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Free (nook/Kindle/ePub) Your Marriage, God's Mission [Xtian Relationship Advice]

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:44:01 GMT

*Your Marriage, God's Mission: Discovering Your Spiritual Purpose Together* by Cliff & Penny A. Bragg is their inspirational relationship advice guide for couples, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ B&N (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/your-marriage-gods-mission-clint-bragg/1125623325?ean=9780825487002) & Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Marriage-Mission-Clint-Penny-Bragg-ebook/dp/B072LWGJDF/) (available to Canadians & in the UK) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Clint_Bragg_Your_Marriage_God_s_Mission?id=P04xDwAAQBAJ) (available to Canadians) null *Description* Discover the unique mission God has for each marriage--and how to achieve it There are countless marriage books telling couples how to be married--but where are the ones teaching them how to seek and serve God together? Clint and Penny Bragg believe that, just as every individual has a calling from God, every marriage has a specific mission. In Your Marriage, God's Mission, the Braggs demonstrate how to discover that mission by discovering more of Him. In this weekly guide for couples, the authors help couples begin a spiritual journey over an extended period of time. Readers will learn to engage together by writing a joint marriage mission statement. They'll examine the seven pillars of marriage, learn to safeguard their relationship from division, and awaken to the need for humility and servant leadership in all facets of their marriage. The Braggs help readers to implement innovative ideas to deepen the intimacy in their relationship and to recognize how God's mission unfolds over time. Informal and practical, with stories from hard-won experience and links to videos of the authors and other couples teaching the content, this book is a fresh look at how couples can learn to intentionally seek God and encounter Him together.



Free (Kindle) Project Oceanus by Alan David [Sci-Fi Deadly Experiment Technothriller]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:55:05 GMT

*Project Oceanus* by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?116971), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rowland_donald_s)) is his vintage standalone science fiction technothriller, this one set a couple of centuries in the future, where damage to the Earth means that everyone is looking towards the oceans for their salvation, and plucky researchers attempt to perfect thus-far dangerously experimental tech that will enable humans to breathe underwater, despite the terrible cost of continuing to test it, even as nefarious forces seek to exploit the invention for their own purposes, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was originally published in 1975 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line using the pseudonym Mark Suffling. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Project-Oceanus-Alan-David-ebook/dp/B01F8XTOXC/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Time is running out… 2275. Earth’s natural resources are almost exhausted. Doctor Paul Dexter and Professor Quantock are attempting to perfect the gillpack, a method which will enable men to take oxygen into the bloodstream directly from the sea instead of needing apparatus for breathing underwater. So far their experiments have proved disastrous and two issues need to be faced: the colossal number of casualties incurred in the name of science and the prospect of an even larger scale experiment to bring an end to the matter once and for all. Who will be recruited to die? The strain soon infiltrates the entire organisation behind the experiments and one senior member goes to lethal lengths to prove that the experiment is not entirely doomed. Has one man just signed his own death warrant? In the midst of time restraints and suspicions surrounding devotion to their cause, they are harried by Javier Zelig, a minister of the Superior Committee who is intent upon securing world power and planning to use the invention for more sinister operations. Dexter is an idealist, and Quantock is aware that sea farming and Marine Agriculture are the only means of saving the world from certain extinction. They work tirelessly to achieve their ends despite increasing daunting restrictions. What follows is a race against time, against the evil greed of Man… Someone is passing information around and loyalty is becoming sparse. Their time is almost up… Project Oceanus is a gripping sci fi novel of humankind’s last ditch attempt to save themselves from total annihilation. It was previously published under the pseudonym Mark Suffling.



Free (Kindle) Space Probe by Alan David [Sci-Fi Business vs Pirates Space Opera]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:47:36 GMT

*Space Probe* by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?116971), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rowland_donald_s)) is his vintage standalone science fiction space opera novel, this one pitting a plucky freight company employee against space pirates preying upon starships, as he and the obligatory also plucky companion work to discover a mole leaking secret information and put an end to the pirates' depredations, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was originally published in 1974 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line using the pseudonym Graham Garner. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Space-Probe-Alan-David-ebook/dp/B01FWDMRBO/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* This means war… Philo Burke works tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of many of the universe’s largest starships. Across billions of lightyears and star systems he navigates their safe voyages. But that is about to change. Notorious space pirate Vado Preston is wreaking havoc on the galaxy. Kane Zanthar Starfrieght Company, Philo’s employer, has been having trouble with the dictatorial pirate and his gang. An even bigger problem emerges – from within the company, Preston is learning secret intelligence vital to his pirate cause. There is a mole… Philo, acting as one of Kane Zanthar Starfreight Company’s finest, and his companion Theola must find the leak and put a stop to the pirates once and for all. They won’t give in. They won’t relent. But they both know that this is the hardest case they will ever encounter. Will they succeed? Or will the galaxy be doomed to total domination? Space Probe is a thrilling sci fi space opera from a master of the genre. It was originally published under the pseudonym Graham Garner.



