Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-09-13

Courting Miss Lancaster

By Sarah M. Eden / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

Courting Miss Lancaster

Harry Windover adores blonde, green-eyed Athena Lancaster, but alas, a penniless man like himself has no hope of winning a young noblewoman’s hand. To add insult to injury, Athena’s brother-in-law and guardian, the Duke of Kielder, has asked Harry to assist Athena in finding the gentleman of her dreams. But the lovesick Harry is cunning as well: as the weeks pass, he introduces Athena to suitors who are horrifically boring, alarmingly attached to their mothers, downright rude, astoundingly self-absorbed, and utterly ridiculous. Athena can’t comprehend why she is having so little success meeting eligible and acceptable gentlemen. Indeed, her circle of admirers couldn’t be less admirable — nothing like the loyal, gentle friend she’s found in Harry. But how long can Harry’s scheme be hidden before it is discovered? And what will Athena do when she uncovers Harry’s deception? Escape into a charming regency world in this delightfully romantic comedy of manners that will entertain you to the very last word.

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Truth or Date (Better Date than Never)

By Susan Hatler / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (135 reviews)

Truth or Date (Better Date than Never)

Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun.

Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn’t make the same dating mistakes all over again.

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Open Window: Truth from the Shadows (The Open Window Series)

By Courtney Harvey / Genre: Ghosts, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

Open Window: Truth from the Shadows (The Open Window Series)

Alex Wells appears from afar as a typical high school senior, yet visions of the dead invade her mind in a way that is anything but typical. Nighttime visits from spirits are commonplace. Questioning her sanity, she struggles inside self-inflicted walls, hiding her secret from the world. As she comes to terms with her strengthening psychic abilities, the latest vision of a young stranger’s violent suicide has her spinning out of control. While attempting to take charge of her life, she is compelled to uncover his story, forcing her to face her own fears and follow him on his journey to seek redemption. As her family and friends watch her spiral into a well of despair, she refuses to give up seeking out his truth, no matter the cost. It may only be the new boy in school who can lift her from the depths of self-destruction, but he too has a secret to hide.

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Time of Death (The McGuire Women)

By Ellis Vidler / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Time of Death (The McGuire Women)

When artist Alex Jenrette
experiences a series of terrifying events, from a near-fatal car crash to a
terrifying abduction, when her drawings implicate her in a brutal murder . . .
will revealing her psychic ability get her deeper in trouble?

Alex’s story poses a dilemma for the
prosecutor obsessed with taking down a slippery crime boss–should he gamble on
the psychic? Is she his best chance? Or his worst?

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Call of the Vampire (The Vanderlind Castle Series)

By Gayla Twist / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Call of the Vampire (The Vanderlind Castle Series)

Aurora Keys has dreamed of the Vanderlind Castle ever since she was a little girl. But the fiercely private Vanderlinds keep the massive structure strictly off limits to visitors. Until one night, the wealthy family throws a party—not just a small soiree, but a huge black-tie affair. No one from the town of Tiburon, Ohio, is invited—not even the mayor. But Aurora’s best friend, Blossom, has a foolproof plan for the two of them to sneak in.

At first, everything goes smoothly: the girls enter the castle undetected, and there is free champagne. But then the handsome Jessie Vanderlind sweeps Aurora into his arms, crushing her to his chest and whispering, “I knew you’d come back to me.”

Aurora understands it is a case of mistaken identity, but she feels connected to him somehow. And the boy is so beautiful, she believes she would be happy if he never let her go.

Once Jessie realizes he is mistaken, his smile quickly changes to a scowl. “You must leave,” he tells her in a low, urgent voice. “Immediately. Come! I’ll find a way to get you out.”

Unbeknownst to Aurora and Blossom, they have snuck into the home of one of the most prestigious vampire families in the world, and it is doubtful the two young women will ever be allowed to leave. Aurora’s resemblance to Jessie Vanderlind’s lost love just may be the only thing keeping them alive.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-08-13

Significance (A Significance Novel)

By Shelly Crane / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (534 reviews)

Significance (A Significance Novel)

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who’s had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but her mom left, her dad is depressed, she’s graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there’s something about him that’s intriguing, but she’s supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. Things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she’s ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb’s enemies know he’s imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

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Desert Places (Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series)

By Blake Crouch / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (111 reviews)

Desert Places (Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series)

Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady’s name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you’ll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I’ll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.

Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can’t get away.

Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.

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Illicit Magic (1, Stella Mayweather Paranormal Series)

By Camilla Chafer / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (50 reviews)

Illicit Magic (1, Stella Mayweather Paranormal Series)

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it’s happening again.

