Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-21-14

A Sky of Spells (Book #9 in the Sorcerer’s Ring)

By Morgan Rice / Genre: Epic, Fantasy / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (209 reviews)

A Sky of Spells (Book #9 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

In A SKY OF SPELLS (BOOK #9 IN THE SORCERER’S RING), Thorgrin finally returns to himself and must confront his father once and for all. An epic battle occurs, as two titans face each other, and as Rafi uses his power to summon an army of undead. With the Destiny Sword destroyed, and the fate of the Ring in the balance, Argon and Alistair will need to summon their magical powers to help Gwendolyn’s brave warriors. Yet even with their help, all could be lost if it were not for the return of Mycoples, and her new companion, Ralibar.

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Kings & Queens

By Courtney Vail / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Kings & Queens

Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look further into her father’s fatal car wreck, hopes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, only to never see him again.

All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two fellow students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re sick of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some crazy, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.

So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the nutjobs before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.

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Duty, Honor, Planet

By Rick Partlow / Genre: Military, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (80 reviews)

Duty, Honor, Planet

Former Marine Jason McKay thinks his first assignment as a Military Intelligence officer—as the head of a protection detail for a Republic Senator’s daughter on her humanitarian mission to the star colonies—will be a boring waste of time. Until Aphrodite, the agricultural colony they’re touring, is invaded by an inhuman enemy that may threaten Earth, and McKay and his people are trapped far behind enemy lines.

Separated from his team during the attack, McKay has to try to keep Valerie O’Keefe, the idealistic daughter of a powerful politician, alive in the face of threats from an alien menace and a more mundane revolutionary front that is working to free the forced exiles from their servitude to the MultiCorps that run the colonies.

Meanwhile, McKay’s second in command, Shannon Stark, leads the remainder of the special operations unit in an effort to sabotage the invaders in their effort to loot the resources of Aphrodite and to learn more about their true identity.

Together, these two officers fight to survive, to protect the civilians in their charge…and to do their duty.

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Adventures In Funeral Crashing: (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1)

By Milda Harris / Genre: Romantic, Mysteries & Thrillers, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (65 reviews)

Adventures In Funeral Crashing: (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1)

Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school, mostly because of her ex-best friend turned mean popular girl, Ariel, but maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her for all the world to see, he asks for her help, and Kait finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Not only is the thrill of the mystery exciting, but more importantly Ethan knows her name! A little sleuthing is well worth that!

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Leo SuperHero – A Sunday Morning Adventure (Great bedtime story for kids) (Motivation Book) (Ages 4-9)

By TheBrothers / Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Children’s eBooks / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Children's Book : Leo SuperHero - A Sunday Morning Adventure (Great bedtime story for kids) (Motivation Book) (Ages 4-9)

A great adventure children’s ebook : Leo’s Sunday Adventure begins early one Sunday morning when everybody is asleep. His cat, Milkshake, wakes him up and leads him to the kitchen where he finds something special. This is the beginning of Leo and Milkshake’s short adventure in the house and the back yard. This is a wonderful story for children.

The story teaches children the importance of patience and love of others (they will meet a cat that does not always chase mice) and they will learn how Leo improvises, creatively using objects that he has learnt about.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-20-14

My Temporary Life-Book One of the My Temporary Life Trilogy

By Martin Crosbie / Genre: British & Irish, Drama & Plays / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (287 reviews)

My Temporary Life-Book One of the My Temporary Life Trilogy

Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyed Heather, and when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she’s been carrying, Malcolm decides to help her. And, this time he’s not backing down, whatever the cost.
The first book of the “My Temporary Life” Trilogy tells a story of love, friendship, and what it truly means to be a hero. A top-ten overall Amazon best seller, this grand, sweeping story has been enjoyed by readers all over the world.