Free (Kindle) Bleak Valley by Neil Webb [Locals vs Newcomers Land Dispute Western]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:41:52 GMT

*Bleak Valley* by Neil Webb, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?116971), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rowland_donald_s)) is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, this one the tale of a property dispute as a couple seeking an idyllic life pick the wrong spot to settle in, encountering death threats which escalate when the unfriendly locals discover that the valley's previous owner has legally left the entire thing to the very strangers they've been trying to drive away, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 1973 by Robert Hale. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Bleak-Valley-Neil-Webb-ebook/dp/B072Q215DC/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* When Steve Hart and his wife Mary leave Texas, they look forward to an idyllic life in Bleak Valley. The locals, however, have other ideas. Wary of strangers and put out that the range they covet is being snatched away from under their feet, they make it their mission to kick the Harts out of Bleak Valley. Their plan seems to be working when death threats nearly scare Steve and Mary away. That is, until it’s uncovered the entire valley was left to them by the previous owner, and they reason they can’t not settle there now. All too soon, though, shooting breaks out and further threats are made. Murder lingers in the air, and the future seems bleak. It’ll take straight shooting and strong nerves if Hart wants to come out on top. Gambling their lives and future, he perseveres for what is rightfully his until the very end in this gripping Western.



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Served Cold [Second Chance Reunion Revenge Romance]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:38:06 GMT

*Served Cold* by Marie Harte (Fantastic Fiction (https://www.ffadultsonly.com/h/marie-harte/)) is the 1st novel in her Best Revenge series of steamy f/m contemporary romance apparently involving people getting into relationships in order to get back at the other party for previous romantic slights, as you do, this one a second chance reunion romance whose airing of grievances is rooted in an unceremonious ditching by the heroine's first high school boyfriend, who falls back in love nevertheless, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan's Entangled: Brazen imprint. Currently free @ B&N (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/served-cold-marie-harte/1119847209?ean=9781640633827), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Served-Cold-Revenge-Marie-Harte-ebook/dp/B076PBX5BP/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/served-cold-9) & Google Play (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/served-cold/id1299757569?mt=11) & iTunes (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Marie_Harte_Served_Cold?id=h_86DwAAQBAJ) & eBooks.com (https://www.ebooks.com/95893848/served-cold/harte-marie/) (all available to Canadians) *Description* Ann Weaver knows getting ditched by Jack Bloom back in high school was for the best. He may have been her first, but she’s twenty-nine now and way over him. When a night out with friends—and a couple of glasses of wine—starts them all talking about regrets, Ann decides it’s time to confront the past. Luckily, hers has recently moved back to town, and he looks just as good as ever. There’s something different about Jack, though. He’s funny, kind, and amazing in bed—but he’s also sweeter than she remembers. Soon Ann starts to forget she’s in it for revenge. Jack is older and wiser now, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes for a chance at a future with very grown-up, gorgeous Ann. But once Jack learns about her motive for rekindling their romance, he has to decide if love can push through the lie.



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Stark Naked [Awkward Meeting Modern Western Romance]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:36:00 GMT

