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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:26:06 GMT*The Cult Candidate* by Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Monaco (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?5181)) is his vintage standalone science fiction technothriller, set in a near-future dystopia where a consciousness-raising cult claiming to develop the psychic abilities of ESP is rising in influence, even as a plucky journalist and his friend dig into the real truth of their power, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from its 1982 edition originally out from Sphere. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Cult-Candidate-Richard-Monaco-ebook/dp/B01LYG515G/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cult-Candidate-Richard-Monaco-ebook/dp/B01LYG515G/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* The Star Organization has recently entered the scene, and gains new followers by the minute. The society claims to want to bring people to a higher level by having them acknowledge their spiritual power, working to help each other see energy on a higher plane. Tom Clenaire, a journalist for a major network, smells something fishy. He enlists the help of his old flames new partner, Frank Conan, who is independently studying how to reach new planes of free consciousness. Leader of the Star Organization, William Starman, is a seemingly unassuming man. But his fervor in the science of ESP, and his nerve-wracking control of the power, doesnt sit right with Tom. Those in power see only the potential influence it gives them. But as Frank and Tom dig deeper in the organization, increasingly disturbing patterns become clear. Starman is waiting for his time to come the time when he will replace the weakness, confusion and doubt of democracy with absolute tyranny. Because he has unlocked the ultimate weapon: the power of the human will to reduce the whole world to total, slavish submission In the past they called it magic. Now it is called science, or even enlightenment. It is the force that moves people against reason, masses against the laws of nature an unstoppable, breeding evil The Cult Candidate is a dystopian work of classic science fiction. Elements of Huxley and Orwell inhabit Monacos work, as he explores the potential for humankind to subjugate itself to the will of a higher power be it godly or even one of its own.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:42:40 GMThttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/amazon-powerfast-usb-power-adapter-black/4576510.p Couldn't get a better deal than that :) Bought it Sunday, got it Wednesday. Great!
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:31:08 GMT*Temporarily Yours* by Diane Alberts is the 1st novel in her Shillings Agency series of f/m contemporary romance apparently involving the employees of some sort of private bodyguard/deniable special ops outfit, this installment a fake dating one where in the aftermath of a steamy encounter, a newly-met stats whiz and an ex-marine agree to pretend to be a couple so that the former won't be embarrassed by the absence of her fictitious boyfriend at her sister's wedding, and find their temporary strangers-with-benefits arrangement leading to something more, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan's Entangled line's Brazen imprint. Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/temporarily-yours-diane-alberts/1118048800?ean=9781622664757), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Yours-Shillings-Agency-Book-ebook/dp/B00HTJJST4/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Temporarily-Yours-Shillings-Agency-Book-ebook/dp/B00HTJJST4/)), Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/temporarily-yours-entangled-brazen) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Diane_Alberts_Temporarily_Yours?id=gjiSAgAAQBAJ) (both available to Canadians). Price-drop-check linkage for iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/temporarily-yours/id796038931?mt=11) & eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/1597538/temporarily-yours/alberts-diane/), where Macmillan freebies often also show up. *Description* This marine's the perfect hoax...if she doesn't fall for him first. Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla's en route to her sister's wedding--without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that's all it takes for Kayla's inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock... Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn't expecting to land in it himself--and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla's predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he's heading overseas soon...and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness? It's the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it--and Cooper--in the process...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:42:07 GMT*The Marshal of Blazing Gulch* by the late prolific multi-genre British author Denis Hughes (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?6962), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/hughes_denis)), is his vintage standalone western historical action novel, starring a wandering newcomer who gets caught in the midst of an escalating feud between two formerly friendly ranchers now turned deadly enemies, and is appointed town marshal by the locals in the hopes of ending the dispute once and for all, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint, who are e-printing it from its 1958 edition originally out from publisher Herbert Jenkins using the Ken Kester pseudonym. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Marshal-Blazing-Gulch-Hughes-Denis-ebook/dp/B01LXV2RXS/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marshal-Blazing-Gulch-Hughes-Denis-ebook/dp/B01LXV2RXS/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer… Karl Oetzman and Lou Chanley used to be buddies. But Oetzman blames Chanley for the death of his brother and since then, they have been battling for control of Blazing Gulch. Now, the feud is threatening to turn into all out war, with neither of the two hombres, or the strong-minded women by their side, are willing to back down. When Texan Rusty McCade arrives in town he is offered work by both sides. But McCade has no interest in their feud and, despite his expert gun-wielding skills, he only wants peace for Blazing Gulch. He may be old and approaching retirement, but the town Marshal is determined to minimise bloodshed and keep the two gangs from all out warfare. But when he falls victim to an attack by a group of merciless boarder bandits, Tindall personally requests that McCade takes over his badge. Despite his doubts, the townspeople vote in favour of the Texan becoming their new Marshal and so he must find a way to stop the fighting once and for all. But when McCade's old nemesis is hired by Oetzman, the risk of death becomes even greater, and McCade’s own life is suddenly in grave danger. Will the Texan be able to make the two old ranchers see sense? Or will Blazing Gulch be ripped apart by the senseless feuding? Only McCade, the new Marshal of Blazing Gulch, can save the town from itself. With action and adventure from the start, Marshal of the Blazing Gulch is a classic western, reminiscent of Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:38:01 GMT*Ghoul* by New Zealander author Marc Alexander (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?4160), SFE (http://sf-encyclopedia.uk/fe.php?nm=alexander_marc)) is his vintage standalone horror adventure thriller novel, involving an archaeological expedition in a fictitious Middle Eastern country gone terribly wrong as they inadvertently awaken terrible things best left undisturbed and must survive long enough to make their way out of a tomb turned deathtrap, as you do, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from 1980 edition originally out from Hamlyn using his Mark Ronson pseudonym. NB: the customer reviews liken this to a James Bond-style action thriller, only with a horror twist, if that sort of Indiana Jones/Allan Quatermain-ish style of pulp adventure is your thing. :skull: :whip: Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Ghoul-Marc-Alexander-ebook/dp/B01L64VUXO/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghoul-Marc-Alexander-ebook/dp/B01L64VUXO/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* A gruesome horror lurks in the dark… Twenty-five centuries after its entrance was sealed, an ancient tomb in the fearsome Valley of the Jinn has been uncovered by an earthquake. Soon afterwards a nearby graveyard is desecrated, and horribly mauled bodies are found. The mutilation is assumed to be the work of wild beasts, and no one dreams that the archaeologists opening the tomb are moving into terrible danger. But they will soon learn how wrong they are… Lurking in the maze of tunnels and caves is a foul creature whose evil has survived for thousands of years, its age-old hunger newly awakened. Only a legendary piece of treasure has the power to protect them… Will they make it out of the tomb alive? Or will the Ghoul add more corpses to its tomb of dead trophies? Ghoul is a gripping horror novel, a fast paced adventure filled with ancient mysteries and terrifying discoveries. It was previously published under the pseudonym Mark Ronson.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:16:57 GMT*Proof* by Jordyn Redwood is the 1st novel in her Bloodlines Trilogy of medical crime thrillers, this installment a forensic one where a physician attempts to gather sufficient proof to convict her rapist after DNA testing clears him as a suspect (incidentally, I'm just going to mention that DNA evidence or the lack thereof is not incontrovertible as TV shows would like you to believe, and is subject to contamination, misprocessing, false positives and negatives, etc., and it's a shoddy case which makes it the sole linchpin for evaluating a suspect and I certainly hope the author, whose bio-blurb says that she is an ER and ICU nurse, took that into account), free courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. This has previously been offered free in 2012. NB: apparently, this story is a heavily "inspirational" one which may contain conversion and hinted-miracle elements, according to the customer reviews. YMMV on whether you like that sort of thing. :devil: :pray: Currently free, probably just for one day @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/proof-jordyn-redwood/1107870341?ean=9780825488672), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Proof-Bloodlines-Triology-Bloodline-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00860Z55Q/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proof-Bloodlines-Triology-Bloodline-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00860Z55Q/)) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jordyn_Redwood_Proof?id=uqJNqbZLqZYC) (available to Canadians) *Description* Dr. Lilly Reeves is a young, accomplished ER physician with her whole life ahead of her. But that life instantly changes when she becomes the fifth victim of a serial rapist. Believing it’s the only way to recover her reputation and secure peace for herself, Lilly sets out to find--and punish--her assailant. Sporting a mysterious tattoo and unusually colored eyes, the rapist should be easy to identify. He even leaves what police would consider solid evidence. But when Lilly believes she has found him, DNA testing clears him as a suspect. How can she prove he is guilty if science says he is not?