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Driving the Birds

By Russell Traughber / Genre: Ethnic & National, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (71 reviews)

Driving the Birds

Jabonkah Sackey’s only desire in life was to be like her mother and to be left alone. However, being born deep in the African bush in 1948, her desires didn’t really matter. Cursed with an abusive father, Jabonkah was saddled with the plans he had for her. Instead of being a “stupid bush woman” like her mother, she was going to learn to obey. But after repeatedly disappointing and rebelling against her father, he sets forth on a rampage targeting her mother and nearly beats her to death. After stepping in to save her mother and scalding her father with boiling water in the skirmish, Jabonkah’s fate is unfortunately sealed. She is sent to the Society as punishment, where women from her own tribe perform the ritual of female circumcision. Six weeks later, Jabonkah returns home to the continued beatings until she is eventually disowned and sent away to live with a missionary by the name of Mother Stevens.

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Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight

By Kasey Van Norman / Genre: Christian Living, Christian Books & Bibles, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (55 reviews)

Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight

As a respected Bible teacher, Kasey Van Norman had dedicated her life to sharing God’s Word and encouraging women to trust in God during times of crisis. Then, just as her ministry was poised to explode, Kasey was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that shattered her spirit and rocked her faith to its core. Sick, frightened, and in pain, Kasey suddenly found herself facing the greatest challenge of her life—believing her own message.

In Raw Faith, Kasey chronicles her courageous battle with cancer, taking readers on a candid and poignant journey of faith and discovery, from the depths of despair through triumphant victory.

Drawing on a variety of Bible stories and characters, Kasey discovers and distills the singular truth that has existed since time began: while change and uncertainty are inevitable, God is always unchanging, and He is always faithful—even when our circumstances might tempt us to think otherwise.

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The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1)

By Scott William Carter / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1)

A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That’s how people describe Garrison Gage, and that’s when they’re being charitable.

After his wife’s brutal murder in New York, and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the crippled private investigator retreats three thousand miles to the quaint coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. He spends the next five years in a convalescent stupor, content to bide his time filling out crossword puzzles and trying to forget that his wife’s death is his fault. But all that changes when he discovers the body of a young woman washed up on the beach, and his conscience draws him back into his old occupation – forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt before he can hope to solve the girl’s murder.

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Cuernavaca

By Richard Perhacs / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Cuernavaca

Scott Flores’ life implodes overnight.

All that he’s built—a promising career as a standout college professor, his reputation as a brilliant young anthropologist and a near perfect marriage to his beautiful wife—is leveled and none of his personal fortune can change what happens. Grappling with the devastating aftermath and battling his own personal demons, he finds himself on an airplane headed to southern Mexico and the city of Cuernavaca, at the desperate urging of his mentor, fellow anthropologist Jerry Dwyer.

The chance for a new start at a fascinating archeological dig turns into the ultimate test of character when he’s dragged into a shadowy underworld hidden behind the gritty charm of this new land. It’s an invisible world of good versus evil, black-market smuggling, merciless criminals and murder—all punctuated by a corrupt legal system.

Set in contemporary Mexico against the backdrop of a wildly-contested national election that touches Scott’s life in ways he doesn’t understand, Cuernavaca showcases the best and worst of a nation struggling to recreate itself as Scott struggles to earn his own second chance.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-19-14

Reckless (Renegades, Book 1)

By Skye Jordan / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (533 reviews)

Reckless (Renegades, Book 1)

A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to pay off. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker who makes her realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success, one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life.

Jax Chamberlin has been screwed over by gorgeous gold-diggers one too many times. Though he runs his own stunt company, all of America knows his Hollywood face even years after he’s given up acting. Finding a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping stone to success is virtually impossible, so when the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a chance at a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more. Lots more.

But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle. And if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the rest.

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Sweet Renegade

By Andria Large / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

Sweet Renegade

What do you mean you’ve never heard of Renegade? They are only the biggest boy band in the world!

