Free Novels 10-21-12: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Humor, Romance and Fantasy

This Time You Lose

By Chris Stralyn / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This Time You Lose

“I found myself emotionally involved with the characters because of how well they were developed in the story.”

Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, she thinks she’s handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepares her for the horror she now faces.

Lisa finds herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, but soon realizes they have no intention of letting anyone go.

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Breaking Twig

By Deborah Epperson / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Breaking Twig

“I couldn’t put down the book once I started reading it.”

Set in rural Georgia in the 1960s, Breaking Twig is a coming-of-age novel about Becky (Twig) Cooper, a young woman trying to survive the physical and emotional abuse of her mother, Helen, a beautiful, calculating woman who can, with a mere look, send the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia running for its life.

Not even Twig’s vivid imagination, keen wit, and dark sense of humor is enough to help her survive the escalating assaults of Helen and a new stepbrother, but help comes from an unexpected source–Frank, her stepfather. Sometimes, having one person who loves and believes in you is all a girl needs to keep hope alive.

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Alchemy

By Mike Wood / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Alchemy

“This is one book that I enjoyed from start to finished. “

The summer of 1984 was a golden time in America. From California, where gymnast Mary Lou Retton was winning Olympic gold, to Cape Cod, where explorer Barry Clifford was discovering pirate gold, the nation seemed obsessed with the precious metal. But for 15-year old Al, that obsession hits a little too close to home when he finds a code-filled notebook belonging to his missing father that may contain the ancient formula for turning lead to gold. Convinced that his father’s sudden disappearance is connected to his secret experiments in alchemy, Al sets out to find the truth. He enlists the help of Cammie, a beautiful girl staying for the summer while her marine biologist father tracks a wayward manatee, and together they begin unraveling the mystery. But the closer they get to an answer, the closer they grow to each other, and as the end of summer draws nearer, Al wonders if they can break the code without breaking his heart.

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The Lighter Side of Large

By Becky Siame / Genre: Humor, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

The Lighter Side of Large

“It was easy to read, very entertaining and funny.”

What happens when Bella, an overweight single mother, finds out her ex-husband is getting married to her gorgeous sister in nine months?
She orders a double mocacchino and plots her revenge.

Isabella “Bella” White plans to lose weight, get a career, and find the perfect man in time for the wedding. But proving there’s more to her than fat is a heavyweight task. When she’s kicked out of a clothing store because of her size, her crusade against weight discrimination creates problems for the new man in her life who’s got skinny issues. And what is up with her ex, who still carries a spark for her?

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The Butterfly Legacy

By Dr. Kathleen Marie Rice / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

The Butterfly Legacy

“Poignant, Intriguing, Moving”

July 1952 is teenaged Raleigh Buchanan’s last vacation on Country Pond, New Hampshire, where for the previous two summers he and an Irish boy had traded notes. Feeling the familiar rush of intrigue, Raleigh removes the kid’s latest note from behind the ceramic half-moon tacked above the cottage door. The note contains a riddle half-written in Gaelic. Mystified and irritated, he puts the note away with other childish things – soon to be forgotten.

Twenty-six years will pass before Raleigh, now a Boston police detective, realizes that the note holds clues he needs to solve a murder; and that it contains the key to his true heritage, which began with star-crossed lovers a century before he was born.

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A Gift of Thought

By Sarah Wynde / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

A Gift of Thought

“I really enjoyed the action and humor – they were both well written.”

For Dillon Latimer, meeting his long-lost mother comes too late. It’s been five years since the drug overdose that killed him. Still, a little thing like death isn’t going to get in Dillon’s way when he decides his mom’s life needs improving. Unfortunately, it’s not easy for ghosts to influence the material world, especially when every choice his mother makes brings her deeper and deeper into danger.

Sylvie Blair ran away for reasons that seemed right at the time but she’s never let go of the past. When it comes back to haunt her—literally—she’s forced to face her regrets, even as she tries to decide whether to believe her high school sweetheart’s crazy stories about ghosts and drug cartels.

