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Free (Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Your Love Is All I Need [Webdesigner vs Small Town Romance]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:01:56 GMT

*Your Love Is All I Need* by Marie Force (Fantastic Fiction ( is the 1st novel in her Green Mountain series of f/m contemporary romance apparently mostly titled for Beatles songs, centred around the members of a family in small town Vermont, this one featuring the obligatory antagonistic get-together between a city slicker professional web designer who starts off on the wrong foot by running into the town moose, as you do, alienating the son of her client who wants her away from the town and his family's country store business, but peskily can't get her out of his mind :sweethear, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette's Headline Eternal imprint. This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is marketed under the title All You Need is Love in North America. Currently free @ Amazon UK ( & iTunes UK ( & Google Play ( & Kobo ( (available to the UK, and also EU, South America & Japan when I spot-checked assorted regional stores, YMMV) *Description* From New York Times bestselling author Marie Force, creator of the beloved McCarthys of Gansett Island, Quantum and Fatal series, comes the first book in her Green Mountain series. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis will love the heartwarming, sexy romance series centered on the lives of the Abbott family. The Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times, and the Abbott siblings are determined to keep it that way... When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she anticipates a relaxing trip. That is until she collides with the town moose, wrecking her car, and meets the most handsome man she's ever seen. Unfortunately, her saviour and son of her client, Will Abbott, wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it. For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and his family's business. But he can't seem to get her out of his head. As the chemistry between the two heats up, they begin to wonder if simple could be best - especially when it comes to matters of the heart. ***Your Love Is All I Need is published in the USA as All You Need Is Love*** For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.

Free (Kindle) Fence Busters by Gordon Landsborough [Anti-Fencing Conspiracy Western]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:53:21 GMT

*The Fence Busters* by the late British author Gordon Landsborough (Wikipedia (, Fantastic Fiction (, a prolific and pioneering multi-genre pulp fiction writer and publisher, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, this one painting fencing as deadly SRS BSNS, as a man's ambitious startup plan to bring wire fencing to Texas gets shot down, literally, leaving his nephew to pick up the business and carry on to establish it despite all opposition (which apparently takes the form of an Easterner-funded anti-fencing conspiracy amongst the locals, and also the local Native Americans who understandably don't want to see their remaining territory fenced in), free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 1952 by T. V. Boardman using the pseudonym Tom Gordon. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* A question of honour… Walt Rath is an old-timer, keen to take advantage of the open Texas range by bringing in wire fencing to the state. But he is getting on, and sees the future of the business with his nephew – the young and reckless Tom Midnight. Midnight may be youthful, but he sure is tough, and in his Uncle’s own words, a born leader. But Midnight isn’t keen to get involved. That is until Walt is gunned down by the merciless Gun De Leon – a killer hired by the fence busters who are determined to see anyone trying to put up wire fencing in the state brought down. With vengeance on his mind, Midnight is inspired to carry on the business, especially as he now has Sandy under his wing – a young woman recently orphaned after the death of her father. The pair join up, and inevitably fall for each other. With his personal life all but figured out, Midnight now needs a team to help his fencing business grow, and receive the fortunes that his Uncle promised. Especially, as so many are against him, including the frightful Stan Oopey, known as ‘The Longhorn’ and even the local town Sherriff, who is being funded by Easterners to stay firmly against the fencing industry. But Midnight and his gang’s main trouble lies with the Indians, whose presence in the state makes it near impossible to put up fences. Midnight must find a way to get rid of the Indians, but this in itself is fraught with danger, considering the conflict between the Texans and the natives. And what about the Indian who is in Midnight’s own ranks? A man who has sworn can be trusted… Will he turn against the fencers? Tom Midnight is quickly making a lot of enemies, but with Sandy by his side he is determined to make the business work, and honour his late Uncle. Only time will tell who will come out on top. The Indians, or The Fence Busters...?