*Stark Naked* by Desiree Holt (Fantastic Fiction (https://www.fantasticfiction.com/h/desiree-holt/)) is the 1st novella in her Naked Cowboys series of f/m contemporary western romance apparently centred around the members of the Stark family, this one featuring an awkward Meet Cute between a woman visiting a college friend's family ranch in Texas, and the friend's obligatory hot brother, who strives to convince her not to let that first impression get in the way of their potentially getting together, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan's Entangled: Select Contemporary imprint. NB: Apparently despite the suggestive series titling, these are merely steamy and fall under the aegis of Entangled's “regular” contemporary imprint rather than whatever they call the more erotic one. YMMV. Currently free @ B&N (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stark-naked-desiree-holt/1105099597?ean=9781640630697), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Stark-Naked-Cowboys-Desiree-Holt-ebook/dp/B076PKBL18/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/stark-naked-1) & Google Play (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/stark-naked/id1299748926?mt=11) & iTunes (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Desiree_Holt_Stark_Naked?id=bf86DwAAQBAJ) & eBooks.com (https://www.ebooks.com/95893847/stark-naked/holt-desiree/) (all available to Canadians) *Description* Reenie Davenport is making a fresh start, and her first stop is her old college friend Amy’s family ranch in Texas, where she bumps into Amy’s very sexy, very naked, and very drunk brother. She tries to keep her distance from him, especially after he shows up at her door the next morning wearing a killer smile and asking her not to let first impressions ruin what could be a whole lot of fun as they get to know each other. Matt Stark quickly realizes none of his usual lines will work on Reenie, which only adds to his desire to get her to lower her defenses around him and let him convince her not all men are out to break hearts. Sweet talking her into lunch is only the beginning of what Matt has planned.



Free (Kindle) Granada Window by Marguerite Steen [Vintage Spain Cultural Travelogue]

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:31:08 GMT

*Granada Window* by the late English author Marguerite Steen (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_Steen)), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage cultural history cum travelogue memoir of Spain, a country she would later settle in, which combines a look at its literature, history, and heritage alongside a tour of the region of Andalusia, sprinkling in her own experiences encountering the Andalusian people during her travels, and observations of cultural differences between Britain and Spain, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Odyssey imprint. This was originally published in 1949 by The Falcon Press. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Granada-Window-Marguerite-Steen-ebook/dp/B01N686K8K/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* “Happy the reader who makes his first acquaintance of the immortal history of Don Quijote de la Mancha in the country which gave it birth.” And so begins Marguerite Steen’s compelling and personal account of Spain, the country she would later adopt as her own. Starting with an insightful examination of Spain’s greatest literary figure, Cervantes, and his enduring classic Don Quixote, Steen explores the uniqueness of Spain’s cultural heritage, from its classic literature to the historical legacy of the Moorish rule. Grenada Window also takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Spanish region of Andalusia, painting a unique portrait of the Andalusian provinces of Granada and Seville. Here, Steen describes, in intimate detail, her own experiences with the Andalusian peoples and reflects on the cultural differences between Britain and Spain. From vivid scenes of bullfighting and flamenco to powerful descriptions of the Andalusian landscape, Grenada Window is a remarkable belle-lettre and historical account of one writer’s enduring love affair with Spain.



Free (Kindle) Rhodes: The Race for Africa [19th C South Africa Politician Biography]

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:23:46 GMT

*Rhodes: The Race for Africa* by India-born English author Antony Thomas (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Thomas)), a documentary filmmaker and television presenter who was raised in South Africa, is his biography of the controversial 19th century British imperialist businessman and politician (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes); also incidentally the dubious protagonist of this month's Phoenix Pick Press Free Book of the Month offering (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291772)), following his life from earlier years as an immigrant cotton farmer to South Africa, to his rise to power and lasting impact upon the eventual nation, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. This was originally published in 1996 by BBC Books, and was apparently part-researched during the making of a documentary for them. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Rhodes-Antony-Thomas-ebook/dp/B0153NR0GU/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* ‘My ‘special relationship’ with Cecil Rhodes dates back to the late 1940s, when, as a small child growing up in Cape Town, I would be taken by my grandparents to the botanical gardens in the city centre to spend a few reverential moments before the statue of Cecil Rhodes.’ So begins Anthony Thomas in a personal but objective account of a modern tragedy. Today the only monuments to the man are the scholarships awarded at Oxford University that bear his name and a civic centre in Bishop’s Stortford, the place of his birth. Thomas was prompted to work on his eight-part BBC documentary by African events in 1980, when the new nation of Zimbabwe was formed out of Southern Rhodesia, sixteen years after Zambia had reverted to its new name from Northern Rhodesia. The show aired in the months after Nelson Mandela, to whom the book is dedicated, was elected President of South Africa. Thomas outlines a life of a man who drew Britain into her most bloody conflict in the years between Waterloo and the First World War. Having arrived in South Africa in his teenage years as a cotton farmer, Cecil Rhodes soon founded a set of diamond mines by exploiting the discovery of natural resources. In 1880 Rhodes created De Beers, a company which monopolised the global diamond market. He followed this by profiting from the natural resources in gold, realising that South Africa had to sell their labour to its colonialists. After a brief period studying at Oxford, where he suffered a heart attack, he returned to Southern Africa and dealt with illegal diamond buying, falling share prices, smallpox, sabotage and matters of business. Communication was improved with the introduction of telegraph facilities, which relayed messages around South Africa and back to England. While in England Rhodes had been heavily influenced by new political thought, and stood for Parliament, establishing himself in Cape Town as Prime Minister of the region. He also appointed intermediaries in the manner of a skilled diplomat and politician, whose lives Thomas also details. There was also the infamous time when his own man, Jameson, launched his own raid on locals. Rhodes had originally set about dealing peacefully and in war with chiefs, rulers and Portuguese claimants of African land. Controversially, Rhodes had set in motion most of the elements which led to the apartheid regimes of the twentieth century, passing laws restricting voting rights and education to segregate the people. This clouds judgement on his brilliant career, which came to an end at the time of the Boer War, aged 48, in 1902.



