Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bargain eBooks #273:

Bears, Recycling And Confusing Time Paradoxes by Greg X Graves

Genre: Humour

Format: Anthology

Price: $0.99

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Do you want to recycle but aren't sure how?

Are you concerned that a potential suitor may be a vampire?

Have you attended a job interview only to be greeted by Hideous Telepathic Space-faring Lizardmen in Mansuits?

The Guide to Moral Living in Examples educates on these and many more common moral conundrums, offering bite-sized advice for nearly every improbable situation. Fueled by years of unintentional research on the connections between robotic bears, talking tattoos, and the best type of soap to remove irremovable rings, Greg X. Graves gives simple, friendly yet essential guidance on the twisted path to moral life.

What they're saying about it:

"I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this, and it definitely wasn't what I thought. I was pleasantly surprised. It was laugh-out-loud funny.

When your family comes to investigate the source of your raucous laughter, you know it's good stuff.

Here's the thing: the stories are COMPLETELY ridiculous. There's not a shred of logic in this book. That's definitely a part of its appeal. Seriously hilarious.

I mean really, who HASN'T worried about Lizardmen wearing Mansuits?! Who HASN'T wondered what they do when they sleepwalk?!

This book answers those questions and more...all with a moral.

Seriously, this is hilarious. Pick it up for a great, quick laugh."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bargain eBooks #272:

Burn Out by Traci Hohenstein

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Price: $0.99

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Lt. Samantha (Sam) Collins, a firefighter, vanishes after a warehouse fire the week before she was to testify at her estranged husband’s trial for drug charges. The only clue to her disappearance is a firefighter helmet that was left behind at the scene.

Rachel Scott founded Florida Omni Search after her own daughter disappeared when she was four. She has worked with law enforcement agencies all over the United States in locating missing people. Sam’s mother calls Rachel for assistance in locating her daughter. However, the search for Sam takes her on a journey that she never expected.

As she digs deeper into Sam’s past, she finds out more about the marijuana operation her husband Ken, a former police officer, was involved with.
In her desperate, terrifying search for Sam, Rachel also discovers clues about her own missing daughter, Mallory.

Will she locate Samantha in time and also find out what happened to her own daughter?

What they're saying about it:

"BURN OUT by Traci Hohenstein is one of the best crafted mystery/thrillers I've read this year. The author has clearly done her research, and it shows. The characters are believable, and the circumstances they're placed in are as well. There are several strong female characters, all of them interesting but not perfect, which bodes well for a future series and/or spin-off. The pacing of the story is terrific, and it's a quick appealing read. The cliff-hanger at the end was an added bonus. I'm looking forward to the further adventures of Sam, Rachel, and Stacy."

"I was very pleasantly surprised by this first novel from Traci Hohenstein. My interest was immediately captured and kept throughout the book. I looked forward to turning every page!"

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bargain eBooks #272:

New World Orders by Edward G. Talbot

Genre: Thriller

Price: 99 cents

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In the nineteen-sixties, a group of wealthy men concludes that it's already too late to stop global warming from destroying the planet. But they have a plan to save themselves.

Twenty years later, Jack Crowley and Jim Patterson stumble onto the conspiracy, and every answer they find is accompanied by more questions - and more deaths.

Jack is a former idealist, turned cynical by his years working as a New York tabloid editor. But his enthusiasm returns as he looks into the work of a NASA scientist who tells Jack about cover-ups at the space agency. Jim is a detective with little patience for conspiracy nuts. But he hates loose ends, and is unable to let go of the inconsistencies in another suspicious NASA death. Soon, his investigation leads him to Jack, and they join forces.

As Jack and Jim dig deeper, they are targeted by the type of killers that don't usually miss. From Washington to Las Vegas to the Middle East, they manage to stay one step ahead of their pursuers in a race to expose the truth, and maybe, just maybe, save the world.

What they're saying about it:

"New World Orders will make you question everything you have ever been told by the will suck you in from the very beginning and linger long in your thoughts after you finish the last page."--JAMES MELZER,author of Hull's Landing

"A bureaucratic apocalyptic cover-up! Ed's mixture of real world politics and the possibility of what may come, keeps you captivated and wondering... what if?"--EMERIAN RICH, author of Night's Knights

I lost a heck of a lot of sleep on this book. . .New World Orders is a must read. I highly recommend it to all readers.--A TURN OF PAGE

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bargain eBooks #271:

Do Something! 1,221 Great Dates And Awesome Activities By Andrew Ring

Genre: Activity, Hobby, Nonfiction

Price: $0.99

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A huge fun list of fantastic ideas, things to do, places to go, first dates, tenth dates.

1,221 different ideas to keep you from ever being bored. Whether with a partner or on your own.

Ride an elephant. Make a snowglobe. Participate in the Loy Krathong sky lantern festival. Bury a time capsule. Build a battle robot. Learn Niten Ichi Ryu (Two Sword Technique). Donate coats to kids. Donate blankets for the animal shelter. Make a Swedish log candle. Catch and save snowflakes on acetate. Make Thumb-Wrestling
Luchador masks and Thumb-Wrestle in style.

Artsy, sporty, nerdy, normal, strange, laid back, exciting! Ideas for everyone.

Mainly written for teenagers through great grandparents, but just about anyone could find something fun to do in this book.

The closest any idea comes to being risque is a suggestion for recreating the poses from vintage pinup art.

The internet is full of great instructions and tips, but if you can't think of anything to look up it doesn't do any good. Now there is a huge resource for getting those first ideas.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bargain eBooks #270:

The Depths of Deception by Ian Fraser

Genre: Speculative fiction/thriller/adventure

Price: $2.99

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There are only a few good solutions in a world gone mad. America has disappeared some years ago. A neo-fascist Party has come to power in the UK. Russia has expanded south. Ships leaving continental European waters are attacked. China is on the rise.