Free (Kindle) All for One by Melody Carlson [Xtian Women's Friendship Reunion Novel]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:45:05 GMT

*All For One* by Melody Carlson is the 3rd novel in her The Four Lindas series of contemporary literary/women's fiction centred around the lifelong friendship between a group of eponymous Baby Boomer women who were childhood friends reunited later in life, this one featuring them facing a time of family troubles in their lives, with obstacles ranging from frivolous to serious, and discovering the solidarity of friendship sustains them, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook. We've previously received the 1st ( & 2nd ( novels as freebies as well. Currently free, probably just for the rest of the day @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK) and possibly other venues listed on the publisher's catalogue page ( Price-drop-check linkage for B&N (, Kobo ( & iTunes ( & Google Play ( & ChristianBook (, which don't seem to be getting this this time around, but may on a future repeat cycle. *Description* Brimming with heart, humor, and a bit of mystery, this third book in Melody Carlson’s lively new Boomer series packs a poignant punch! Life is heating up for the four Lindas—and it’s not just hot flashes! Abby’s losing sleep over her husband’s health and neglecting her bed-and-breakfast dreams. Caroline may have waited too long to put her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mom in a care facility. Marley’s hard-won independence is threatened by her grown son’s neediness. And Janie’s having a hard time being everyone’s rock as the relationship she counted on falters. Add to that a house fire, a missing set of dishes, a bully brother, plus a half-crazy blonde named Donna, and things get really complicated. But with each new twist their lives take, the Lindas are learning that good friends are the best family a girl can have.

Free (Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Luke 1-13: Let the World Know [Xtian Bible Study]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:56:36 GMT

*Luke 1-13: Let the World Know That Jesus Cares* by Warren W. Wiersbe is another volume in his Wiersbe Bible Study series of study guides cum derived life lessons which accompany his BE bible commentary series, this one covering the first portion of the titular New Testament book, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook. This has previously been offered free in 2013. We've also previously received the BE commentary for the second half as a freebie, in case you wanted to try going it alone after reading this one: Be Courageous (Luke 14-24): Take Heart from Christ's Example ( Currently free, probably just for next couple of days @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo ( & iTunes ( & Google Play ( (all available to Canadians), and possibly other venues listed on the publisher's catalogue page ( Price-drop-check linkage for B&N ( & ChristianBook (, which usually also get the DCC freebies, but are being unusually slow to match. *Description* The book of Luke holds a unique place among the four gospels. Written by a man outside the Jewish culture, Luke offers an in-depth look at the humanity of Christ, and shows a Savior compelled by compassion for broken people. This study of Luke 1-13 chronicles the birth, early life, and ministry of Jesus, while encouraging us to care for those most in need. The Wiersbe Bible Study Series delivers practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s Be Compassionate commentary, this eight-week study includes engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God’s Word with your life.

Free (Kindle) Children of the Stars by Juanita Coulson [Epic Space Opera Family Saga]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:05:27 GMT

*Children of the Stars: The Boxset: Books 1-4* by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson (ISFDB (, Wikipedia (, SFE ( comprises the entirety of her Children of the Stars quartet of epic star-spanning generational saga science fiction beginning with an alien first contact that apparently merely intensifies the squabbling between competing branches of a particular dominant Earth family dynasty, whose wealthy and powerful members each forge their own path towards the ensuing galactic future in the separate tales of their dealings with both humans and non-humans, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. The four novels in this omnibus edition were originally published between 1981 to 1989 by Ballantine's Del Rey imprint. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* Children of the Stars Boxset collects the complete epic saga from award winning Juanita Coulson *Tomorrow’s Heritage* 2041. When the first alien was approaching Earth, it found itself in the grip of the all-powerful Saunder Family. Every member of this dynasty seemed at war with the other. In the quest for the Chairmanship of the people, the Saunders must struggle and fight in a contest over Earth’s very future. Project Search is in action, while brave pilots take to the stars. Can human civilization survive with the coming of alien life, and can the Saunders find a way to listen to one another and lead humanity to that survival? *Outward Bound* Brenna Foix Saunder is the Martian-reared daughter of Earth’s dynastic Saunder family. Fiercely ambitious, beautiful and determined, she puts an untried and dangerous experimental star drive above her own life. Stifled by the media frenzy surrounding the Saunder family, she has utter contempt for newshunters. Charlie Dahl is one such newshunter. Brenna must seek refuge in the arms of her lover Derek, but trouble brews when he tries to stand in the way of her dreams. To reach the stars by passing long years in frozen sleep is the only safe and sure way to complete her star drive mission. But Brenna Saunder can’t wait. She meant to conquer the light barrier — and to hell with everything her family and her lover could do to stop her. *Legacy of Earth* Aliens are aliens, and humans are humans, and never the twain shall meet — or shall they? Faster-than-light gravel to the stars was a discovery of the great Saunder family, and the vast Saunder fortune helped in the colonizing of alien worlds, among strange, nonhuman races. But Anthony Saunder had no share in that fortune of heritage. He was only a clone, not truly human. And the business he had started on Procyon Four was on the brink of failure. Then the catlike humanoid Whimeds came, asking him to use his skill in directing a presentation for the coming Interspecies Conference. And once he saw Yrae, the beautiful, almost human-seeming star, he could not refuse, though the job seemed impossible and led to endless trouble. But all that was simple, compared to what he found at the Conference. There he ran squarely into the middle of a secret war between Whimeds and equally alien Vahnaj… *The Past of Forever* Dan McKelvey is a simple indie-hauler turned tech-mech, until a delivery leads him to a strange new planet. His whole life he has had to live up to the legacy of his Saunder-McKelvey ancestors, but now, on this strange world, he has the chance to uncover the tragic past of a near-extinct race. Joining Dr Juxury’s multi-racial xenoarchaeology team, Dan becomes the[...]