Beau Kennedy

At twenty-three, I never thought that I would be where I am today. I live in a world of chaos, screaming fans, and temptations everywhere. There is only one thing that I truly want, but she’s constantly rejecting me. She thinks I’m too young and too immature; however, I will prove her wrong. I will show her that I can be everything she needs and wants in a man. If she will just give me a chance, I can show her how much she means to me. She has no idea how determined I can be or how hard I will fight to make her mine.

Lizette Parrish

I’m presented with an offer that is just too good to refuse. Beau Kennedy wants one month. One month of being his girlfriend so that he can prove to me that he can be what I need. If at the end of the month, I don’t feel like he is the right guy for me, then we end things, and he will never ask me out again. One month? I can do that, especially if it means he will leave me alone when it’s over. What I didn’t expect, though, is all of the things that he brought to the table and all of the things that we end up going through during our month together, inevitably brings us closer together.

Can I still leave him when the month is up? My mind says yes, but I’m not so sure my heart agrees.

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BLACKBONE

By Caryn Lee / Genre: Urban / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (69 reviews)

BLACKBONE

Being told that she was black and ugly was what Ciara was used to hearing. Growing up for seventeen year old Ciara was hard. Dealing with a alcoholic Mother who physically, mentally, and verbally abused her. Being sent to live in a group home was only the beginning of another nightmare. That is until she meets Eric aka Smooth and he turns her life from shit to sugar. It’s all good until the sweet turns bitter.

Growing up to fast and living in the streets was fine with Jasmine. She didn’t want to listen to anyone and loved to break rules. She later found out in life that all rules aren’t meant to be broken.

Stick and stones don’t break her bones. Kelly was a small girl from the block who wasn’t to be played with. She did what she had to do to survive. She meets Ant and he chills her heart. Things get hot and heavy when she has to deal with the consequences that comes with the lifestyle.

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Branded (A Retribution Novel)

By Cindy Stark / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (60 reviews)

Branded (A Retribution Novel)

She’s a woman about to break…

Nicole Camden thinks she’s hidden her stained childhood until she’s brought in for questioning for a crime she didn’t commit. All evidence points to her, and she’s branded a thief. Now, she’s fighting to stay out of prison long enough to prove her innocence.

He’s the man intent on breaking her…

Financial analyst by day and underground vigilante by night, Xander Secrist is determined to bring the woman who heisted ten million dollars to justice. The fact that her thieving father was instrumental in his father’s death will make busting her all the sweeter. He plans to get close enough so she’ll confide her secrets and fall into the perfect trap.

Their lives shatter…

Nicole is thrilled when Xander enters her life and wants to bring the true thief to justice. She quickly falls for her handsome and kind hero, leaving Xander trapped in an impossible situation. Nicole doesn’t appear to be the calculating criminal he expected. She’s sweet and sexy, leaving him torn. He wants her pay for her crimes, but more than that, he wants her. If she can’t find a way to clear her name, she’ll end up in prison, taking his heart with her.

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The Hunt (aka 27)

By William Diehl / Genre: Espionage, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

The Hunt (aka 27)

As the world trembles with the approach of World War II, a woman dies at the hands of Hitler’s henchmen. Her murder forever changes her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a relentless anti-Nazi mercenary, who becomes locked in a desperate cat-and-mouse game with the Third Reich’s perfect spy, a man of a thousand faces. In an arena that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the deadly present and the dark past, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the cutting edge of world events—and into the secret inner workings of a terrifying mission known only as “27.”

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-18-14

The Registry

By Shannon Stoker / Genre: American, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

The Registry

Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crimeThe Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained to fight and never question orders.Nearly eighteen, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous questions. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.All Mia wants is to control her own destiny—a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her . . . a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.