A submarine hurtles through the cold dark waters of the Atlantic en route to an unknown destination. Only the ship’s doctor knows its true mission, but he is not who he appears to be.

A sweeping tale moving from the violent heart of Apartheid South Africa, to the ruins of the United Kingdom, and down to the edge of the world in the frozen Antarctic landscape, The Depths of Deception is a tale of revenge, served as a shatteringly cold dish.

What they're saying about it:

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story follows a super assassin both before and after his family is killed. It is not written in sequence which adds an element that really works with the story. This is often hard to pull off, but Mr. Fraser makes it work. The writing is particularly good. It felt like the author really crafted each sentence. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of Africa. I found this book both thrilling and engaging. I highly recommend this book."

"This is the perfect book to read if you like The Bourne Identity and other books/movies in a similar venue. ... The author does an exceptional job creating real people within the pages. These characters are developed in an unfolding way that make them seem real (not perfect beings with unusual human powers.) The dialogue is well written and understanding the motivations of each character does come through well in their shared thoughts. This book leaves you wanting more.
Overall Impression: There were numerous times I caught myself thinking further about elements of the book. I counted three times in the first chapter thinking "I never thought about it like that." Ian Fraser writes a top notch book. It is recommended to put this one in your top ten to read."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bargain eBooks #269:

Dead Living by Glenn Bullion

Genre: Horror

Price: $2.99

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It didn’t take long for the world to die. The dead rose with no explanation and only one purpose . . . to eat living flesh.

Born on the day everything died, the world of the living dead is the only world that Aaron knows. Kept in relative isolation from the walking corpses, his family teaches him how to read and write, how to survive on his own. After a tragedy hits close to home, he discovers he is different than any human left alive.

The undead want nothing to do with him.

The survivors of the old suburb of Lexington call a high school their home. They survive day to day, without any of the luxuries mankind used to enjoy, and surrounded by the living dead. Samantha is a product of the new world. Alone, cold, looking out only for herself. She and the other residents of Lexington feel their hope dwindling. They need change. They need someone who isn't afraid of the walking corpses. They need someone who would rather live in a city of the dead.

They need Aaron.

What they're saying about it:

"I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I decided to write my first review ever! I love zombie books and am always looking for a little differentiation amongst them. This book really gave me that. The books jumps right into the action, provides plenty of surprises, and had just enough violence or gore. The main character was unique and different from any other that I have experienced in a post-apocalyptic zombie book. There was even some romance in it, which I also love. It was a page-turner from the beginning and was disappointed to see it come to an end. I was very happy with this book and would highly recommend it to others for their collections!"--Amazon Reviewer

"A different take on the zombie genre. Love it when a story has a good plot. good characters and good action. Would not be surprised if they turned this into a tv show. This a must read for zombie fans."--Amazon Reviewer

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bargain eBooks #268:

Looking for Trouble by Erin Kern

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Price: $0.99

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When Noah McDermott, owner of McDermott Construction, walks out into the bright morning sunshine, the last thing he expects is to get run over by a careless woman in a yellow Mercedes. His anger quickly fades into curiosity when the driver turns out to have endless legs and bottomless brown eyes.

Avery Price, daughter of a publishing millionaire, should have followed her instinct and kept driving instead of stopping at a dot on the map. But Trouble, Wyoming is growing on her and she needs a job – fast.

Lately, Noah’s been going through office managers like people go through sticks of gum. He needs someone with a tough backbone to get his office organized. However, he did not want that someone to be the same woman who left her bumper imprint on his backside. As the two of them work together day after day, the sparks fly. Surely they can be professional and keep from acting on their attraction toward one another. As they spend more time together, Noah starts to get the feeling Avery isn’t who she says she is. Is she just a girl looking for a change or is there more going on than she’s telling him?

Avery quickly adapts to her new life in the picturesque town of Trouble. She has a job for the first time in her life and a boss who turns her on more than her ex-fiancé ever did. But did she make the right choice by leaving home or is she falling deeper into trouble?

What they're saying about it:

"The dialogue was great and there are some funny parts. I didn't want to stop reading the story once I started. It drew me in for sure. I loved the interaction between the different characters the entire time and would love to see more from them."--The Romance Studio

"In places, Looking for trouble is amusing, sad and true to life. It was easy to read and easy to fall in with the characters and their everyday trials and tribulations.

Some of the descriptive writing is very good and I found myself smiling in more than a few places.

This books is definitely one for the girls, I am sure it will be a big hit in its genre! It is heart-warming, romantic, a little racy and funny. Every thing a girl could want from this kind of book."--Saffina Desforges, author of Sugar and Spice

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bargain eBooks #267:

Lies the Heart Tells by Jenna Storm

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Price: $0.99

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Hired by newspaper owner Laura Danilov to run a project aimed at reintroducing wolves into the wilds of Montana, Drew Allison has had little success signing on local ranchers to her cause. Instead, the ranch where she’s headquartered has suffered a string of malicious pranks she suspects is aimed at shutting her project down. When Mackenzie Sawyer falls out of a tree and into a job taking care of the ranch, Drew thinks her luck has changed for the better.

Things soon go from bad to worse, however, and Drew realizes nothing is as it seems – especially Mackenzie Sawyer.

When her quest for answers turns up a most unexpected one, she isn’t sure what to believe. She must then decide whether to listen to reason or to follow her heart as she attempts to discover what lies the heart tells and why.

What they're saying about it:

"I was drawn to this book because of where it was set and because it involved wolves. I thought it would be original. It was original and quite an enjoyable read. I loved the description of the landscape and there was some good characterisation. It wasn't too predictable either."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bargain eBooks #266:

Vampire General: Intern with the Vampire by Kit Iwasaki

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Type: Novella

eBook Price: $0.99

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Human medicine is easy. On her first day at Grace General Hospital, new intern Aline Harman risks vampire infection, demonic possession, and having her heart torn out of her chest… and this from her colleagues.

