close friends – draws you in completely and makes you wish their stories could go on forever. …A beautifully-crafted, imaginative gem.” – Cathy Donaldson

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bargain eBooks #191:

Round Robin by Joseph Flynn

Genre: Romantic comedy

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



Round Robin Phinney…She’s 230 pounds of bad attitude. She dishes out sandwiches and insults to the customers at Screaming Mimi’s deli. She takes a dim view of people in general and men in particular. Her home is her sanctuary. She has an apartment upstairs. Downstairs, she’s created a private park, lushly landscaped, dotted with ponds, furnished with two Chicago Park District benches. Manfred Welk is what Charles Atlas would have looked like if he’d been serious about lifting weights. A former Olympic powerlifter for East Germany, his ex-wife turned him in for spying. Brought to Chicago after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he needs a place to live.
When cold weather hits and Robin’s furnace goes out, the plants in her park start to die. Worse, she has no money for repairs — but she does have a small vacant apartment in her basement. Something she might swap for the services of a live-in handyman. After interviewing a number of prospective fix-it people, Robin finds, to her great horror, the best choice is a giant German with CIA connections. That’s bad enough, but the guy turns out to have a kid, a blue-haired prepubescent brat named Bianca who’s been raised in a brothel. Robin, Manfred and Bianca all have their demons to cast out. You’ll have a grand time watching as they do.

What they're saying about it:

"A lot of fun to read."--Amazon Reviewer

"Great book."--Amazon Reviewer

"Great read."--Amazon Reviewer




Gasoline, Texas by Joseph Flynn

Genre: Political Humor

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)


Laddy Johnson may or may not be the unacknowledged love child of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson. But one thing's for sure: After fifteen years of being a Hollywood stuntman, Laddy's back to run for mayor of his hometown of Gasoline, Texas. His opponent is incumbent Edwin Win-Win Winslow. Win-Win is the quintessential Texas good ol' boy. A former star lineman at Texas A&M, Win-Win now owns Texas Rolling Stock, an upscale SUV dealership that sells internal combustion monsters like gas was still 25¢ a gallon. Which in Gasoline it still is. The town has its own oil field and refinery. And the Municipal Field is what the election is all about. Laddy vows to keep it. Win-Win wants to sell it to Big Oil, which is getting nervous about the idea of anybody in the country still having access to affordable fuel. Win-Win promises that every homeowner in town will get a windfall payment that will make the sale a good deal. Laddy cautions that Big Oil is way too slippery to trust. Who will win? Will the Winslow dynasty be extended another generation? Will Laddy ever find out who his daddy is? Will he marry his first love, now a famous movie star? Or will he chuck everything to take up with Win-Wins long lost daughter, Hayley? Finding out is a gusher of fun.

What they're saying about it:

"Great read — enjoy."--Amazon Reviewer

"Humorous and right on."--Amazon Reviewer

"I can't wait for Flynn's next book."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bargain eBooks #190:

The Hangman's Companion by Joseph Flynn

Genre: Political Thriller

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
iBooks (iPad)



Always a good sport, Jim McGill, the first private-eye to live in the White House, agrees to accompany his wife, the president, to London to be her escort at a dinner given by the queen—yes, the one who lives in Buckingham Palace. Problem is, he’ll have a week in England beforehand, while the president attends a G8 meeting, with nothing to do.

Then a client comes to McGill, the daughter of a former Chicago cop McGill knew but didn’t like when he was a captain on the CPD. McGill’s former colleague went to Paris to scatter the ashes of his late, French-born wife in the Seine. While tending to that solemn obligation, the former cop managed to get into a brawl with and kill France’s national sports hero. The guy from Chicago claims he was only saving a blonde woman from being beaten by the Frenchman, as French law actually required him to do. Only problem is, the blonde has disappeared.

The former cop’s daughter asks McGill to find the woman and save her father.

Beats glad-handing the locals in nearby London, he decides. He just has to wrap up the case in time to get to dinner with the president and the queen.