Free (Kindle) The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman [Epic Lost Heir Quest Fantasy]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:46:34 GMT

*The Glass Warrior* by Robert E. Vardeman (ISFDB (, Wikipedia (, SFE (, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 1st novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure fantasy involving the usual sort of disputed kingdom and lost heirs and restorative magical artifact, oh my!, this installment starting the obligatory quest to reunite them all under the aegis of the titular fearsome warrior woman who possesses the series crown and must now go in search of said heirs, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint.. This was originally published in 1989 by Tor. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* Lord Dews Gaemock is betrayed and besieged! The divided kingdom of Porotane in which he lives has been ravaged by a bloody civil war for the last twenty years. Two factions have been fighting for control of the region and the conflict threatens to destroy any and all within the realm get in the way. Neither are saints… To win the war, one side must possess the power Demon Crown, which had been forged by the dark beings as a symbol of their surrender to the mortal inhabitants of Porotane. Wrought by demons the plain gold circlet is wondrously magical, and in the wrong hands it is pure evil. To end the war the Glass Warrior must find the twin heirs of the dead king of Porotane – Lokenna and Lorens – and restore them to the throne. The twins have been missing for twenty years, now the Demon Crown is missing and only the Glass Warrior can bring them together. The Glass Warrior - in whose possession the Demon Crown is, and whose task it is to reunite the lost, noble twins and reinstate them with what is rightfully theirs - dispatches all those who came after her and the Crown. Her skill and knowledge with the sword are outmatched by none… Thankfully she doesn’t have to undertake this journey alone. She has the help of two seemingly simple thieves of stout hearts with whom she takes on the many perils of the quest at hand…

Free (Kindle) Main Experiment by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Sci-Fi Technothriller]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:38:45 GMT

*The Main Experiment* by the late British author Christopher Hodder-Williams (ISFDB (, Wikipedia (, obituary at The Telegraph ( is his vintage standalone science fiction technothriller, involving secret experiments at a nuclear centre which may go even more wrong than usually expected of risky undertakings at a nuclear centre, as the startling new particles that result may hold the potential to alter humanity, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint.. This was originally published in 1964 by Hodder & Stoughton. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* At Hadley Plant nuclear centre, deep in the English countryside, Martin Higgs works behind closed doors on secret experiments, hidden from the public eye. Together with his colleague, Sally Parks, Martin’s tirelessly experiments with new particles and scientific methods. But when the nuclear centre’s elusive benefactor Lord Honiton dies, Sally and Martin find themselves drawn even further into the mystery of the Plant. Why do even they know so little about the particle they are working with? There is something wrong with these experiments… This particle can alter the way people think. The Main Experiment is a gripping sci fi thriller from renowned master of the techno thriller genre, Christopher Hodder-Williams.