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The Girls From Alcyone

By Cary Caffrey / Genre: Science Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

The Girls From Alcyone

“If you like a good action story full that is well-written and easy to follow, then I highly recommend this book.”

Sigrid and Suko are two girls from the impoverished and crime-infested streets of 24th century Earth. Sold into slavery to save their families from financial ruin, the girls are forced to live out their lives in service to the Kimura Corporation, a prestigious mercenary clan with a lineage stretching back long before the formation of the Federated Corporations.

Known only to Kimura, the two girls share startling secret—a rare genetic structure not found in tens of millions of other girls.

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A Gift of Ghosts

By Sarah Wynde / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

A Gift of Ghosts

“The story is fast paced, entertaining, and suspenseful. “

Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts.

All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth—she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.

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Frost Arch

By Kate Bloomfield / Genre: Fantasy, Family Saga / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Frost Arch

“The characters are very well written and developed within a thoroughly enjoyable story.”

In a future where ignorance has destroyed the world that we know, humans are slaves and Mages – advanced beings with abilities beyond everyday reach – rule the land.
Avalon is one such Mage. Barely eighteen years of age, she wields the gift of fire yet she is unable to control it. She leaves her family in the dead of night and heads to the city of Frost Arch, her future seemingly grim. Will Avalon be able to overcome the trials that befall her? Will she be able to save the ones she loves and stay strong within herself?
Time will tell.

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The Glass Madonna

By Donna Meredith / Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

The Glass Madonna

“Highly Recommended Reading!”

Donna Meredith’s award-winning debut novel, “The Glass Madonna,” tells the powerful story of a woman’s determination to create her own destiny. Coming of age was supposed to be easy in the 70s. After all, women have been liberated and love is free. Why does Sarah Stevens find life so hard? Union rules and tradition still ban women from making glass, an art form Sarah views as part of her family heritage.

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Life Among the Dead

By Daniel Cotton / Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Life Among the Dead

“Great Zombie & Survival Story!”

There’s over a million people in the city of Waterloo. Today, most of them have died, and now they are hungry. Corporal Dan Williamson is caught in the middle of the outbreak. He is desperately trying to reach his wife who is somewhere amid the urban decay. There are other souls out there, other tales of survival among the horror. Dan will soon learn that the living may prove to be an even bigger threat than the dead.

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5 Free Novels 10-17-12: Night of the Purple Moon, Rocky Mountain Oasis, Wraith, A Night of Horrors, Ninth Crossing

Night of the Purple Moon

By Scott Cramer / Genre: Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Young Adult / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Night of the Purple Moon

“I highly recommend this book to children 13 or older, young adults that love a good dystopian story, or even adults–like me–who love YA and Dystopia!”

The epidemic strikes everyone who has passed through puberty.

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple. For months, astronomers have been predicting that Earth will pass through the tail of a comet. They say that people will see colorful sunsets and, best of all, a purple moon.

But nobody has predicted the lightning-fast epidemic that sweeps across the planet on the night of the purple moon. The comet brings space dust with it that contains germs that attack human hormones. Older teens and adults die within hours of exposure.

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Rocky Mountain Oasis

By Lynnette Bonner / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Rocky Mountain Oasis

“Historical Romance That’s Both Inspiring and Riveting.”

Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone.

When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he’s as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.

Brooke’s new husband turns out to be kinder than any man has ever been. But then the unthinkable happens and she holds the key that might save innocent lives but destroy Sky all in one fell swoop. It’s a choice too unbearable to contemplate…but a choice that must be made.

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Wraith

By Angel Lawson / Genre: Horror, Paranormal Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Wraith

“If you are looking for a good ghost story and paranormal romance this is the book for you!”

Freak. Weird. Crazy. These are the names tossed around seventeen-year old Jane Watts by her fellow classmates. But things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes there’s a reason for talking to yourself in the hallway at school.

Jane struggles with adjusting to her new home and school after an abrupt move. She wants one thing in life—to be like everyone else at school, but that’s hard to do when you’re the new kid. But she does manage to make one friend, Evan—he’s sixteen, charming, and protective. Everything a girl could want in a best friend…with one minor caveat.