Juggling transhuman politics only becomes more difficult when a patient’s life is at stake. With a zombie to resucitate and a mermaid in critical care, Aline has her hands full. At least the doctors are good-looking.

What they're saying about it:

"The best way to describe Intern with a Vampire, is a hospital drama where the patients and doctors are supernatural beings rather than humans. The beginning of this book had me cracking up, and I definitely smiled. It reminded me of pretty much every hospital drama or soap opera that I've ever watched. Within the first page two characters are in a supply closet...and they aren't looking for supplies.Of course, since they're doctors they got interrupted by a page. It was definitely entertaining though, and so was the rest of the book. :)"--Smashwords Reviewer

"Vampire General was like watching E.R. but with a bunch of vampires, some black widows and zombies. The story was short but packed with excitement. The main character Aline was fantastic. Being the only human doctor in Grace General hospital Aline had to pretend to be a vampire to be able to care for her patients (a zombie and a mermaid!!). I'm not a big fan of cliffhangers but the way the author wrote the ending was perfect. Lets hope Kit writes a sequel because I can't wait to read more about Aline and the other doctors of Vampire Genral.

In the middle of posting this review I found out that there is going to be a sequel!! Isn't that exciting news? The sequel is call: Vampire General: Slash and Burn"--Smashwords Reviewer

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bargain eBooks #265:

The Accidental Spy by J. R. Lindermuth

Genre: Historical Fiction

Price: $2.99

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Dandy Dan McCracken is a rogue wandering around eastern Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. Wounded and on the run from the law, he's rescued and nursed to health by the lovely ward of Benedict Arnold's procurement officer. When the girl's husband returns from the front, McCracken falls in with British spies. He switches sides again as a result of love and becomes a hero, not through choice but circumstance.

What they’re saying about it:

“The first-person presentation made me feel as if Dan McCracken returned from the 18th century, plunked himself down at my kitchen table and began telling me his story. The authentic details and language are excellent and Dan's situation--from one misadventure to another--pulled me in.” –Amazon reviewer

Something In Common by J. R. Lindermuth

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Price: $4.79

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When a lonely widow finds the severed head of an unknown young woman on her front porch in rural Swatara Creek , Pennsylvania , Police Chief Aaron Brubaker is baffled. Anxious to conceal his ineptitude from municipal officials, Brubaker (whose experience has been largely limited to policing weekend drunks and speeders) strikes a deal for former chief Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick to come in as consultant. Hetrick, bored in an enforced early retirement, has a broader background, including a stint as a State Police criminal investigator and is eager to prove his ability to one particular supervisor. In tracing the ID of the victim, Hetrick discovers a link to a major theft of rare ornithological books and a trail that leads from Philadelphia to his hometown where he is forced to confront danger and the darker side of his community and its residents. This is the first of the Daniel ‘Sticks” Hetrick Murder-Mysteries from author J.R. Lindermuth. Others in the series are CRUEL CUTS, CORRUPTION’S CHILD and BEING SOMEONE ELSE.

What they’re saying about it:

"Lindermuth does a wonderful job of bringing his fictional small Pennsylvania town to life by getting us into the minds of a multitude of characters. The story itself was interesting and without a dull moment." - Judy Clemens, author of Three Can Keep a Secret

Cruel Cuts by J. R. Lindermuth

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Price: $4.79

Where to get it: (Kindle)

A rash of animal mutilations and a vicious poison pen campaign directed against an ambitious young lawyer lead to murder in a rural Pennsylvania community in this second in the Sticks Hetrick mystery series. Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick, retired police chief, and Flora Vastine, a novice officer, team up and encounter false leads, a series of dangerous episodes and another murder before the case is resolved.

What they’re saying about it:

"Combining the threads of a disturbing mystery, domestic violence and at least two potential romances, this second novel in the series from author J.R. Lindermuth weaves a complex and very enjoyable cozy read full of murder, deceit and greed. Along the way he provides a revealing glimpse into a small town with characters just as real as your neighbors next door."-Kevin Tipple, Crime and Suspense Magazine

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bargain eBooks #264:

The Blood Gate David Ross Erickson

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

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The Blood Gate is the story of two men who would be kings. Hurrus is an exiled prince who believes he is descended from the gods themselves and will stop at nothing to reclaim the throne of his father. Xanthippus is the assassin sent to stop him. Neither man is aware that their destinies bind them as they must unite to face an evil that threatens to destroy them both.

Hurrus is a man of great natural ability and charisma. Fashioning an army in his own image, he leads it to unequaled heights of military glory. But the cost is high. Too high. Aware of his weakness, Hurrus knows he has but one hope to achieve his goal - to enter the mysterious Blood Gate, a crapshoot from which he will emerge with the strength of a god, or the mind of a madman.

Xanthippus is a baseborn murderer, now a warrior of the once-great Prathian Guard, a man who lives by the sharpness of his wits and the swiftness of his blade. Sent to assassinate some prince he has never heard of, he instead finds himself pitted against an evil he cannot begin to comprehend. When he realizes that his assignment to assassinate Hurrus is in fact a suicide mission, he vows revenge.

The two men eventually find themselves fighting for a common cause against a common foe. But even as they forge an alliance, Xanthippus remembers the words of the man who once saved his life: “Someday Hurrus will return, and you will wish you had killed him.”

What they're saying about it:

"I'm privileged to be the friend of the author, so I was allowed to read this wonderful book before publication. I loved it the first time through - I couldn't quit reading, needing desparately to find out what would happen to Xanthippus, Hurrus, Coronea, Gonatas and the rest of the rebel band. I laughed and cried, fell totally in love with Xanthippus and marveled at the way the different threads of each story line were woven to come together in the end with all loose ends tied. The witch is unbelievabley creapy, especially knowing her relationship to the other characters. The love story lines thrill me.