Free (Kindle) Women of the Bible [Bible Study Character Guide & Advice]

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:49:32 GMT

*Women of the Bible* by Frances VanderVelde is her bestselling dedicated-focus bible study guide cum derived life lessons, which spotlights a number of prominent biblical women and examines their various contributions, with historical and scriptural background and discussion questions, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK) *Description* The classic guide to biblical women who shaped Israel and the Church . . . and their messages and lessons for women today. More than just a faddish look at a few bad girls from the Bible, this is the most widely used and best-selling study of Bible women-good and bad. Drawing on the life, character, and experiences of more than thirty women of the Bible, the author combines solid biblical knowledge, interesting historical background, and human warmth to make these women live and speak to women today. While the world has changed dramatically since these women lived, human nature and the pressures of female life have not. Imagination and insight add perception to these factual accounts taken directly from Scripture. Thoughtful and sympathetic questions for discussion at the end of each chapter allow today's women to personally apply the lessons of the women God has chosen to preserve in Scripture. Captivating reading for personal insight. Readily adaptable to any class or study group setting. A superlative book for every woman who longs to achieve all that God has planned for her.

Free (Kindle) Lonely Road Murder by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Crime Thriller]

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:08:05 GMT

*Lonely Road Murder* by the late British author John Russell Fearn (ISFDB (, Wikipedia (, SFE ( is his vintage standalone crime thriller, this one starring a happy-go-lucky young woman who shockingly finds that her best friend and neighbour has been murdered and to put her mind at ease, begins to look into matters, as you do, whilst the bereaved widower, who seems to be a potential culprit, apparently succumbs to his guilty sorrow… :knife: …or did he? :chinscratch: (cue ominous music :whistle:), free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. This was originally published in 1954 by Brown Watson using the pseudonym Elton Westward. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* Tragedy strikes… Rosemary Lennox is a happy, bright young lady who’s lucky enough to have her close friends around her. However, after a wonderful night out with her boyfriend, Rosemary comes home through a thick and terrifying fog to find her best friend and neighbour, Mary Francis murdered… She begins having nightmares… John Francis, Mary’s husband, is distraught over the loss of his beloved wife. Although their relationship could be tempestuous as times, they loved each other dearly and he becomes lost without her. But he was the last to see her alive and admits that they had a row immediately prior to her death. John seems close to breaking point and is soon found dead from apparent suicide by gas inhalation. Was he hiding a guilty conscience? The evidence doesn’t seem to add up. In fact, the evidence seems to be pointing to a few people… Rosemary must try not to lose her way as she sets about uncovering the culprit, but she’s determined to get justice for Mary… Lonely Road Murder is an intriguing crime thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end.

Free (Kindle) Duel in the Dark by Marguerite Steen [Vintage Literary Drama w/Romance]

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:28:30 GMT

*Duel in the Dark* by the late British author Marguerite Steen (Wikipedia (, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage standalone literary drama novel with f/m romantic elements with a cross-generational family competition, centred around two strong-willed theatre women: a grandmother who has succumbed to ill health, leaving her in the care of her ambitious granddaughter, with whom she experiences a divide when a handsome scriptwriter begins paying more attention to the once-famous actress than her love-smitten grandchild, who begins hatching plans to turn the tables, as you do, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Odyssey imprint. This was originally published in 1928 by Geoffrey Bles. This is erroneously filed as an “historical romance” (it was contemporary at the time it was written, and has simply aged by nearly 90 years) and “inspirational” as well as under plain old “literary”, so YMMV about whether or not there's an HEA in this (from the blurb, it doesn't really sound like it, but I could be wrong :shrug:). Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* The roaring twenties… When it comes to the theatre, Lisa Huleatt is a force to be reckoned with: proud, talented, impulsive... and she gets it all from her grandmother, Alice. Alice was a famous actress, once upon a time, but now that her heart’s too weak, it’s Lisa who must take care of her. Lisa and Alice orbit each other like bright, twin stars. But when Valentine Taureaux arrives he will set the two of them on a collision course and Lisa will transform from doting granddaughter to jealous child. Lisa is determined to win Valentine over, at any cost, and she thinks she’s found a way. If she can get Valentine’s script seen by a famous producer like Maurice Humbert, Lisa’s knows she’ll get her man. But no matter how hard she tries, her plan is going nowhere and Valentine can’t seem to take his eyes off Alice. Until Maurice asks Lisa a question that changes everything... Duel in the Dark is a tale of love and vanity that walks a tightrope between comedy and tragedy.