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:00:20 GMT*Life Creative: Inspiration for Today's Renaissance Mom* by Wendy Speake & Kelli Stuart is is their inspirational self-help guide for encouraging artistic and hobbyist mothers to manage a balance between taking care of their families and pursuing their own creative endeavours, free courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-creative-wendy-speake/1123489823?ean=9780825486791), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Life-Creative-Wendy-Speake-ebook/dp/B01LFY36A0/) (geo-restricted to US-only). Price-drop-check linkage for Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Wendy_Speake_Life_Creative?id=6kX7DAAAQBAJ), where sometimes these also go free in the US. *Description* A celebration of motherhood, creativity, and the faith that binds them In our Pinterest age of handcrafted children's parties, artistic Instagram photos, tutorials for renovating old furniture into new treasures, and blogs filled with poetry, prose, and other creative expression, it is clear that a brand-new generation of creative women is rising up. It is a renaissance born not in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs but in kitchens and nurseries and living rooms around the world. But when Christian women become mothers, they often feel expected to lay down their creative pursuits in order to properly parent. Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart know that struggle. While they acknowledge that some seasons of mothering require setting artistic pursuits aside, they also argue that these seasons don't have to last until empty nest time. Instead, mothers with creative gifts are called to actively use them in order to bless their families, their communities, and everyone they encounter. Inspiring and encouraging, Life Creative celebrates the ways mothers can live their art in the midst of their mothering. They tell the stories of women such as author and speaker Angie Smith, recording artist Ellie Holcomb, and jewelry designer Lisa Leonard who do just that. By following God's leading to embrace His gifts, renaissance moms can model the joy of obedience for their families.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:48:08 GMT*Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families* by Ann Kroeker is is her de-stressing lifestyle advice guide, geared especially towards families, free courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook. This has previously been offered free in 2013. Currently free, probably just for the next couple of days @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-so-fast-ann-kroeker/1015387047?ean=9781434700421), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Not-So-Fast-Slow-Down-Solutions-ebook/dp/B005SJ1AHK/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-So-Fast-Slow-Down-Solutions-ebook/dp/B005SJ1AHK/)), iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/not-so-fast/id561577778?mt=11) & Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/not-so-fast-slow-down-solutions-for-frenzied-families) (both available to Canadians), ChristianBook (http://www.christianbook.com/not-so-fast-ebook-ann-kroeker/9781434700421/pd/13687EB?event=eBooks|1000449) (DRM-free ePub available to selected countries, if they get around to offering downloads for the freebies again), and might also be free at other retailers listed on the publisher's webcatalogue page (http://www.dccebooks.com/products/not-so-fast). Price-drop-check linkage for Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ann_Kroeker_Not_So_Fast?id=mZeDSZJe54gC), where sometimes these things also go free, but apparently not this time around in Canada. *Description* We're raising our kids in a high-speed, high-pressured, 24/7 world. Pushing children to get ahead, we cram everything possible into our days to maximize their chance at success. We're overloaded, overextended, overcommitted, and over-caffeinated. And we're paying a price: Our relationships are anemic; our health, in jeopardy. Half-awake and half-hearted, we can't sustain this pace. But how can we possibly downshift without missing out? Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families explores the jarring effects of our over committed culture and offers refreshing alternatives. Author Ann Kroeker relates her own story of how embracing a slower everyday pace resulted in a more meaningful family and spiritual life. Practical ideas and insight will spark creativity and personal reflection. Plus, ponder real-life stories from parents who chucked the high-speed lifestyle and reaped the rewards of richer relationships. Not So Fast offers hope that families struggling with hurried hearts and frantic souls can discover the rejuvenating power of an unrushed life.