When an attack by ruthless witch hunters forces twenty-four-year-old Stella from her home in London into the protection of the powerful Witch Council in New York, she has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive, yet she might not be any safer in their midst than the danger she escaped.

Hidden from the Brotherhood in an extraordinary safe house by the sea where she is sent to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: Étoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful warlock but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?

One secret is important enough to kill for and it’s a secret so powerful it could destroy the fragile threads of Stella’s new world.

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The Island

By Jen Minkman / Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

The Island

‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look.

Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.

If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall. Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.

I have never seen one.’

Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?

Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

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The Visions of Ransom Lake

By Marcia Lynn McClure / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

The Visions of Ransom Lake

One of the most beloved western romances of all time, The Visions of Ransom Lake, still reigns as a top-selling Marcia Lynn McClure classic!  Escape to the old west and adventure as you fall in love over and over again with Marcia Lynn McClure’s most popular hero, Ransom Lake!

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-07-13

Dark Visions (Sarah Roberts Series Book One)

By Jonas Saul / Genre: Metaphysical / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (125 reviews)

Dark Visions (Sarah Roberts Series Book One)

Eighteen-year-old Sarah Roberts experiences blackouts from which she wakes to notes written by her own hand. Prophecies. Dark Visions. Future events with dire consequences only she can avert.

Sarah is an Automatic Writer who suffers from a rare obsessive-compulsive disorder called trichotillomania.

She has dealt with kidnappings before, so when she receives a message that details a kidnapping, when it is to take place, and what she can do to stop it, she’s ready. But things go wrong fast when the kidnappers recognize her from a previous intervention on her part. People are killed. Witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police find her notebook riddled with prophecies of accidents and crimes from her automatic writing episodes and they want answers.

Sarah is in a fight for her life with no one to trust. Her Dark Visions have brought her into the hands of a kidnapping ring who will do anything to find out how she knows so much about them.

While the police hunt Sarah for the wrong reason, her parents think she is at a sleepover. Her life is in her own hands and whether she makes it out of this mess alive or not depends on how many people have to die.

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Grayson Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Series, Book One)

By Cheryl Bradshaw / Genre: Ghosts, Horror / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (54 reviews)

Grayson Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Series, Book One)

When Addison Lockhart inherits Grayson Manor after her mother’s untimely death, she unlocks a secret that’s been kept hidden for over fifty years. For Addison, it seems like she’s finally found the house of her dreams…until the spirit of Roxanne “Roxy” Rafferty comes to call. Who is Roxanne, why is she haunting Grayson Manor, and how will Addison’s connection reveal a key to her own past that she thought no longer existed?

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Accused: 1 (Pacific Coast Justice)

By Janice Cantore / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (95 reviews)

Accused: 1 (Pacific Coast Justice)

Detective Carly Edwards hates working in juvenile—where the brass put her after an officer-involved shooting—and longs to be back on patrol. So when a troubled youth, Londy Atkins, is arrested for the murder of the mayor and Carly is summoned to the crime scene, she’s eager for some action. Carly presses Londy for a confession but he swears his innocence, and despite her better judgment, Carly is inclined to believe him. Yet homicide is convinced of his guilt and is determined to convict him.

Carly’s ex-husband and fellow police officer, Nick, appears to be on her side. He’s determined to show Carly that he’s a changed man and win her back, but she isn’t convinced he won’t betray her again.

As the investigation progresses, Carly suspects a cover-up and strikes out on her own, uncertain whom she can trust. But when danger mounts, she begins to wonder if she made the right choice.

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The Ghost of Squire House

By Joanne Pence / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

The Ghost of Squire House

For decades, the home built by reclusive artist, Paul Squire, stood empty on a windswept cliff overlooking the ocean. Those who attempted to live in the home soon fled in terror. Jennifer Barrett knows nothing of the history of the house she inherited. All she knows is that she’s glad for the chance to make a new life for herself.

It’s Paul Squire’s duty to rid his home of intruders, but something about this latest newcomer’s vulnerable status…and resemblance to someone from his past…dulls his resolve. Jennifer would like to find a real flesh-and-blood man to liven her days and nights–someone to share her life with—but living in the artist’s house, studying his paintings, she is surprised at how close she feels to him.

A compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past, and a lonely heroine determined to start fresh find themselves in a battle of wills and emotion in this story of love, time, and chance.