Since that first read, I've read it 3 more times. Each time it gets better and each time I love it more and see things I didn't see before. I would highly recommend this book."--Amazon Reviewer

"A rather charming story. There are a lot of characters, but I don't a reader will loos track of who is who. The subplots each had a strong character. There are a few story lines that intersect so you will never get bored and the writing is well done.

I like the fact of all the research of the ancient world. It was easy to tell apart from the Egyptians to the Greeks and more. When you read the battles you feel like you are right there as the background of research is spot on."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bargain eBooks #263:

The Wars of Gods and Men by W. Brondt Kamffer

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $0.99

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Eboric and his wife Idonea, a pagan witch, successfully assassinate the King of East Osland, usurping his throne in the process. Together, they reignite a centuries-old civil war with West Osland, ruled by the peace-loving Ayern, who was responsible for ending the war in the recent past.

Meanwhile, the ambitious Kjar Kolrig has united the fractured tribes of Vistgard, and now seeks to invade Osland in a bid to expand his fledgling empire. He is supported by a school of sorcerers, though they soon begin to undermine his war effort.

All of them become ensnared in an ancient conflict between the pagan gods and the Ossian God Eom, which threatens to ruin both Eboric and Kolrig, as well as their kingdoms, if neither man can surrender his pride.

What they're saying about it:

"Right from the start of this thrilling fantasy novel, I was drawn into the action, making it hard for me to put the book down. Page after page, the conflict between men, gods and men, and the gods themselves did not disappoint, and completely unexpected events gave rise to feelings I had never felt while reading a fantasy novel. The brilliance with which Idonea's character is developed left me wanting more and more of her. Overall, I laughed, I cried, I was hopeful, and desperately upset. I'd recommend this book to anyone."--Amazon Reviewer

"The author creates a world where war is fought on two fronts. War is ignited between the savage Vists and the Ossians, but this war was the making of gods, who fight their own war amongst themselves for control of the souls of the inhabitants of this world. The story is very well written, the characters truly come to life, and I couldn't put the book down (so to speak). I strongly recommend this series to any fan of fantasy novels."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bargain eBooks #262:

Her Own Best Enemy by Cynthia Justlin

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Price: $2.99 (Kindle)
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Desperate to track down her ex-husband who disappeared along with their son, Grace Stevens delves into his past and uncovers evidence of a shocking dual life. The man she thought was an ordinary computer consultant is in fact a former high-ranking Special Forces officer with unique skills in military intelligence. With nowhere to turn she is forced to plead for help from Keith King, the one man she hoped to never see again. Against her better judgment she’ll have to put her child’s fate into his hands.

Keith has officially hit rock bottom. Framed for the theft of deadly missile components, the cynical Special Forces officer is in danger of losing the only thing he can count on: his career. His one shot at clearing his name lies in locating Grace’s ex, who was working with Keith on a secret mission to take down a cutthroat military traitor. But to team up with Grace he’ll need to spend 24/7 with a woman who has every reason to hate him. Out to use each other for their own agenda, desperate mother and disillusioned soldier find they must work together to stay alive, and in the process discover that sometimes even the best of enemies fall in love.

What they're saying about it:

“HER OWN BEST ENEMY is an emotionally charged thrill ride that will leave you breathless for more. Cynthia Justlin’s characters are so complex and true to life. I fell in love with her dark, tortured hero, Keith, and my heart ached right along with Grace’s for her lost son. Fans of romantic suspense authors like Allison Brennan and Suzanne Brockmann will definitely want to pick up HER OWN BEST ENEMY.”– Gemma Halliday, award winning author of the High Heels Mysteries

"Author Cynthia Justlin has debuted with a fast-paced action suspense thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat from beginning to end. The romance was sensual, the suspense thrilling, and HER OWN BEST ENEMY is a book I can highly recommend for those who like to indulge in roller coaster, romantic suspense thrillers."- Marilyn Rondeau, for CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bargain eBooks #261:

The Ghost of a Flea by John Brinling

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance

Price: $0.99

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Time: 1975.
Location: New York City.

The murder of Roger’s musician friend, Gideon Whiting, turns Roger’s world up-side-down. His wife, Natalie, lies to him. His best friend, Ted, lies to him. His boss and U.S. Senate candidate, Charlie Holt, lies to him. And Lieutenant Tarrington, a homicide detective, is convinced Roger killed Gideon—but is Tarrington who he claims to be, or is he lying, too?

Peggy Curtis, the blond bombshell who dropped into Roger’s life one snowy night after he left Gideon’s apartment, might be the only person who can unravel the Gordian knot facing Roger, yet she has serious credibility problems, and is the last person he would want to rely on with his life and freedom on the line.

The drug cartel masterminding much of the chaos seeks an address book it thinks Roger took from Gideon. As their ruthless pursuit intensifies, the police learn of the book and join the chase. The problem is, Roger doesn’t have what they want and he must get it before they decide he is expendable.

What they're saying about it:

"If you like a good thriller you will love this book. It grabbed my interest from the beginning as the main character, Roger, struggles with his sanity following the murder of his friend, Gideon. Everything he believes is questioned when his wife and friend contradict his memory of events. No one is who they seem. An apparent chance meeting with a beautiful but mysterious woman begins a romantic liasson and partnership as the two try to solve murders and mysteries in this story. The twists and turns make it hard to put down. A great plot and very well written."--Amazon Reviewer

"I randomly came across this book and loved it! It was one of the best mystery novels I've ever read, can't wait to read more work by this author!!"--Amazon Reviewer

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bargain eBooks #260:

Johnny Wylde by Marcus Wynne

Genre: Thriller, Mystery & Crime

Price: $2.99

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What happens when you mix a psychotic South African gun dealer, some sadomasochistic arms-dealing Russians, a bar bouncer who made his bones in Afghanistan, a Buddhist stripper, a man-killing woman detective, assorted highly skilled dark side shooters, and the sunniest down-home female assassin on the market?