Free (Kindle) Paytime for a Good Man by Joseph McGraw [Robbery Gone Wrong Western]

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:15:39 GMT

*Paytime For A Good Man* by Joseph McGraw (Fantastic Fiction ( is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, this one the tale of a man experiencing hard times after a string of bad luck signing on to the dubious get rich quick scheme of an old friend who has fallen in with bandits whom he plans to backstab in the moneybags, as you do, only to find that neither money nor friendship may be as easy to keep ahold of afterwards, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 2011 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line, credited as by Joseph John McGraw. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* Goodness isn’t always its own reward… For a time, Todd Coulter’s life was good and simple. Putting the war behind him, he married Sarah and together, they built themselves a working ranch. But tragedy strikes when Todd’s young son is bitten by a rattlesnake and dies. And then not long after, Sarah falls ill. Todd tries to get the good Doctor Halbern from the local town of Clanton, but when they return, it’s too late. Sarah is dead. His neighbour Mick Murphy once told him that bad luck comes in threes, and for Todd, that’s exactly right. His third stroke of bad luck comes in the form of a storm, which destroys his ranch, killing all the steers and scaring any living ones away. It’s all too much for Todd, but with all three times of bad luck out the way, maybe his life will be on the up… And just like that, his old friend Hollis Clarke shows up in Clanton. They were army buddies in the war; despite not having seen each other in years, they feel as close as ever. And it’s not coincidence that Hollis has shown up – he’s needs a friend he can trust for something that, if all goes to plan, will make them rich men. After the war, Hollis worked for the Mexican bandit, Escobar; fed up of doing the man’s dirty work, Hollis wants to backstab the bandit where it hurts; his money. In the past, Todd would have said no to such a dirty scheme but not now. As far as Todd is concerned, he’s got nothing to lose. And more importantly, the world owes him something; this is his payment for all the pain in his life. However, it seems that bad luck doesn’t stop at three times. They get the money, but Hollis is shot and Escobar is hot on their trail. And Hollis knows all too well Escobar isn’t one to give up when money’s involved. And it’s not only Escobar that the money affects... Can Todd trust his old friend not to run off with all the money? A suspenseful and thrilling Western, Paytime For A Good Man is a classic tale of money, greed and paranoia.

Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo) The Sandcastle Sister [Xtian Family Secrets Drama w/Romance]

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:47:21 GMT

*The Sandcastle Sister* by Christy Award-winning author Lisa Wingate is a tie-in novella at the #2.5 mark to her Carolina Chronicles series of contemporary literary/women's fiction centred around family and sisterhood, this one with f/m romantic elements, centred around a woman with commitment issues experiencing cold feet about her unexpected engagement who, alongside her sister, uncovers a secret about her mother's side of the family which may change everything, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Tyndale House. According to the customer reviews, this takes place after the events of the series novel The Story Keeper, and is like an interlude to that book. We've previously received two other novellas in this series, The Seaglass Sisters ( and The Tidewater Sisters ( Currently free, probably until the end of the month @ B&N (, Amazon ( & Kobo ( & iTunes ( (all available to Canadians), and also ChristianBook ( (ADE-DRM ePub hypothetically available worldwide, if they ever get around to allowing downloads for the freebies again). May also be free @ Google Play ( in the US. *Description* *An Outer Banks Novella* I want to be like this stretch of freshly cleared shore. At times I think, I'm ready. Let the waves wash over me. But then I catch myself running from the tide just before it happens . . . New York editor Jen Gibbs knew when she bought Evan Hall's next blockbuster book, it would change her career. She didn't know it would change her life. But after being sent along on the European book tour, at Evan's request, she has made a promise she's not sure she can keep--she's crossed professional lines and accepted Evan's surprising engagement proposal. Now she's scared to death. In Jen's family, marriage represents the death of every dream a woman holds for herself. Can the revelation of her mother's long-held secret open the doors to Jen's future and change her beliefs about life and love?