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WITNESS (Seeds of Christianity)

By E. G. Lewis / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

WITNESS (Seeds of Christianity)

The events Rivkah witnessed changed history. As a young shepherd girl, she accompanied her father to a Bethlehem stable where she held the baby Jesus. She watched Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt, met the strange visitors from the East who’d followed a star to Bethlehem, and saw Herod’s soldiers kill the children of her village.
You can experience life in Roman Judea as the Jewish people struggle under the burden of Caesar’s armies and Herod’s cruelty. Watch false Messiahs rise and fall and see the fatal retribution that followed. Feel the pain of the innocent bystanders left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
Meet Shemu’el, the young man Rivkah believed God destined for her. But Rome tore them apart. Divided by fate, united by love, these two young people grow to separate adulthood, each with their dreams and desires unfulfilled, while the world of Rome and conquest moves inexorably on.
Then, many years later, Rivkah finds herself in Jerusalem during the Passover. Trapped in a crowd, she is forced to watch three men being led to their execution. Her stomach drops when she realizes one of the men is Yeshua, the babe she held so many years before.
Witness it all through the eyes of one who lived it.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-06-13

The Biomass Revolution (The Tisaian Chronicles)

By Nicholas Smith / Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

The Biomass Revolution (The Tisaian Chronicles)

What would you do if you lived in a world where your every move was scrutinized by your own personal artificial intelligence—a world where everything is regulated, from power usage to relationships—a world where everything you thought you knew turned out to be a lie?

Welcome to Tisaia – The last hub of modern civilization in a world left scorched by the nuclear fires of the Biomass Wars. Surrounded by a fortress of steel walls and protected by a fierce and loyal Council of Royal Knights, Tisaia seems relatively safe to the average State worker and citizen. A plentiful supply of Biomass powers the cities and food is abundant, but security has come at a terrible cost. The State will do anything to protect its resources, even if it means suppressing the rights of its citizens and deporting immigrants into the Wasteland – a virtual death sentence.

Spurious Timur is one of the State workers helping keep the wheels of prosperity turning in Tisaia. As he starts to explore Tisaia and question his own worth, he realizes there may be more to his subsistence than he thought. When he meets and falls for co-worker Lana Padilla, he begins to understand he may hold the key to restoring Tisaia to a just and free State.

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Textual Encounters (The Christine + Jake Affair)

By Morgan Parker / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

Textual Encounters (The Christine + Jake Affair)

Katie discovers an unlocked iPhone in the back seat of a taxi. But instead of turning it in to the driver as lost, she decides to keep it for herself.

Outside of the usual clutter you would expect to find on a smartphone, what captures Katie’s interest is the single conversation she finds on the phone’s secure text messaging service, a three-month dialogue between a woman with an uncertain past named Christine and a single, eligible man named Jake.

From Strangers to Soulmates in 90 Days

What starts out as a message intended for someone else ends up being the beginning of a relationship more powerful than anything Christine or Jake have ever experienced.

But nothing ever turns out to be as good as it initially seems and their histories slowly reveal details and past lovers that threaten to derail their humble quest for love.

Forgotten In The Back Seat of a New York City Taxi

Can Christine and Jake overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles, doubts and secrets that endanger their love?

If so, why would such a relationship get forgotten in the back seat of a New York City taxi?

Presented in a Format Unlike Any Other You Will Find

Follow Katie as she reads through the 3 months of conversations that form The Christine + Jake Affair and provide the foundation for the Textual Encounters Trilogy.

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Supreme Betrayal

By Steve Nyman / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Supreme Betrayal

An Army officer murdered in cold blood. A ship with deadly cargo is bound for the American coast. Only one man can unravel the plot, but Andrew Douglas always plays by the rules. The former FBI Agent carries out his mission, and follows orders to the letter. Now, the rules have changed, but the stakes are higher, much higher. Threats against his young family, a newspaper reporter hot on his heels as he rushes to prevent the deadly assault from the sea, all weigh heavily on his moral compass. Even the U.S. Constitution and the very foundation of the American government are at risk. Andrew has found himself in the middle of a maelstrom, with no escape.

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Lanie (Ames Chronicles)

By S.E. Harrisville / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Lanie (Ames Chronicles)

Detective Mac Delancey can’t stop thinking about the new ER doc. She’s smart, funny, beautiful. . . and way out of his league. He figures his best bet for avoiding disappointment is to forget about her. When she keeps popping up in his life, they form a friendship, but Mac discovers his heart is lost to her and friendship is not enough. Does he dare risk losing what they have to gain something more?
Lanie Webster cannot figure Mac out. He seems to enjoy her company, but he never suggests they could be more than friends. She fears she has scared him away with her forthright manner and determines to step back and let him lead.