Things get WYLDE.

Lyrical sex. Poetic violence. And poetry.

For adults only. Rated R for graphic sex, violence, language and mordant humor.


What they're saying about it:

"It was written that `the Warrior's is a twofold Way of pen and sword, and that he should have a taste for both Ways'. Marcus gives us a taste of the Warrior's Way through this book."

"Another excellent book by Marcus Wynne a must read and if you haven't as yet read any of his other books you need to check them out, looking forward to many more."

With a Vengeance by Marcus Wynne

Genre: Thriller, War/Terrorism

Price: $0.99

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Marcus Wynne is back…WITH A VENGEANCE. The best-selling author of NO OTHER OPTION, WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS, and BROTHERS IN ARMS returns with his first novel in six years. Hunter James, a Federal Air Marshal scarred by his close quarters battle preventing the first domestic hijacking since 9/11, takes us on the ultimate insider's journey through the world of aviation security and counter-terrorism. This is the book the Transportation Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security don't want you to read...and you may never want to fly again after reading WITH A VENGEANCE.

What they're saying about it:

"For readers of military/LE fiction this book will be a welcome addition to their libraries. Marcus Wynne's description of CQB/CQC is a chew your lips off adrenaline rush. The weapons, technique and mindset descriptions put Brad Thor and Vince Flynn to shame. Mr. Wynne's obvious familiarity with violence lends his writing a level of authenticity unmatched by others and will satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you. Warning, the fight scenes are not for the faint of heart."--Amazon Reviewer

"In my opinion, Marcus Wynne is the finest author of this genre to date. I became a die hard fan after his first three novels and anxiously awaited "With A Vengeance." The wait was well worth it. Marcus puts you into his novels like no other can. The reader will receive a rare glimpse into the minds of both good and evil, and be enthralled throughout. The fight scenes in this book are the most realistic and graphic that I have read to date. The equipment and the artisans who make it that are represented in the book are the real deal. They are some of the most sought after in the real world by those in the know. Marcus Wynne is a been there, done that warrior from the old school that simple "gets it." I cannot recommend this book highly enough."--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bargain eBooks #259:

Dream Smashers by Angela Carlie

Genre: Upper Young Adult

Price: $2.99

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Sixteen-year-old Autumn has spent her entire life worrying about others. Her ailing grandma, meth-addicted mother, and a best friend who is always in trouble. She's spent the last few years attempting to worry less, to be carefree, without success.

Enter Evan, whose radiant attitude is an Autumn magnet. With Evan at her side, Autumn's able to let some of her worries go as they trudge through life's difficulties and fall for each other in the process.

A girl who no longer wants to care and a boy who cares enough for the both of them, Dream Smashers is a love story, but most of all, it's about letting go.

What they're saying about it:

"It is a must read for anyone who enjoys books dealing with heavy social issues and those who are fans of coming of age stories with hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. I encourage everyone to read this book though. Bravo, Ms. Carlie." -- Into The Morning Reads

"Carlie's writing, although raw and gritty at times, is beautiful." -- The Caffeinated Diva Reads

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bargain eBooks #258:

Be Careful What You Wish For by Sibel Hodge

Genre: Chicklit, Comedy, Mystery

Price $3.49

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

Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…

Three deaths.
A safety deposit box robbery.
The boxing heavyweight champion of the world.

Somehow, they’re all related, and Amber has to solve a four year old crime to find out why.

As she stumbles across a trail of dead bodies and a web of lies spanning both sides of the social divide, it’s starting to get personal. Someone thinks Amber’s poking her nose in where it’s not wanted, sparking off a game of fox and mouse – only this time, Amber’s the mouse.

Amber’s forced to take refuge in the home of her ex-fiancĂ©, Brad Beckett, and now it’s not just the case that’s hotting up. So is the bedroom…

All Levi Carter wanted to be was the boxing heavyweight champion of the world, but at what cost?

All Carl Thomas wanted was to be rich, but would his greed be his downfall?

All Brad Beckett wants is to get Amber back, but there’s a reason for the ex word.

Be careful what you wish for…you might just get it.

What they're saying about it:

"Sibel Hodge is a very special writer. Her prose sparkles with wit and verve. Her characterisations are full of life and she tells a story in Be Careful What You Wish For that is lively, engrossing and fun to read. Amber Fox is a great, fully formed character that you can believe in. This is the first Sibel Hodge book I've read and I enjoyed it very much-- and I'm someone who tends to stick to reading favourite female authors such as Janet Evanovich, JD Robb, Marcia Muller and Linda Fairstein. I'll be adding Sibel Hodge to that list from now on."--Amazon Reviewer

"I loved this. I have never really thought about reading 'chicklit' before but this was ace! I could not put it down."--Amazon Reviewer

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bargain eBooks #157:

Zombified, Episode 1: Wooneyville by Matt Di Spirito

Type: Novella

Genre: Horror/Survival Horror

Price: $0.99 (Kindle)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)

Classic zombie horror comes to Wooneyville! Joey isn't about to let his girlfriend become zombie chow, but she is on the other side of a town and flesh-eating monsters are quickly outnumbering the living. The plan is simple: find Dana and meet Matty at Joey's parents' house. A couple thousand zombies stand in the way.

What they're saying about it:

"I think it is well written and I highly recommend it."--Amazon Reviewer

"I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series. I could not put this book down."--Amazon Reviewer

"This story runs at a frantic pace frought with danger at every turn... well worth it if your into flesh eating zombies."--Amazon Reviewer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bargain eBooks #256:

Asylum by Erik Lynd

Genre: Horror

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)

Forced into a psychiatric hospital by uncaring parents, a teenage boy must master the strange power within himself to overcome the horror gathering in the shadows.