Free (Kindle/Kobo/iTunes UK) Butchers of Berlin by Chris Petit [WWII Germany Mystery]

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:39:48 GMT

*The Butchers of Berlin* by English author Chris Petit (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Petit)) is the 1st novel in his Schlegel & Morgen series of historical murder mystery/crime thrillers set in Germany during WWII, this one pairing up a man who normally investigates financial crimes with an SS officer to solve a string of murders which become ever more mysterious as he delves deeper into whatever is going on, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK. This is the featured Free Book of the Week selection in the iTunes UK store and is being made free to promote the upcoming 2nd in series, Pale Horse Riding, due this week, and has apparently been praised by Alan Moore of comic books fame, who also wrote a flattering review in The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/03/chris-petit-the-psalm-killer-rereading-alan-moore) for one of the author's previous thrillers. Currently free @ Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Butchers-Berlin-Chris-Petit-ebook/dp/B013PJVKFG/), iTunes UK (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-butchers-of-berlin/id1029192922?mt=11), Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Chris_Petit_The_Butchers_of_Berlin?id=zrhVCgAAQBAJ), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-butchers-of-berlin) (available to the UK only when I spot-checked assorted regional stores, YMMV) *Description* Berlin 1943. August Schlegel lives in a world full of questions with no easy answers. Why is he being called out on a homicide case when he works in financial crimes? Why did the old Jewish soldier with an Iron Cross shoot the block warden in the eye then put a bullet through his own head? Why does Schlegel persist with the case when no one cares because the Jews are all being shipped out anyway? And why should Eiko Morgen, wearing the dreaded black uniform of the SS, turn up and say he has been assigned to work with him? Corpses, dressed with fake money, bodies flayed beyond recognition: are these routine murders committed out of rage or is someone trying to tell them something ...



Free (Kindle) The Debate Continues by Marjorie Bowen [20th C Author Autobiography]

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:36:56 GMT

*The Debate Continues: Being the Autobiography of Marjorie Bowen* by the late English author Marjorie Bowen (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Bowen)), a prolific multi-genre novelist who wrote under many other pseudonyms during the early mid-20th century and had several works adapted to film, is her vintage autobiography, detailing her early life and troubled family relationships as well as her attempts at self-education, subsequent writing influences and career decisions, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. This was originally published in 1939 by William Heinemann Ltd, and The Independent featured her in one of their “Forgetten Authors” articles (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/forgotten-author-no22-marjorie-bowen-1546021.html), if you're interested. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Debate-Continues-Being-Autobiography-Marjorie-ebook/dp/B01ERJSXWG/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* When she first published The Viper of Milan in 1906, Margaret Campbell was just 16 years old. No one, least of all Campbell, her family or their friends could have imagined that it would go on to be as successful as it was. She went on to write over 150 works in her career, including historical romances and supernatural horror stories, as well as popular history books and biographies. The Debate Continues is her autobiography, acknowledging her most well-known pseudonym: Marjorie Bowen. It spans elements of her personal life such as her childhood spent in poverty, her complex relationships with her family as well as her two marriages, before reaching the present, 1938 at the time of writing. It also serves as an excellent reflection of the difficulties faced by women writers in the early twentieth century and explains how she came to publish so many works in genres where she believed she was unable to truly fulfil her potential. Born to affluent parents who had squandered their wealth, Campbell and her sister grew up in poverty, moving addresses every few months to various different parts of London and occasionally the countryside. Campbell’s alcoholic father left when she was still very young and she spent much of her early life being held at a distance by her playwright mother. She spent much time among her mother’s bohemian theatre set who she despised, withdrawing instead into her own isolated world of writing. She describes herself as neither pretty nor charming and as such was continuously discouraged by her mother and her theatre friends. Being from a family who could not afford to fund studies, Campbell was primarily self-educated and even when her first novel was published to measurable success; many doubted she had written it herself. This autobiography explores in depth the relationship between poverty and familial dependence. Her mother who had all but ignored her throughout childhood went on to resent her success, while still expecting her to be the family’s sole financial provider. Even after marrying and having children of her own, Campbell was still providing for her mother, sister and various members of the theatre set. These memoirs capture the desperation of a family living in poverty and the great lengths Campbell went to in order to prevent them ever returning to that state.