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:15:29 GMT*Murder on the Minneapolis* by Anita Davison is the 1st novel in her Flora Maguire series of turn-of-the-century historical murder mysteries starring the eponymous British governess, this installment setting up her first case as she accompanies her charge back to England from New York upon the titular transatlantic ocean liner where murder and romance stalk the decks (personally, I suspect that any suspicious love interest named Bunny is probably secretly a killer rabbit straight out of Monty Python :bunny:), free courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus' Aria digital-first imprint for newer authors and reprinting bestselling self-pubs. Currently free @ Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Minneapolis-mystery-Maguire-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01HQ6ZT5G/) (not available in the usual other countries when I spot-check assorted regional stores). Price-drop-check linkage for iTunes UK (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/murder-on-the-minneapolis/id1131571597?mt=11), Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-gb/ebook/murder-on-the-minneapolis-4), Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anita_Davison_Murder_on_the_Minneapolis?id=F9CQDAAAQBAJ), if you're feeling optimistic. *Description* NEW YORK 1900. A thrilling, historical, murder mystery on-board the maiden voyage of the S.S. Minneapolis featuring series character Flora Maguire. For fans of Downton Abbey Young governess Flora Maguire is on her way home from America on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Minneapolis with her young charge Eddy, Viscount Trent, when she discovers a dead body. Unconvinced when the death is pronounced an accident, Flora starts asking questions, but following threats, a near drowning and a second murder, the hunt is on for a killer. Time is running out as the Minneapolis approaches the English coast. Will Flora be able to protect Eddy, as well as herself, and uncover the identity of the murderer? Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more? Can’t wait for the next instalment for Flora Maguire? MURDER AT CLEEVE ABBEY is released on the 1st December 2016 – Pre-Order it Now - 9781786690821.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:04:02 GMT*Christmas at the Dog & Duck* by Jill Steeples is the 1st novel in her Dog and Duck series of humorously heartwarming chick-lit/women's fiction novels with f/m romantic comedy elements starring the future landlady of the eponymous soon-to-be-renovated pub, this installment a festive one setting her up with being downsized from her city accountancy job to return to a supposedly simpler life in her home village, which a cast of the obligatory quirky locals proceed to complicate, just in time for the holidays, free courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus' Aria digital-first imprint for newer authors and reprinting bestselling self-pubs. Currently free @ Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Dog-Duck-ebook/dp/B01IRP3X08/) (not available in the usual other countries when I spot-check assorted regional stores). Price-drop-check linkage for iTunes UK (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/christmas-at-the-dog-duck/id1136337627?mt=11), Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/christmas-at-the-dog-duck), Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jill_Steeples_Christmas_at_the_Dog_Duck?id=axe4DAAAQBAJ), if you're feeling optimistic. *Description* (I like how they helpfully give you explicit ISBN info for buying the next book) A perfect, feel-good romantic novel to curl up with this Christmas. A story of new beginnings, love and friendship. Perfect for the fans of Jenny Colgan and Lucy Diamond. Ellie Browne has left behind her high-flying job in London to return to the charming Buckinghamshire village of Little Leyton. Working shifts at The Dog and Duck and running her own doggy-day-care business, Ellie’s looking for a much simpler way of life and a good old fashioned Christmas. But Little Leyton’s landscape is changing; Johnny Tay, Ellie’s ex, wants to pick up where they left off; sultry property developer Max Golding, has moved into the village and is ruffling feathers; and rumour has it that the pub, which holds a special place in Ellie’s heart, might be sold. Suddenly, life’s looking a whole lot more complicated... Can Ellie juggle her emotions and commitments in time to celebrate Christmas? There’s never a dull moment in the life of Ellie Browne ... pre-order Summer at The Dog & Duck now: search 9781786691798.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:30:53 GMT*Escaping the Vampire: Desperate for the Immortal Hero* by Kimberly Powers is her pop-culture icon-examining guide cum derived life lessons aimed especially at teenagers, concentrating on the Twilight franchise (incidentally written by a Mormon and apparently mirroring a lot of Mormon cultural practices, which is like, faith-adjacent or so I've heard), free courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook. This has previously been offered free in 2013. Currently free, probably just for the next couple of days @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/escaping-the-vampire-kimberly-powers/1111262571?ean=9781434700728), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Vampire-Desperate-Immortal-Hero-ebook/dp/B00969GAJG/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escaping-Vampire-Desperate-Immortal-Hero-ebook/dp/B00969GAJG/)), iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/escaping-the-vampire/id559836020?mt=11) & Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/escaping-the-vampire-desperate-for-the-immortal-hero) (both available to Canadians), ChristianBook (http://www.christianbook.com/escaping-vampire-desperate-immortal-new-edition/kimberly-powers/9781434700728/pd/32969EB?event=eBooks|1000449) (DRM-free ePub available to selected countries, if they ever get around to reinstating downloadability for the freebies again), and might also be free at other retailers listed on the publisher's webcatalogue page (http://www.dccebooks.com/products/escaping-the-vampire), where