He’s dead.

Caught somewhere between life and death, Evan is tied to Jane and the living world unable to complete the journey to the other side. She thinks he’s here to be her friend, to take care of her, and that’s why no one can see or hear him.

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A Night of Horrors

By John C. Berry / Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

A Night of Horrors

“This novel definitely is a “must read” book that should not be missed.”

A thriller about the 24 hours leading up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This tightly plotted novel captures the single day when John Booth and his conspirators plot to kill President, VP, and Secretary of State; the Cabinet plans a post-war US; and the Lincolns dream about their future. It builds to the simultaneous and brutal attacks that left lives shattered and a nation paralyzed.

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Ninth Crossing: Discovery

By Kate Gordon / Genre: Romance, Fantasy / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ninth Crossing: Discovery

“This has a good mix of romance and magic.”

Reagan Sullivan is a thoroughly modern woman. She’s thirty-one, an honors graduate of Yale, and a six year veteran of the Secret Service, sworn to protect the vice president of the United States—who happens to be a widower. A good looking widower. Despite these accolades—and distractions—Agent Sullivan is a no-nonsense woman in every respect.

Her younger sister, Heather, currently a Rhodes Scholar PhD. candidate and an Olympic rowing medalist, is also a product of the twenty-first century. Together they’re an unbeatable combination … and not bad on the eyes either.

When Reagan meets two Irish elves—one of whom kidnaps her from a ladies bathroom in Oslo, Norway—all bets are off. These elves are nothing like you imagine. Both are well over six feet and strikingly handsome. And both think Reagan is quite fetching herself. And they’re not guarding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but they do have a twinkle in their eyes and romance in their hearts.

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Highly Rated Muirwood Trilogy is Free on Kindle 10-13-12

The Wretched of Muirwood

By Jeff Wheeler / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

The Wretched of Muirwood

“The characters are real, potent, developed, complex, and well written, the story is adventurous and compelling.”

Imagine a world where words are so precious they are only etched in gold, and only the privileged are allowed to learn how to read. Muirwood Abbey is one of the few places where learners are taught to read and engrave, and thirteen year-old Lia wants nothing more than to learn both of these skills—yet she is a wretched, an orphan, and doomed to remain in the Aldermaston’s kitchen, forbidden to read and subject to his authority. Her future is destined for preparing recipes in a privileged household until, unexpectedly, a mysterious knight-maston abandons the wounded squire Colvin at the Aldermaston’s kitchen in the middle of the night. Soon after, Sheriff Almaguer comes hunting for Colvin, and Lia is thrust into the greatest adventure of her life as she and the squire are forced into a partnership that brings her closer to her dream—and Colvin closer to his fear of dying on the battlefield.

The Wretched of Muirwood is the first book of the Muirwood Trilogy.

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The Blight of Muirwood

By Jeff Wheeler / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Revised

“The exciting action and intrigue in this book make it a fast paced page turner!”

The Aldermaston, the protector of Muirwood Abbey, is directed by the Medium to make Lia the new hunter of Muirwood. This will take some doing and a lot of training, but with leather bracers, a shooting glove, and quivers in hand, Lia rises to the challenge. Her first real order is to protect Ellowyn Demont from rivals like the Queen Dowager and the Earl of Dieyre. Lia knows very little about the princess’s land of Pry-Ree, but when Ellowyn is abducted, Lia will join forces with Colvin to bring the her back. Lia and Colvin must venture into the heart of a fallen kingdom, one devastated by an encroaching sickness called the Blight. It is here that a dark new secret is revealed—one that will make safeguarding the Abbeys nearly impossible.

The Blight of Muirwood is the second book in the Muirwood Trilogy.

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The Scourge of Muirwood

By Jeff Wheeler / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Revised

“Mr. Wheeler’s writing pulls you in and makes you a part of the story.”