Andrew Harland has been a loner since being diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is shuffled around from juvenile detention centers to outpatient clinics with expensive doctors. Nothing seems to help. His parents, desperate to have him out of the house, decide to send him off to a revolutionary new psychiatric hospital in the Pacific Northwest.

Andrew is different, and he knows it. He always has. So he doesn't hesitate when the voices in his head tell him to climb out on a window ledge . . .

Haunted by his own son's suicide, Dr. David Styles rescues Andrew from the ledge and takes a personal interest in his case. After getting to know him, Dr. Styles becomes suspicious of the boy's diagnosis. What he uncovers sends him on a desperate journey to rescue Andrew.

Because something is terribly wrong at the hospital.

Treatments are conducted at odd hours. Patients disappear into the bowels of the massive, aged building, sometimes never to be seen again, and Andrew is plagued by visions stranger than any he's ever known.

And the voices in Andrew's head are getting louder.

What they're saying about it:

"A real page-turner. Memorable characters, vivid settings and a plot that surprises and holds. You can't prepare for the horror unfolding. Structured well for Kindle reading, too."--Amazon Reviewer

"A real page-turner. Memorable characters, vivid settings and a plot that surprises and holds. You can't prepare for the horror unfolding. Structured well for Kindle reading, too."--Amazon Reviewer

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bargain eBooks #255:

The Pressure of Darkness by Harry Shannon

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

In October, of 1993 a small Special Ops team roped down in Somalia to assassinate a cult leader. The mission went horribly wrong. Their leader was killed, the medic shot in the spine. Only two of the D-Boys, Red Burke and Scotty Bowden, came away unscathed.

The aging soldiers now live in the LA area. Wheelchair bound 'Doc' is employed by the Coroner's office, Bowden is steadily a deteriorating cop on the take and Burke works both sides of the law to cover his wife’s medical bills. When famous horror novelist Peter Stryker is found dead, Burke is hired to investigate why a man would commit suicide by butchering his own body.

The trail rapidly leads Burke to embrace an old lover, confront a vicious drug lord, and finally recruit his friends to stage one last mission against a mysterious cult with plans to unleash a deadly virus.'

What they're saying about it:

"A dark, thrilling tale of murder and intrigue that will have you turning the pages as fast as you can."--Crimespree Magazine

"The Pressure of Darkness is a dark and thrilling stroll along the knife edge. Highly recommended."--Cemetery Dance

"Shannon’s impeccable pacing and eye for the terrifying will leave the reader shaken and unsettled."--Publisher’s Weekly

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bargain eBooks #254:

Walking Among the Dead by Ken Lang

Genre: True Crime

Price: $2.99

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

There are no scripts, television cameras, or high paid actors that can capture the real life essence of a homicide detective like Walking Among the Dead: True Crime Stories From A Homicide Detective. Experience murder and death investigations first hand as former homicide detective Ken Lang takes you from the crime scene into the interrogation room of some of the most intriguing true crime cases ever. As he unravels these mysteries, experience the drama and adrenaline rush of hunting down these killers that most homicide detectives thrive on.

What they're saying about it:

“Ken pulls you right into the heart of the crime scene--and doesn't let go! His descriptions of the characters, the setting, and the action fire your imagination and keep you riveted, wanting to see how it all plays out. Ken's own homicide investigations and interaction with law enforcement figures give the reader a sense of ‘this is the real thing.’”-Myrle Bowe, Freelance Writer

"Ken's flowing writing style combines with his knack for suspense to keep you wanting more!" -Sue Payne, Freelance Writer

"Enter the world of Police Officer Lang and discover what it is like to walk into the dark side of mysterious deaths. Get an insiders look into this different world where the mysteries of lives lost are uncovered piece by piece. A sure page turner that will keep your interest long into the evening hours after you have closed the book and turned off the lights - if you can." - Cynthia M. Kelly, author of The Not So Perfect Blend

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bargain eBooks #253:

Beyond Nostalgia by Tom Winton

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Born with blue in his collar instead of his veins, best-selling author Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York's darkest alleys to a place high atop the literary world.

Unlikely and difficult as such a climb is, there's yet another force working against Dean. It’s the powerful, undeniable human emotion we call nostalgia. He’s forever haunted by treasured memories of Theresa Wayman, his long-estranged teenage soul-mate. Theresa! Theresa! Theresa! She just won't go away!

Dean's loving recollections of Theresa continually taint his twenty-year marriage to Maddy Frances--a woman so forgiving she should be canonized a living saint. Theresa, not his wife, is the one Dean feels standing at his side every time he loses a job. She’s alongside him when he actually goes postal on one. She shares all his fury and desperation as he forever tries to fight back the inevitable corporate takeover of his family. She's center-stage in Dean's mind and far too deep in his heart the day Maddy Frances finds him unconscious at a botched suicide attempt--a time-faded photograph of Theresa clenched in his hands.

In spite of it all, Maddy’s love never wavers. Thanks to her undying allegiance, Dean’s ship eventually comes to port. He gets a novel published, and defying all odds, the book commandeers every Bestseller List in the country. But, just when it seems their money problems are over, the test of all tests comes along. On the last night of a twelve-city book tour, Dean looks up at the next person in a long line of autograph seekers, and there, standing before him, is Theresa Wayman.

Later that night, alone with Theresa in his Atlanta motel room, Dean Cassidy finally finds that elusive, peaceful haven that lies beyond nostalgia. But wait. It may not be where you think.

What they're saying about it:

"“Beyond Nostalgia is a monumental romance, a 'Gone with the Wind' set not against the backdrop of the burning of Atlanta, but against the rumbling disaffection of America itself”--Amazon Reviewer

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bargain eBooks #252:

These Hellish Happenings by Jennifer Rainey

Genre: Paranormal/Humor Novel

Price: $0.99

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

In 1707, hapless vampire Jack Bentley made a pact with the Devil in order to escape a vampire hunt. Dealing with Satan seemed better than your standard angry mob at the time. But three centuries later, Satan is ready to collect His dues, whether the vampire likes it or not. He's taking Jack to Hell, and He's even got a job picked out for him down below: an eternal position at the Registration Office of the Damned.