Open Road price drops to $0.99

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:55:44 GMT

There seem to be a big number of price drops of Open Road Media titles to $0.99 at Amazon US. I haven't really had time to check this out, and have to leave for work now, but here are a few authors I spotted at least one book from (I'm a mystery reader, so mostly mysteries): Brett Halliday Patricia Wentworth Mike McAlary Sparkle Hayter Ted Wood Howard Fast (EV Cunningham) Jane Dentinger Dorothy L Sayers Howard Engel Lawrence Durrell Dorothy Salisbury Davis J Robert Janes This is, of course, not as good as the Open Road freebies right before the holidays last year, but I spotted some titles (like a bunch of Brett Halliday/Mike Shayne and J Robert Janes) that weren't included in that sale. Here are a few links for Open Road, although Open Road is sort of hard to search for, and at $0.99, the sale titles get mixed up with Open Road's vast collection of PD titles, and also the genre specifications can be pretty random. romance:*&node=158566011&price=99-99 mystery:*&node=157305011&price=99-99 non-fic:*&node=157325011&price=99-99

Free (Kindle/Kobo/DRM-free) Cliffhanger [Uxoricidal Literary Crime Planning Comedy]

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00:57 GMT

*Cliffhanger* by T. J. Middleton, a pseudonym for author Tim Binding (British Council Literature (, is the 1st novel in his Cliffhanger series of black comedy literary crime thrillers exploring the slightly demented psyche of middle England via wacky crime hijinx, this one the tale of a man planning to murder his wife (second one we've gotten this week, although technically this one has been free for a while now), but initially failing to succeed despite his best efforts, which are further complicated by the eccentricities of his nosy neighbours, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Ipso Books. Currently free (and DRM-free) @ Amazon ( & Kobo ( (both available to Canadians) If you are interested, you can read an interview with the author ( about the writing of this book over at The Guardian, and apparently there is a Cliffhanger: the Other Text “unedited” version also available from publisher Picador (, which has an alternative ending, among other things, which is apparently one of the topics of the interview (may contain spoilers). *Description* Al Greenwood has decided to kill his wife, and he’s planned the perfect murder. But things don’t turn out quite the way he hoped and Al finds himself committing more crimes to cover his tracks. Seen through the eyes of the totally despicable yet strangely likeable Al, Cliffhanger is a black comedy at its most thrilling, taking the reader on a hilarious ride through middle England and the murderous psyche. T.J. Middleton is a unique and exciting voice, full of biting wit. Sharp, original and hugely entertaining, this is crime writing at its bizarre best. Cliffhanger is the first in T.J. Middleton's Cliffhanger series. The second, Fish Tale, is available now.

Free (Kindle) Retribution at Black Gap by John Russell Fearn [Town Takeover Western]

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:44:52 GMT

*Retribution at Black Gap* by the late British author John Russell Fearn (ISFDB (, Wikipedia (, SFE ( is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, this one another town takeover story, as a murderous man takes charge of a newly-discovered gold mine by offing the owner, and recruits local labour with the help of assorted ne'erdowells and his reluctant stepson, who of course decides to betray him for the beautiful daughter of an opposing rancher, as you do, only to find that his evil stepfather's control may be harder to overturn, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour's Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 1950 by Scion under the title Bonanza, and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Frank Russell. :cowboy: Also, I hereby point you all to Bob the Angry Flower's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe (, which sadly, the cover designer could have used, even though technically, the proper non-apostrophization of “whose”, a vestigial case form, is not covered by it. :daisy: :furious2: Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive or else program) *Description* Kirk Stebbings is a killer with big ideas… After murdering the owner of a newly discovered gold-mine, he sees his chance to seize control and hit the big-time. Fearless and without mercy, he takes over the ramshackle little town of Black Gap, Arizona. Recruiting local workers to exploit the mine, Stebbings is aided by sundry gun-hawks and – reluctantly – by his young stepson, Hank. But not everyone is going to sit back and watch Stebbings continue his brutal reign. He soon meets opposition from local rancher and preacher Bill Westlake, and rival saloon owner Rex Carbine. Westlake vows to smash Stebbings’ golden grip over the territory, restoring peace, law and order to the land. But as their campaign to undermine Stebbings gets underway, they are met with violent and murderous reprisals. Upon meeting the beautiful young Ruth Westlake, Hank abandons his evil stepfather and decides to join Westlake in the mission to take down Stebbings. But Stebbings is a man who will stop at nothing to keep his tight hold on control. And with the local sheriff and townspeople under his command, are Westlake and his family fighting a losing battle? A classic tale of the American West, the fight between good and evil plays out in Retribution at Black Gap, but who will triumph?