Upon discovering she is the lost heir of Pry-Ree, Lia is forced to leave the protection of Muirwood once again. She embarks upon a perilous journey across the kingdom where she avoids capture and begs passage on a ship bound to Dahomey. Lia’s safety is in further jeopardy when she finally reaches Dochte Abbey and learns the hetaera have taken control. Lia must gather all her strength and muster the courage to defeat them, for if she fails, the consequence would be a world in ruin and the shattered lives of those she loves.

The Scourge of Muirwood is the final installment of the Muirwood Trilogy.

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5 Free eBooks 10-07-12: Memoir of a Mermaid, Forty Years Later, Legends of Tsalagee, Blue Like Elvis and Detour to Dusk

Memoir of a Mermaid: When, At Last, He Found Me

By Adrianna Stepiano / Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Memoir of a Mermaid: When, At Last, He Found Me

“Full of adventure and suspense and with a touch of a love story, this book had me very interested right until the end.”

Seraphin Shedd wanted her high school graduation day to be different, and by different, she meant ordinary. In a life led by tragedy, a break from the flashbacks would have been a welcomed relief. Instead, after the disappearance of her beloved teacher, Ms. Dorah Zebedee, her memories became increasingly more vivid. Only one person, Joseph Merrick, knows where to find Ms. Z, but he’s not eager to help. Unaccommodating and mysterious, Joseph brings Seraphin to an emotional breaking point. If she can learn to trust him, she just might uncover the mystery behind her heartbreaking past. Though, she can’t help but wonder if his interest in her is purely for personal gain, or will he prove to be a loyal friend?

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Forty Years Later

By Steven Jay Griffel / Genre: Drama, Arts & Entertainment / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Forty Years Later

“A beautiful story beautifully told.”

Jill Black, a “one hit wonder” Hollywood screenwriter, is consumed with a last chance to write and direct her own film. Success will reinvigorate her career. Failure will end it. When a pompous studio “suit” begins to undermine her authority and threatens to kill her project, the pressure forces her to spin from rage to murderous madness as she ensnares David in her plans.

Love and betrayal. Revenge and redemption. For some it ends happily. For others it all comes undone in this fast-paced drama of Baby Boomers trying to hang on to their lives, their families, and their Woodstock dreams. A riveting debut novel of suspense and humor, masterfully told by Steven Jay Griffel.

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Legends of Tsalagee

By Phil Truman / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Legends of Tsalagee

“I would highly recommend this book to all types of people.”

Legends from a small town come in many forms. Near Tsalagee, Oklahoma a monster lurks and an infamous 19th Century outlaw’s booty lays hidden. When two renegade bikers ride into town looking to find the Lost Treasure of Belle Starr, local legends Hayward Yost and Socrates Ninekiller suspect the ruffians’ involvement in the murder of a local farmer; a man rumored to have knowledge of the lost treasure’s location…and its curse. As events unfold, others in the community are drawn into the hunt.

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Blue Like Elvis

By Diane Moody / Genre: Religious Fiction, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Blue Like Elvis

“Being an Elvis fan, I had to read this book.”

Do you remember where you were the day Elvis died?
I do. I know exactly where I was.
I was there.

In the spring of 1977, Shelby Colter moved back to Memphis, Tennessee hoping to make a fresh start after breaking off her engagement. Working as a patient representative hostess at Baptist Memorial Hospital–the world’s largest private hospital–she’s thrilled with her new job, assisting patients with their non-medical needs. She has to laugh at her colorful co-workers who constantly chat about Elvis-sightings. After all, Baptist Memorial was “Elvis’s hospital.”

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Detour to Dusk

By Linell Jeppsen / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Detour to Dusk

“I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of vampires and even more to those who are not because they will enjoy reading about the adventures of these creatures.”

A ragged band of vampires are cutting a bloody path of destruction from Alaska to Washington State! As frost turns the leaves gold and paints the high mountain treetops silver, hundreds of hunters arrive in Swan Valley for their annual deer hunt. What they don’t know is an outcast band of vampires have arrived, as well. Raphael Goldhawk, king of the high vampire council, has decreed the taking of human life unlawful. Raul Stannard, an ancient enemy of the half-human king, is determined to overthrow the council, even if it means the exposure and eventual annihilation of the vampire race.

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