Jack attempts to adjust to life on the Administrative Level of Hell, where fire and brimstone have been replaced by board meetings and the occasional broken copier. But the whiny complaints of the recently deceased and the legions of suited, cookie-cutter demons are the least of his problems. Try adding to the equation a dead ex-lover, a dangerous attraction to his high-ranking demon companion, Alexander Ridner, and the sticky and distorted anti-vampire politics of a Hell that is surprisingly like our own world.

What they're saying about it:

"... The author's characters are wonderful, her story line kept me interested in what was happening to everyone, and she kept Hell....well disrespectfully hellish. I would recommend this book easily." ~ S. Painter (Amazon Reviewer)

"These Hellish Happenings is one of the most unique, and brave, books I've ever read. I've read books that have given us an alternate view of Hell before, but Jennifer has created a very entertaining version. ... Everything about Hellish is different, from the version of Hell it presents all the way down to the "normal" vampire main character." ~ Glenn (Amazon Reviewer)

"If you like reading a fun and quirky book, that will keep you wondering and plowing through pages, be sure to grab These Hellish Happenings." ~Mimi (Amazon Reviewer)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bargain eBooks #251:

The Dangers Of Field Work: A Short Story by William Vitka

Genre: Science Fiction

Price: $0.99

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

The colony is desperate for food. One worker, charged with gathering supplies, begins to have misgivings about the settlement's inherent communism. But those misgivings quickly give way to terror when the monsters arrive. If you're a fan of Richard Matheson or the Twilight Zone, you'll love The Dangers Of Field Work.

What they're saying about it:

"In The Dangers of Field Work, William Vitka unearthed memories of The Twilight Zone... that place of exquisite terror from the original master, Rod Serling. He would often take you down a path, get you intimate with the scenery there, lull you into a direction of thought, and within a couple of sentences in his script drop you off a cliff on the other end of the island. I can remember being sucked in by such elegant literary baits and switches. Vitka does that. Excellent writing. Even though the brevity and abruptness seals the deal, you want more. A talent to watch."--Amazon Reviewer

Bodily Harm: A Short Story by William Vitka

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Price: $0.99

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

What happens when a body rejects the entire consciousness of someone, much in the way a person could reject an organ transplant?

Worse, what if the bits and pieces that make you up are keen on getting out? They are you, but you are not them. This is a bloody tale
of revenge.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bargain eBooks #250:

Healey's Cave by Aaron Paul Lazar

Price: $2.99 - $3.25

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Sam Moore's little brother vanished fifty years ago. No body. No answers. What Sam has is a boatload of guilt, since he failed to accompany Billy on his final, fateful bike ride.

While digging in his garden, Sam discovers a green marble with a startling secret—it whisks him back to his childhood, connecting him to Billy. Thrust back and forth through time, Sam struggles to unlock the secret of his brother’s fate.

When the FBI investigates remains found nearby, Sam learns of a serial killer with a grisly fifty-year record. Sam’s certain it’s Billy’s killer. But what’s worse, his grandson fits the profile of the murdered boys. Will the killer return to Sam’s town to claim his final kill? Can Sam untangle the truth in time to save him?

What they're saying about it:

"Author Aaron Paul Lazar has a gift for creating characters grounded in reality, people you feel you recognize, and care about, right away. That’s a good thing, because Sam Moore’s situation is about to take a hard turn into paranormal territory.

Healey's Cave is a good read with an interesting and believable plot, even when it ventures into the realm of time travel. Its real strength, though, is in its characters, especially Sam, his wife Rachel, and his grandson Evan. They are people you’ll remember meeting long after you’ve closed the book."--Kerry Dexter, entertainment critic

"I love how Aaron Paul Lazar has drawn the characters in his book. He sketches the relationship of man and wife in soft strokes, like a lovely pen and ink drawing on fine paper. A grandparent taking delight in the love of his grandchildren is a pastel portrait framed in gold. Childhood friendships drenched in sepia tones are like old photographs in a long forgotten album taken from the shelf."--Natalie Neal Whitefield, author:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bargain eBooks #249:

The Outsider (Atomic Wasteland Tales #1) by Jason Anderson

Type:Short Story

Genre: Post-Apocalypse

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Amazon UK

Jacob Harkins knows that outsiders are forbidden to enter Raventon, but when a dying man collapses at the town gate, he can't turn his back. Little does he know, he's just set off a much larger chain of events...

Atomic Wasteland Tales are set in the ruins of civilization, decades after a devastating global nuclear war. Life is harsh, death is cheap, and hope is a forgotten dream for all but a fortunate few.

The Outsider is a short story (6365 words, about 19 novel pages). Edited by Lynn O'Dell (Red Adept Reviews).

What they're saying about it:

"I don't usually read short stories, but I was between books, so gave this one a try. It's not amazing, but it's a solid post-apocalyptic tale, and the length was perfect for finishing during my lunch break. Definitely worth a dollar, and good enough that I'd probably pay for any future stories set in the same universe." -- Amazon reviewer

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bargain eBooks #248:

The Devil and Preston Black by James Miller

Genre: Supernatural Suspense

Price: $1.99

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

You'd think finding a song named after you on an old record would be
kind of cool. But that's not how it goes down for Preston Black.

What starts out as a search for his old man fast becomes a quest for
an original version of "The Sad Ballad of Preston Black". Turns out
the song is about his deal with the devil, a deal Preston doesn't
really remember making.