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A Pinhole of Light

By Eileen Stoecklin / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

A Pinhole of Light

Gavin Reynolds is a rotten selfish, self centered immature jerk. After several failed attempts to hold a full time job as a construction worker, he teams up with a friend to burglarize houses.
On his fourth job, he accidentally steals one of his victims personal journals.
As he reads the journal it takes him on a journey through Sarah’s personal life struggles, to overcome depression, greed, judging others, marriage struggles and more.
The ideas in the journal transform Gavin’s thoughts to the point where………..

The journal in the book is the authors true life experiences.

During the writing of this book the author has a real life epiphany which becomes the end of the book.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-05-13

Bound to Me

By Jeannette Medina / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Bound to Me

A girl with nothing else to lose. A life that’s brought nothing but pain. A tattoo that’s more than what it seems.

Eighteen-year old Veronica has had enough. Her alcoholic mother has only delivered a slew of abusive step-fathers and life is only getting harder. What was to be a simple tattoo for her birthday brings more than she ever imagined. Liam is a shape-shifting dragon. He lives on her shoulder, watching her, helping her. Having the dragon come to life and teaching her courage becomes a new lifeline for Veronica. But Liam will eventually become a permanent tattoo on her skin – never to take the shape of the protector she became attached to. Will she embrace her life or will a broken heart shatter her soul forever?

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Fancy Pants (Only In Gooding Book #1)

By Cathy Marie Hake / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Fancy Pants (Only In Gooding Book #1)

When Britisher Lady Sydney Hathwell’s father dies, the American who planned to wed her suddenly reneges. Stranded in America and penniless, Sydney contacts a relative in Texas who, mistaking her male-sounding name, invites his “nephew” to join him on his ranch.

“Big Tim” Creighton, however, is appalled when this mincing fop arrives at Forsaken. He determines he’ll turn Fancy Pants Hathwell into a man before the boss returns home. From the get-go, he has “the kid” mucking stalls, clearing and plowing a field, and assisting with a difficult calving. But when Sydney’s true identity is uncovered, Tim resents being deceived. Yet in time, he also finds that he doesn’t like all the attention Sydney garners now that she’s wearing pretty gowns…

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The Big Bend

By Gary Showalter / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (127 reviews)

The Big Bend

The day begins like any other: Terry Rankin, sole proprietor of Rankin Personal Security Services in Orlando, Florida, accepts a private meeting with a potential client. Sheila Adamson is looking for a bodyguard to protect her from her abusive husband, but Rankin refuses to take the job until she begins divorce proceedings. Moments later, Mrs. Adamson is dead and Rankin is buried beneath the rubble of his house, knocked flat by a car bomb planted in the dead woman’s Jaguar. When he’s questioned by the local police, Rankin learns that Adamson’s attorney has also turned up dead, his Cadillac riddled with bullets. Suspecting there is more to these murders than a domestic dispute, he teams up with Orlando cop Cathy Diamond for a thrilling—and treacherous—adventure that will lead them deep into the heart of the Everglades and hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal.

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Traveler (Joshua)

By John Wilson / Genre: Men’s Adventure / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

Traveler (Joshua)

America – the near future – the United States has experienced a complete economic and social collapse, clean water and abundant food, relics of a dying age. Small groups of survivors struggle to stay alive in a world rampant with starvation, disease, and violence. “Travelers” live amongst them, savage gangs that roam the countryside, always searching for fresh prey.

Traveler is the follow up to John S. Wilson’s bestselling novel Joshua, not a sequel but set in this same deadly world.

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The Holden Age of Hollywood

By Phil Brody / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (35 reviews)

The Holden Age of Hollywood

“Hollywood died on me as soon as I got here. Welles said that, not me, but damn if he didn’t nail it, you know?” Sam Bateman came to Hollywood to settle a score, but amidst the sunny and 75, his plans went astray. Everything changed the day he drank in the intoxicating legend of Meyer Holden, the greatest screenwriter Hollywood has ever known, the one who pulled a Salinger and walked away. Holden now tacks pseudonyms onto his works and buries them in the bottomless sea of spec that is Hollywood’s development process. They’re out there for anyone to find—but at what cost? In his quest, Bateman severs all ties and sinks into a maddening world of bad writing and flawed screenplays. Paranoid and obsessive, the belligerent savant encounters an eccentric cast of characters—each with an agenda—in his search for the one writer in Hollywood who does not want to be found. Phil Brody’s The Holden Age of Hollywood is at once a detective novel, an unexpected love story, and a provocative exposé of a broken industry. With dark humor and incisive commentary, the novel immerses readers in a neo-noir quest to attain the Hollywood dream, integrity intact.

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