Free (Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Scared to Death [Cop vs Serial Kidnapper Police Procedural]

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:32:51 GMT

*Scared to Death* by Australia-resident UK author Rachel Amphlett (Fantastic Fiction (https://www.fantasticfiction.com/a/rachel-amphlett/)) is the 1st novel in her Detective Kay Hunter series of police procedural crime thrillers, this one pitting her against an apparent serial kidnapper who may escalate into something more, free for a limited time courtesy of Australian small publisher Saxon Publishing. This was last week's Free Book of the Week selection in the iTunes UK store and is apparently still free and offered worldwide. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Scared-Death-Detective-Hunter-thriller-ebook/dp/B01N9DS5NG/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/scared-to-death-detective-kay-hunter-crime-thriller-series-book-1) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/scared-to-death/id1161280698?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_Amphlett_Scared_to_Death?id=fHonDwAAQBAJ), (all available to Canadians) *Description* "If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully." When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession. When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised. With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life. For the killer, the game has only just begun... Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…



Free (Kindle) Cosmic Banditos by A. C. Weisbecker [SFnal Quantum Physics Comedy]

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:19:10 GMT

*Cosmic Banditos* by A. C. Weisbecker (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?4402), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Weisbecker)) his standalone comedic speculative literary fiction sfnal adventure novel which was apparently a cult classic back in the day, featuring a zany romp through quantum physics concepts via the perspective of former drug-smugglers turned muggers who thereby unexpectedly acquire a visiting tourist Professor's physics texts and postcards from his daughter, leading them on a strange journey (which may include time travel, if the categories are accurate) of self-discovery to track the owners down and argue their newly-acquired theories of relativity, as you do, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was originally published in 1986 by Vintage Books and was later reprinted by New American Library in 2001 as a revised New Edition with a retrospective introduction, which is what Endeavour is reprinting for us now. :2thumbsup Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Banditos-Classic-C-Weisbecker-ebook/dp/B018F2AE0K/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Cosmic banditos: a contrabandista’s quest for the meaning of life. Mr. Quark is a down-on-his-luck pot smuggler hiding out in the mountains of Colombia with his dog, High Pockets, and a small band of banditos led by the irascible but intensely loyal José. Only months before, these three and their fearless associates were rolling in millions in cash and high-grade marijuana, eluding prosecution on “ridiculously false” drug and terrorism charges. But times have quickly grown lean, and to liven up their exile, José decides to mug a family of American tourists. Among the spoils are physics texts, belonging to a Professor who works at the University of California and postcards written by his daughter Tina. Mr Quark starts to read about Quantum Theory and Time Travel whilst forming a unique perspective on Tina’s love life. He sets off on a wide-ranging quest, trying to track her down by any means possible. What follows is a sidesplitting, boisterous adventure north to California, involving Operation Looney Tune, destiny, friendship and a pilot named Flash who insists on flying at low altitude. When Quark miraculously arrives in California he confronts the owner of the books with his own theories on relativity, the nature of the universe, and looking for the meaning of life in all the wrong places... Cosmic Banditos is a bestselling and beloved novel featuring quantum physics, frolics and fun from renowned author A. C. Weisbecker.