What they're saying about it:

ForeWord Magazine called The President’s Henchman “marvelously entertaining.” Its sequel, The Hangman’s Companion, is even more fun. With a French accent.

Five five-star Amazon reader reviews: "A fantastic read." "I love the new Joseph Flynn thriller." "Highly recommend." "Keeps getting better." "This is a must read."




The Next President by Joseph Flynn

Genre: Political Thriller

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
iBooks (iPad)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



J.D. Cade came home to southern Illinois from Vietnam and thought he’d never have to kill again. He was wrong. Someone starts blackmailing him. Not only does this new anonymous enemy know J.D.’s darkest secrets, he also implicates J.D.’s son in a death that could reignite a blood feud. The blackmailer wants J.D. to use his deadly skills to assassinate Senator Franklin Delano Rawley — the first African-American with a chance to become president of the United States. In order to save his son, spare Rawley and emerge alive, J.D. must somehow find out who is behind a conspiracy that could change the fate of a nation.

(First published by Bantam Books in June, 2000 — eight years before the election of Barack Obama.)


What they're saying about it:

"[A] tough, stylish tale." — Publishers Weekly

"Flynn is an excellent storyteller." — Booklist

"Flynn [is] a master of high-octane plotting." — Chicago Tribune

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bargain eBooks #189:

Tree of Life (Part I) by Elita Daniels

Genre: High Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (for Kindle)
Author Site (PDF, Mobi, ePub formats)



Wrath, vengeance, hatred, cannot breathe the same atmosphere as love. And so it was that love began to wither and withdraw...

Among the ageless quietude of the elves, Deacon, a mortal, suffers the inescapable awareness of mortality. He lived in what many deemed perfection, but a dark uncertainty plagued him that there lay treachery in it all.

When secrets of his mysterious heritage are revealed, the young mage is thrown into a revolt of confusion, and in an unwholesome vent of misery, travels a path of unforgivable deeds. One of the few left of his kind - a race whose magical energies are vigorously interwoven with their lifeforce - Deacon is drawn into a world that turns into an involution of evil and death.


What they're saying about it:

"If you are looking for a story brimming with romance, mystery and adventure, you must read "The Tree of Life" by Elita Daniels. The rich fantasy tale has a delicious old world charm and the quality of the prose is intricate and designed to be savoured. I especially enjoyed the full descriptions of the main characters and the love, hate and anguish they feel as the tale unwinds. The story explores the multifaceted nature of love and desire: the joy, the burden, the tenderness and pain, the friendships and the enemies. I felt myself being drawn deep into the minds and emotions of the characters until it was as if I was present in the story myself. The author layers her descriptions with the fine touch of a painter, creating shadows and highlights to the plot and characters, painting a memorable, beautiful story."--Amazon Reviewer


"Set in a mythical country, there are elves, and humans, and 'mage'.....those with mystical powers.

The story centers around young Deacon, and his struggle to come to terms with his part human, part mage heritage, while fighting his own internal demons. The authors descriptive prose brought the characters and surroundings to life, and I found myself rooting for, sympathizing with, and wanting to throttle Deacon at different times.

There are highs, and there are lows, and I felt each one. If there is one downside......its the ending. Elita!! How can you leave me hanging like this??? There had best be a part II and soon."--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bargain eBooks #188:

Show No Mercy by Brian Drake

Genre: Thriller

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon.com (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)



Could you kill your father? CIA agent Michael Dodge owes Harry Ames, his surrogate father. But his mentor is accused of murdering a comrade and joining forces with an enemy planning to unleash a lethal biological weapon on the United States. Dodge may have to kill Harry, but can he do it? SHOW NO MERCY by Brian Drake. A heart-stopping international thrill-ride with a twist at every turn.

What they're saying about it:

"Michael and Tracy's globe hopping trying to find Harry is thrilling and there are enough twists and turns thrown into the story, that you will want to know what happens. Will Michael get to the terrorists in time before they blow up an American city? Will he find Harry? And what's with Harry? Is he deep undercover or has he had enough of rules and regulations and joined the terrorists for the chance at a bucket load of money? Read the story and find out!"--Amazon Reviewer