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Summer People (A Ray Elkins Thriller Book 1)

By Aaron Stander / Genre: Police Procedurals, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars (262 reviews)

Summer People (A Ray Elkins Thriller Book 1)

It is late June in Michigan’s gold coast resort area. The summer residents are settling in for the season and the tourists are beginning to flood the highways and beaches. But the idyllic vision of a summer at the shore is suddenly shattered by a gangland-style shooting. This murder is quickly followed by the deaths of three more summer residents, each taking place under suspicious circumstances. At times hindered by local politics and the proverbial tension between the summer people and the natives, Sheriff Ray Elkins searches for the possible links between the four victims. As he probes into their tangled lives and dark histories, he finds both the motive and the possible murderer.

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Cruxim (Paranormal Fallen Angel/Vampire Series Book 1)

By Karin Cox / Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (93 reviews)

Cruxim (Paranormal Fallen Angel/Vampire Series Book 1)

What is Cruxim?

Amedeo is Cruxim, a mysterious, immortal fallen angel. Destined to seek redemption as a vampire hunter, he nourishes his insatiable thirst on their blood. But when the object of his passion, the novice nun Joslyn, is turned and enters a vampire coven, Amedeo’s worlds collide. Shattered by the loss of his beloved, he vows to rid the world of vampires once and for all, even if it means destroying Josyln in the process.

A Paranormal Game of Cat and Mouse

Joining Amedeo on his quest to rid the world of the undead is Sabine. Half-woman, half-lioness, she is a Sphinx, a Guardian who has protected humans from vampires since the dawn of time. Yet Sabine comes to this fight pursued by her own enemies. Dr. Claus Gandler knows the secret of Sabine’s mythological past and has vowed to torment her for eternity or destroy her forever.

Immortal Ever After?

Captured by the evil doctor, Amedeo and Sabine are paraded as sideshow freaks in Gandler’s Circus of Curiosities. Only vampire Joslyn has the power to intercede. Will she prove Amedeo’s redemption, or his destruction?

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Finding Ever After

By Stephanie Hoffman McManus / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Finding Ever After

The day she graduated high school, Jaxyn left everything behind to escape. Now, three years later, she’s done running from her past and finally returning home to Boston to face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmares that still wake her in the night.

Back in the house that holds all of her childhood memories, from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. She definitely wasn’t expecting Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her.

All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.

Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.

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Her Handyman (Perfect Match – Book 1)

By Morgan Mandel / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (46 reviews)

Her Handyman (Perfect Match - Book 1)

Throw a crazy canine, a handyman, and an artist together and you’ve got mayhem!

Who’d guess it’s Jake, the handyman, who needs rescuing when he answers a call by the distraught artist, Zoe, to stop a toilet flood begun by her crazy canine, FuFu?

A novella length romantic comedy, with a dash of the serious.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-17-14

Lancaster House

By Taylor Dean / Genre: Vampires, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Lancaster House

Are you ever really alone?

Zoe Grayson needs a change. So, she moves to another state, purchases an old, dilapidated 1920s Victorian Mansion, and sets out to restore it to its former glory. As she begins the restoration, she finds herself falling in love with the old house . . . not to mention its illustrious builder, Mr. Lancaster. Zoe becomes obsessed with the house as she discovers its secrets; hidden rooms, secret passageways . . . and a mysterious man who seems to think the house is his. Who is he? More importantly, how does he live in her home unseen and unheard?

The unexpected answers leave her reeling—and questioning everything she’s ever known. To her dismay, Zoe’s actions land her in the local psychiatric hospital, scheming for ways to return to Lancaster House . . . and the love of her life.

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Unlucky: The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist

By Cynthia St. Aubin / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

Unlucky: The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist

Accused of stealing gold from an infamous Irish street gang, Paranormal Psychologist Matilda Schmidt will die in exactly five days if she doesn’t cough it up—guilty or not. With minutes ticking away and her office overrun by a leprechaun who’s loopier than he is lucky, Matilda makes a deal with a demigod—give him one night in her bed and he’ll help her locate the missing gold.