When the devil decides it's time to cash in things get really
interesting. People he loves get hurt, and Preston starts to wonder
if a long fall into an icy river is his only way out.
Lucky for Preston, he has help. A music ethnographer with connections
in some of Appalachia's darkest hollows convinces him that his
salvation can be found in the music. Preston can buy that. It's the
hexes, curses and spells he has a hard time with.

And it's the ghost of John Lennon who convinces Preston to do
something about it.

What they're saying about it:

"With this new book, Jason Jack Miller has single-handedly cornered
the market on Appalachian Noir fiction, and deservedly so. The Devil
and Preston Black is a page-turner laced with an audiophile's longing
for the days when music was genuine, and the storytelling reminded me
of a strange array of similar stories -- High Fidelity, Crossroads,
Justified... -- yet it stood out from the pack as fresh, thanks to
Miller's authentic Appalachian voice. Any lover of guitar music or the
history of the blues will instantly see themselves reflected in the
story, filtered through a noir fuzz pedal, amped up with the
electricity of dark fantasy. Miller's flair for words is evident even
in the title alone: I can't think of a more appropriate name than
"Preston Black"! With just the right touch of magical realism, this
hip take on the 'deal with the devil' story conjures up a tale that's
vastly enthralling and compulsively readable. Highly
recommended."-Michael A. Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of

"With the photographic clarity of a beat poet's metaphor and the
soulful twang of a bluesman's axe, Jason Jack Miller draws the reader
down a trail of folksong breadcrumbs to the haunted backwoods of
Appalachia, where the worst devil of all may be the one that stalks
our hopes and dreams."-Christopher Paul Carey, co-author of The Song
of Kwasin

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Off For the Next Two Days

Due to the upcoming holiday (well, in the U.S., where most of my pageviews come from) I will not be posting any Bargain eBooks for the next two days. My reasoning for this is that most people will not be online to see the ebooks, so it wouldn't be fair to the authors if I were to post at this time.

I will resume posting cheap eBooks on Tuesday, 7/5/11 at 8PM EST. Enjoy your holiday!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bargain eBooks #247:

Subliminal: The Ad by KJ Nivin

Genre: International Intrigue

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Josh Myers, an ambitious young man, ran for his life through the streets of DC, miles from Virginia Beach where he dared not go back to if he wanted to live but was compelled by the kidnapping of his mother to do just that.

His invention of a black box he called the V2 would change the Subliminal AD world forever and put Josh at the top of Global Inc. but the box is stolen to be used to control the minds of mankind. Josh is helped by a beautiful woman as he weaves in and out of danger while attempting to make sense of it all.

A diabolical European group is set on starting a one world financial system that is the precursor to a one world government and the V2 is the center piece of their scheme. They need the codes to run the V2 that only Josh knows.

Subliminal is book three in the Legion Series but is the beginning of the beginning. Join Josh Myers as the stage is set for the takeover and control of the world.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bargain eBooks #246:

Second Chances by Kristie Leigh Maguire

Genre: Contemporary, Western, Romance

Price: 99 cents

Where to Get It: (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)

Jane Porter's dreams of marrying Mike Farley, the handsome cowboy who lives on the neighboring ranch, are shattered when Mike suddenly marries a redheaded stranger he met at the Wild Horse Saloon in Casper, Wyoming. After Mike stomped all over Jane's heart with his cowboy boots, can Jane ever trust her heart to a man again?

Mike Farley marries beautiful Samantha Jo Smith after a whirlwind courtship with no thought to Jane Porter, his childhood sweetheart and the woman everyone in Fremont County thought he would marry one day. Mike soon learns to regret his hasty marriage to Samantha. Can Mike win back Jane's heart even though he had shattered it into a million pieces?

Longtime friends and neighbors Jim Porter and Liz Farley turn to each other for support after the unexpected death of their spouses. Will Jim and Liz's friendship turn into something deeper even though they both feel they have had, and lost, their chance at love?

Is it ever too late for love? Is it ever too late for second chances?

What they're saying about it:

"Kristie has a way of opening your mind; you become part of her creation. She writes in such a way that you want to follow her every word – that is the sign of a true storyteller." Patti Fleishman (Romance Junkies)

"She's smart, she's sassy, she has a pen that drips sizzling ink. If you like steamy stories or the Happily Ever After kind, then this is a name that belongs on your bookshelf." - Emjae Edwards (Ink n Beans)

Emails from the Edge: Memoirs of an Expat Wife by Kristie Leigh Maguire

Genre: Memoir

Price: $0.99 - $2.99

Where To Get It: (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
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Kristie Leigh Maguire defies today’s world of political correctness in her memoirs as an expatriate wife during the turbulent decade of the 90s. Through emails with her friend in the States, KLM gives us a raw and brutally honest look at her experiences. In a way it is like being a voyeur, pulling back the curtain of friendship, and finding out they are not just talking about milk and cookies.

What they're saying about it:

"This is a fun glimpse into a private conversation between two women, talking about Japan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States and touching on friendship and what it means to live abroad. It's quick, interesting read with an intimate feel, like finding an open email box when you're in a cybercafe somewhere abroad and snooping in on someone's interesting conversations. You know you shouldn't, but you keep reading, curious to find out where the conversation turns next."

"Have you even wanted to eavesdrop on a conversation between friends just to see what they are thinking? Well, Kristie Leigh Maguire gives you that opportunity. If you ever thought it would be fun to "hack" into someone's email to see what makes them tick, this is your chance. You will laugh, cry and laugh again at the trials and tribulations that an American in Japan would go through. I recommend that you join the author and her friend in their lives.....well, just eavesdrop on them."

"A new insight on an age old problem of loneliness and friendhips. A voice from the real world. The bonds that we build can be of the moment or a lifetime. However, it proves that we all need someone and especially a friendship that binds as these two did. A terrific and fast paced book of a real life story. A unique Story of frienshsip and courage. I recommend this heartfelt and well written story by Kristie Leigh Maquire."