you can watch the book's video trailer. Price-drop-check linkage for Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kimberly_Powers_Escaping_the_Vampire?id=EbLdDe9_Ma0C), where these things often also go free, but apparently not in Canada this time around. *Description* Since 2005, the wildly popular Twilight saga has sold more than 42 million copies20 million in 2008 alonewith translations into 37 different languages around the globe. Millions of teen girls are fanatical about these books. Vampire lit is hot. But why is that? Kimberly Powers knows that at the core of every young woman's heart is a longing to be truly, madly, deeply loved. And that's what's so compelling about the Bella / Edward storythe fantasy of a hero who is eternally attracted, fiercely protective, and passionately committed. Powers taps into this, using the vampire allusion to help girls explore what it is about the story that has captured their hearts. Weaving vampire lore with biblical truths and real-life stories, she helps girls move beyond the fantasy to discovery of the true Lover of their soul.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:34:44 GMT*Six-Gun Serenade* by Mason Macrae, a pseudonym for the late James L. Rubel (who incidentally has had a film based on one of his novels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Medico_of_Painted_Springs)), is his vintage western historical action adventure novel, starring a man who returns to his hometown, only to find it under siege by nesters (who are apparently the western historical equivalent of squatters), attempting to settle upon and claim land already claimed by the local ranchers, and just to make his life more complicated, his spurned ward plans to sell up her half of their ranch after he rejects her advances, turning to his nesting archenemy for further revenge, as you do, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint, who are e-printing it from its Collins Clear-Type Press edition originally out in 1953. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Six-Gun-Serenade-Mason-Macrae-ebook/dp/B01KO1QSXM/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Six-Gun-Serenade-Mason-Macrae-ebook/dp/B01KO1QSXM/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Would you fight for what’s rightfully yours… Jim Finch hasn’t seen his hometown, Featherville, for a year – and a lot has changed in that time. Nesters have been pouring into the valley, settling on ranches and claiming them as their own. That’s where the trouble begun. The nesters are getting bolder every day, but the ranchers intend to defend the land they own – whatever it takes. Finch’s path crosses with that of Sam Broadner, a threatening and greedy man, desperate to seize control of the land. But that’s not the only problem Finch has on his hands. His young ward, Sheila, is left heartbroken when she declares her true feelings for Finch and is rebuffed. Devastated, Sheila sets about selling her half of the Seven Up ranch in a deliberate move to ruin Finch and satisfy her desire for revenge. Taking things a step further, she agrees to marry Finch’s arch-enemy, Felderman. Can Finch stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life? Can he claim the land that is rightfully his, whilst preventing Broadner’s bloodthirsty plans? A tense story of murder, ruthless violence and no-holds-barred vengeance that meets an epic conclusion in Six-Gun Serenade. The perfect western adventure for fans of the classic Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:02:35 GMT*The Next Together* by Lauren James (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?217668)) is the 1st novel in her Next Together series of YA sci-fi historical timeslip/time travel novels with strong f/m romantic elements, starring a perpetually reincarnated young couple who are tasked with mysterious missions before being tragically torn apart until their next lives, this installment the 1st part of a duology and the one telling their tale in a partially epistolary style, as from the 21st century future they look back upon their past encounters in historical records of the 17th century onwards and try to figure it all out, free courtesy of publisher Walker Books. This was the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store and is apparently being promoted in conjunction with the recent release of the 2nd novel which wraps the duology up. This one actually looks pretty nifty from the opening chapter sample, and the customer reviews say it tends more to science-y than romance-y. Currently free @ Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Next-Together-Lauren-James-ebook/dp/B00X5HR3WS/) & iTunes UK (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-next-together/id992068230?mt=11) & Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/the-next-together) (available to the UK, and also EU, Oceania, South America, and Japan when I spot-checked) A 1940s-set killer-thwarting mystery short story in the series, taking place at top-secret WWII codebreaking centre Bletchley Park (of Alan Turing & Enigma machine fame), is also free on a long-term introductory basis: Another Together @ Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Together-Next-short-story-ebook/dp/B01GEBTDWE/) & iTunes UK (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/another-together-next-together/id1119112607?mt=11) & Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/another-together-a-next-together-short-story) (available in the same regions as above) *Description* A powerful and epic debut novel about fate and the timelessness of first love. Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times can you lose the person you love? For Matthew and Katherine it is again and again, over and over, century after century. But why do they keep coming back? How many times must they die to save the world? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:00:21 GMT*The Empire Princess Omnibus* by Graham Diamond (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?2127), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Diamond)) is an omnibus containing all four novels in his Adventures of the Empire Princess quartet of vintage throne-reclaiming epic fantasy starring the titular Princess Stacy, as she embarks on adventure quests to defeat enemies and gain allies in her fight to restore her usurped realm, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing them from their original paperback editions originally out from Playboy Press in the the late 70s. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Princess-Omnibus-Books-1-4-ebook/dp/B01LWNHGUV/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Princess-Omnibus-Books-1-4-ebook/dp/B01LWNHGUV/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) We've previously received a few standalones in the series free, but it's a real treat to have them all offered to us in one package. :celebrate: *Description* For the first time ever, The Empire Princess Omnibus collects four beloved fantasy novels from bestselling author Graham Diamond The Empire Princess Omnibus includes: Lady of the Haven, the gripping first instalment in the Haven quadrilogy. Beautiful, daring Anastasia, known as Stacy, is of noble birth. But she discarded a life of suitors and servants to live in the lush forest of the Haven. Embracing her adventurous nature, she suddenly leaves her life in the Haven to set out on a dangerous journey. But soon, as she arrives at the besieged ancient city of Satra, Stacy must employ all of her training in the Haven if she is to survive and save the lives of her companions. Dungeons of Kuba Their land is in peril. Power has been snatched from the hands of the Empire Princess by the maniacal Sigried. The Empires great fleet had set sail in search of a legendary treasure island, Kuba, leaving the Haven unprotected. A portentous vision meant the fleet had been tricked by a treacherous enemy to force Stacy, the Empire Princess, to confront her sometime friend and now arch-enemy Sigried in the faraway and mysterious land of Kuba, a dark and forbidding place. Darkness awaits her, but she must lead her people to victory if she is able to overcome her tyrannical foe. The Falcon of Eden The Falcon of Eden is a revered relic of the Russak nation, a bejeweled golden statue that has been lost for centuries. Stacy, the Lady of the Haven and Princess of the Empire, needs the Russaks as allies. To gain their cooperation, she is forced into a quest for their legendary bird. But Stacy and her small band of intrepid balloonists do not realize how far their sky journey will lead: to a strange fantasy civilization at the top of the world The Beasts of Hades From the tranquil forests of the Haven, a small and gentle rabbit brings a message. The peace of the empire is now threatened by vicious creatures, maddened with blood-lust. And in their violent wake, there is an unearthly creature: not animal, not man. With her trusted wolf at her side, and the small rabbit as a guide, Stacy the Empire Princess begins a hellish descent far beneath the forest. In a subterranean world of fire and brimstone lives the true enemy. The Empire Princess Omnibus is an action-packed fantasy collection taking you deep into the lush and dangerous world of the Haven.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:59:09 GMT*Vampyrrhic Rites* by multiple British Fantasy Award-winning author Simon Clark (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1369), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Clark_(novelist))) is the 2nd novel in his Vampyrrhic series of vampire horror thrillers set in North England, this installment a Yorkshire Moors-based one where a young man from a small village searches for a friend suddenly gone missing, only to find him terribly changed, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from 2003 edition originally out from Hodder & Stoughton. ISFDB says this was a nominee for the BFA's August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel back in the day. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Vampyrrhic-Rites-Simon-Clark-ebook/dp/B015A2Z4IA/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vampyrrhic-Rites-Simon-Clark-ebook/dp/B015A2Z4IA/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Lazarus deep is a lake that sits like a blot of darkness in the valley. Eighteen-year-old Dylan Adams is on the verge of leaving his hometown for a life in the big city, but his plans are dramatically changed when his old school friend Luke Spencer goes missing. A search finds nothing. All anyone knows is that he was last seen at Lazarus Deep. Then, in the dead of night, Dylan's old friend comes calling. But hes not the same boy that everyone once knew. The strangest eyes, the lingering whispers messages sent through the night once more David Leppington, Bernice Mochardi and Electra Charnwood are drawn together to face the vampiric creatures that are Nosferatu: the undead. The desolate North Yorkshire Moors have held their secret for more than a thousand years. Now it is the turn of Lazarus Deep. Vampyrrhic Rites is the follow-up to Simon Clarks ceaselessly terrifying novel Vampyrrhic. It is a chilling horror-thriller that brings the well-known terror of vampires to the hitherto unspoiled lands of Northern England.