But when Matilda’s recent one-night stand shows up with inside information about the heist she’s being framed for, she finds herself caught between a hit man and a demigod both offering to protect her—if they don’t kill each other first.

If Matilda’s luck doesn’t change soon, death might be the only thing waiting for her at the end of the rainbow.

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Keeper of Reign: Young Adult/ Middle Grade Adventure Fantasy (Reign Fantasy)

By Emma Right / Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (76 reviews)

Keeper of Reign: Young Adult/ Middle Grade Adventure Fantasy (Reign Fantasy)

Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it?
For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema.
Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn’t get himself killed first.

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Winter Solstice Winter

By E J Squires / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (118 reviews)

Winter Solstice Winter

What if your entire life was based on a lie—a lie to conceal who you really were, and a lie to protect another destined to save humanity? In a land where shape-shifters and dangerous forest creatures roam free, Ailia and Lucia discover that they are bound to each other in ways they had never imagined, and nothing can prepare them for the ominous journey that lies ahead.

It’s not easy being a seventeen-year-old adopted peasant girl in the Viking-inhabited Northlandic Kingdom, especially when you have terrifying mare dreams of an evil Empress named Eiess, and when your friends oust you because they think you are cursed. But Ailia’s on the verge of discovering that she hasn’t even seen the tip of the iceberg that sleeps below…

On Winter Solstice Ailia visits her favorite place to ponder: a large cliff overlooking her hometown. On her way home, Eiess and an army of Vikings capture her before attacking the Northlandic Kingdom. After usurping the Northlandic Throne, Eiess immediately suspends the seasons on the darkest and coldest day of the year and begins her preparations for the prophesied battle to end all battles.

Princess Lucia, sole heir to the Nothlandic Throne, is taken prisoner by Eiess and is thrown into the castle’s tower. For months, Lucia wastes away, never knowing when this nightmare of beatings, starvation and bitter cold will end. But when she miraculously escapes, she learns that she has a twin sister she must find before Eiess completely destroys the Northlandic Kingdom.

Months later, Ailia wakes up in a glacier cave with no memory of how she ended up there. On her way home, a handsome, yet mysterious young man named Soren rescues her from wolves and a dangerous shape-shifter. Ailia is immediately drawn to Soren, thinking she knows him from somewhere, maybe from her dreams of another life? He reveals he is a Sentinor sent by the gods to defeat Eiess and is waiting to be reunited with his soul mate, Lucia, so they together can defeat the Empress.

As Eiess continues to amass her forces, Ailia, Lucia and Soren are about to discover that their destinies are intertwined behind a veil of dark secrets and lies. If they are to take back the Northlandic Throne, they must work together and form an alliance.

But their mission to overthrow the Empress is stalled when the secrets and lies surface. And when a strong love develops between two, jealousy and duplicity arise between them, causing one of them to betray the others – a betrayal which puts their lives and the lives of humanity in grave danger.

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Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

By M. Louisa Locke / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (387 reviews)

Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

In this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn’t believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for her advice.

Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller’s young Irish maid, has a plan. When her mistress is asked to expose a fraudulent trance medium, Arabella Frampton, Kathleen is determined to assist in the investigation, just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels.

Nate Dawson, up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, has a dilemma. He wants to marry the unconventional Annie Fuller, but he doesn’t feel he can reveal his true feelings until he has a way to make enough money to support her.

In Uneasy Spirits, this cozy, historical mystery of romantic suspense, Annie delves into the intriguing world of 19th century spiritualism, encountering true believers and naïve dupes, clever frauds and unexplained supernatural phenomena.

She will soon find there are as many secrets as there are spirits swirling around the Frampton séance table. Some of those secrets will threaten the foundation of her career as Madam Sibyl and the future of her relationship with Nate Dawson, and, in time, they will threaten her very life itself.

Uneasy Spirits is the second book in M. Louisa Locke’s Victorian historical mystery series, the first is Maids of Misfortune, and there are currently two short stories based on the characters from the novels, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

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