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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Free Kindle Books 10-19-12: Wyvern, South to Alaska, To Love A Witch, The First Excellence and Along Came a Demon

Wyvern

By A. A. Attanasio / Genre: Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Wyvern

“An amazing and enlightening experience.”

Headhunters, sorcerers, pirates and Indian princes thrive in this exciting and poetic tale of a young outcast in Borneo. Born in 1609, son of a native woman and a Dutch sea captain he never knew, Jaki Gefjon grows up in the jungle as a sorcerer’s apprentice. Later kidnapped by pirates, he befriends his captor, Trevor Pym, notorious for his dreaded man-of-war, Wyvern. The scientific marvels on the European privateer become the young soul-catcher’s passion—until he falls for Lucinda, the headstrong daughter of Pym’s sworn enemy. Propelled by intrigue, pirates’ battles, curses and visions, this seafaring saga takes Lucinda and Jaki from the South Seas to India—and to a bold, unforeseen destiny in the New World. Join the journey!

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South to Alaska

By Nancy Owens Barnes / Genre: Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

South to Alaska

“Nancy Owens Barnes does a great job in “South to Alaska” capturing the story of her father and his trek to Alaska.”

Born in the dusty heart of Oklahoma in 1916, ten-year-old Melvin sees a photograph of a cabin in the Alaska wilderness in his fourth-grade geography book and dreams of living there. Nearly fifty years later he builds a 47-foot boat in his Arkansas backyard, launches it on the Arkansas River, and cruises 10,000 miles to Alaska by way of the Panama Canal. Melvin has never been south of the United States/Mexico Border and has never been on a boat in the open ocean.

“Learn by doing,” he says.

In South to Alaska, author Nancy Owens Barnes takes readers on two journeys. On one, readers follow a young boy’s dream that begins in a one-room, Oklahoma schoolhouse in 1926, and ends decades later on an island in southeast Alaska. On the other, readers become a passenger aboard the Red Dog as it cruises along the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico where, in 1973, Melvin begins a solo journey along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico and Central America, through the Panama Canal, then into the Pacific Ocean to Alaska. Plagued by mechanical problems, international fraud, violent ocean storms, threats of foreign jail, illness and loneliness, Melvin fears a deadly end before reaching the place of his dreams and returning to the woman he loves.

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To Love A Witch

By Debora Geary / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

To Love A Witch

“I really loved this story and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a light, fun, romantic reading experience with magic added in.”

Contemporary romance with a touch of magic…

Jake thought he had a juvenile delinquent witch in need of rescue. Romy couldn’t decide if he was a kidnapper, liar, or too good to be true. Throw in Tattoo Boy, sparking fingers, and a seven-year-old who can see the future, and you have all the makings for a romance.

Really. Well, there’s some really great linguine and a duet from West Side Story, too.

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The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling’s Map

By Donna Carrick / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling's Map

“Best “freebie” I’ve read.”

What happens when East bleeds into West? Join Fa-ling on an incredible journey into the heart of mainland China as she sets out to discover the land of her birth. In order to determine her future, Fa-ling must unlock the mysteries of her past. To this end, she travels with a Canadian adoption group to the exotic southern province of Guang-Xi Zhuang.

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Along Came a Demon

By Linda Welch / Genre: Horror, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Along Came a Demon

“You don’t want to miss this kickoff into a new universe.”

The departed aren’t the only supernaturals I see. No, they’re not vampires or werewolves or fae – those things don’t exist. We live side by side with what some call the Otherworldy. That’s too much of a mouthful for me, I call them demons. If you saw them as I do, you’d know why.

Right now I’m trying to track down a missing six year-old boy whose mother was murdered. Or maybe she wasn’t. To further complicate the case, Clarion PD gave me a partner I’d rather shoot than work with.

I can’t tell them he’s a demon. They’d think I’m crazy. I’m Tiff Banks. Welcome to my world.

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Free eBooks 10-18-12: Out of Time, Thread of Hope, Angel, Zero Balance and Maddy’s Floor

Out of Time

By Deborah Truscott / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Out of Time

“Very well researched,great characters, wonderful story line.”

Kathleen Findlay is married to a cad, her mother is driving her crazy and her life is falling apart. Then her uncle dies, leaving her the family’s Revolutionary-era home and, she believes, an escape from her chaotic marriage. But one afternoon, while searching for a rake, she discovers a man in her garden shed — and a free fall through the centuries.

As her life spins wildly out of control, Kathleen finds her heart and in the process, her own place in time.

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Thread of Hope

By Jeff Shelby / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Thread of Hope

“You will get involved and try to piece everything together with the main character without getting bored.”

If someone took your child, how soon would you stop looking for her? If someone accused your best friend of a terrible crime, when would you stop defending him?

Seven years after Joe Tyler’s daughter Elizabeth was abducted, he hasn’t stopped looking for answers, and he hasn’t forgotten the friend who stood by him as he lost his wife, his home, and his career in his search. Now he’s been brought back to San Diego by the news that this friend has been arrested for beating up a teenage girl—a girl not much older than Elizabeth would be now.

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Angel

By Mary E. Kingsley / Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Angel

“Very well written, kept me engaged the whole story, I didn’t want to put it down till I finished.”

Thirteen year old Angel Bishop is fed up with all the unanswered questions about her life, like why did her daddy run off when she was just a baby? And why has her Aunt Patsy, the only family member she feels she can talk to, been locked up in a place for crazy people all these years? It seems to Angel like her family fell apart right after she was born, which makes her wonder what her coming along had to do with it.

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Zero Balance

By Ashley Fontainne / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Zero Balance

“A thrill ride with twists and turns that keep you glued to the pages and constantly wanting more.”

Nine months ago, Audra Tanner exposed the hidden secrets locked away at the prestigious accounting firm of Winscott & Associates. No one escaped her wrath. And once the smoke had cleared, everyone watched as the diabolical Olin Kemper was led away in handcuffs. Now Audra’s meticulous revenge has thrust her into the role of managing partner.

But the firm is struggling to survive amidst the turmoil and media attention surrounding the shocking arrest and upcoming murder trial of Olin. And Audra must face the fallout left from her explosive revenge while trying to heal and recover from the trauma of her past.

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Maddy’s Floor

By Dale Mayer / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Maddy's Floor

“If you enjoy great paranormal romance, you will love this book!”

Medical intuitive and licensed MD Madeleine Wagner thought she’d seen every way possible to heal a diseased body…then patients start dying from mysterious causes in her long-term facility.

The terminally ill fight to get into her ward. Once there, many miraculously…live. So when her patients start dropping and she senses an evil force causing their deaths, she calls on her friend and mentor, Stefan, for help. Together, they delve beyond the physical plane into the metaphysical… Only to find terror.

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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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9 Kindle Novels Free from October 16 to October 18

For just three days, these nine books will be free for Kindle from October 16 to October 18 through the “Thrills, Chills, & Kills” Giveaway!.

Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula

By Elise Stokes / Genre: Action & Adventure, Young Adult / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula

Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre physical changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced.


Amelia’s Destiny

By D.G. Torrens / Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Drama / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Amelia's Destiny

In Amelia’s Story, D.G. Torrens captivated readers with the heart-wrenching story of a young girl imperilled by a tragic life of abuse. Now a teenager, seemingly free of the past, Amelia struggles to find happiness in an overwhelming world. With many obstacles placed in her path, this only serves to make her journey an arduous one. Fighting for life and for love, will the courageous young girl grab hold of her dreams and discover her destiny? Will she ever find happiness?


Gray Justice

By Alan McDermott / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Gray Justice

Gray Justice is the fast-paced debut thriller from Alan McDermott. When a killer walks free from court, the victim’s father sees just two options: accept the judge’s decision; or take on the entire British justice system. Tom Gray chooses the latter and his crusade attracts instant worldwide media coverage. It was just what Tom was hoping for, but it brought him a lot more than he bargained for.


Gray Resurrection

By Alan McDermott / Genre: Action & Adventure, War / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Gray Resurrection

A year after suffering horrific injuries, ex-soldier Sam Grant is trying to come to terms with his new life in the Philippines when tragedy strikes. The death of his girlfriend’s brother takes him to the southern islands where he becomes a target for local terrorists, and the one man he can turn to is the last person he should trust. Old friends are called in to help but the rescue mission soon becomes their own battle for survival.


Just Evil

By Vickie McKeehan / Genre: Romantic Suspense / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Just Evil

A survivor of an abusive childhood, Kit Griffin cherishes her new life of freedom. But when her tyrannical mother is found brutally murdered on Mother’s Day, the horrors of her past threaten to destroy her.


Letters To Gabriella

By Patricia Paris / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Letters To Gabriella

For Gabriella Fiorelli, starting a new life with her young daughter in the sleepy town of Glebe Point Cay is just what she needs—no complications. But when she meets handsome lawyer Justin Morrison, complications are the least of her worries.
Passion and past collide in a delicate web of lies and love, and as Gabriella comes to grips with a heartbreaking choice, will her world come crumbling down?


Take No More

By Seb Kirby / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Take No More

When James Blake discovers his wife has been murdered in their London home, he is determined to find her killer. Julia, a conservator – a protector and preserver of fine art – has left him with but two curious clues: the words help me on her mobile phone and a strange attachment of Michelangelo’s Leda and the Swan.

As the prime suspect of his wife’s murder, James flees England and sets out on a trail of deception and danger across the sweeping landscapes of Venice and Florence into a dark underworld of corruption, a trail that will lead him to the killer – and the shocking truth behind the mystery.


Curbchek

By Zach Fortier / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, True Accounts / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Curbchek

Curbchek is the story of a damaged cop, Zach Fortier. Fortier worked in the police department for the city where he grew up. One foot in the world of the cops, courts and legal system. The other in the world of gangs, drugs, thugs and street violence. Where the laws and rules are made by the strongest, the schemers and most brutal. Read about the transformation of Fortier from a green rookie to a damaged paranoid veteran seeing danger in every situation. Follow along as he walks this tight rope. Trying to make difference, breaking the laws he promised to enforce. This is a story of law and order uncensored.


Velvet Rain

By David C. Cassidy / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Velvet Rain

Kain Richards is the last of his kind–and a man on the run. So when this mysterious drifter falls for a beautiful and sensible Iowa farmwoman, he knows full well the perils of getting too close. And yet, for the first time in his miserable existence, life feels normal … feels real. But as those around him soon realize, reality is not what it seems. For when a tragic accident forces Kain’s hand, his astonishing secret–and godlike power–changes their lives, and the world, forever.

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