Free (Kindle) The Prayer Machine by Christopher Hodder-Williams [SF Technothriller]

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:09:41 GMT

*The Prayer Machine* by the late British author Christopher Hodder-Williams (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1715), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hodder_Williams), obituary at The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-christopher-hodder-williams-1620609.html)) is his vintage standalone science fiction technothriller apparently exploring mental health issues, starring a man undergoing psychotic experiences due to schizophrenia, who turns to potentially devastating experiments with the physical world to quell the tormenting voices within, which may not be so much a mark of madness, but instead of terrible understanding of where the future will lead, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was originally published in 1976 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and was later reprinted by St. Martin's Press. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Machine-Christopher-Hodder-Williams-ebook/dp/B01ARPJL48/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Neil Prentice dares to try to turn the universe inside out, driven by forces he barely comprehends. There is such terror in his mind that he drives down to Norton — a modern scientific complex in the West Country — to rid himself of a tormenting idea and to quell the voices which rage inside him. But the psychiatrists there are violently divided about his condition. Is he someone who really understands the appalling consequences of the genetic engineering being carried on at Norton … does he know, by means of some completely inexplicable process, where the blanket use of antibiotics will lead … or the horrifying consequences of the chance bonding of molecules of plastic and the organic cells of life itself? If he is merely mad, does that explain why there is madness gathering in the dark clouds over Norton? Perhaps most worryingly is the answer to the question: is he the first person ever to pass through a celestial black hole? If so, what they will find on the other side has the ability to shake the very foundations of their world… This is a novel which reveals a link between schizophrenia and metaphysics and takes the reader into the unknown labyrinths of the psychotic’s world. In The Prayer Machine, we go round the Mobius twist to examine secrets which colossal laser-power can penetrate and explain. We travel a road that leads to places we have never been before, nor ever will again.



Free (Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Did I Mention I Love You? [YA Forbidden Romance Drama]

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:11:09 GMT

*Did I Mention I Love You?* by Scottish author Estelle Maskame is the 1st novel in her DIMILY trilogy of acronymic YA f/m contemporary romance/personal drama featuring a gradually building forbidden romance taking the place over the course of a summer (or three), this installment introducing the vacationing heroine to an unsuspected new family extension while staying at her mildly estranged and recently remarried father's California home, and finding sparks fly between herself and the one stepbrother whom it seems she can't stand, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks' Fire imprint. This was originally serialized in installments on Wattpad, where its popularity netted it a publishing offer. If you're interested, here's a Q&A with the author (https://www.list.co.uk/article/72402-q-and-a-estelle-maskame-author-of-the-dimily-series/) about the process of moving this particular book from Wattpad to trad-publishing. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Did-Mention-Love-DIMILY-Book-ebook/dp/B011SPAIUW/) (available to Canadians), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/did-i-mention-i-love-you-1) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/did-i-mention-i-love-you/id1021287872?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Estelle_Maskame_Did_I_Mention_I_Love_You?id=HrUuCgAAQBAJ) (all available to Canadians). Price-drop-check linkage for B&N (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/did-i-mention-i-love-you-estelle-maskame/1124933634?ean=9781492632160), if you're feeling optimistic. Unlikely to cross the pond. Apparently a different UK publisher made the original contract offer and still holds the rights elsewhere. *Description* Love is everything but expected. Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities – what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and three stepbrothers. Eden gets her own room in her dad's fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He's got angry green eyes and ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She's never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pull her into their world of rule-breaking, partying and pier-hanging. And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn't... Did I Mention I Love You? is the addictive first book in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame's DIMILY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak and forbidden romance.



Free (Kindle) Coyote Trail by Burt Kroll [Lawman vs Outlaws County Takeover Western]

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:01:46 GMT

*Coyote Trail* by Burt Kroll, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?116971), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rowland_donald_s)) is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, this one starring a federal lawman coming into clean up a county becoming notorious for an increase in brazen outlaws who whacked his predecessors, taking a new approach with an undercover partner to ferret out criminals suspects and make alliances with the locals, a strategy which may or may not backfire upon him, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 1968 by Robert Hale. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Coyote-Trail-suspenseful-Western-packed-ebook/dp/B075LM79PQ/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Newtown county sure has made a name for itself recently. And not for the right reasons. With reports coming in thick and fast of outlaws and badmen causing havoc among the locals, this town is in desperate need of a clean-up. And federal lawman Kett Dade may be just the man for the job. Two lawmen had recently taken on the very same task, but soon met their grisly fate at the hands of the outlaws and their sixguns within just a few days of arriving at Bright Creek. So what makes Dade think that he can outrun them? For starters, his approach to catching these badmen is a little more tactile. With his pard, Steve Burke, already in the county undercover, Dade must discover the truth whilst protecting his real identity, or risk finding himself buried six feet under next to the lawmen before him who had tried and failed. It doesn’t take long for him to gather a list of criminal suspects. But with so many shootouts happening in one sleepy town, is everyone fighting the same battle? And as he makes new alliances and lets his guard down, is trusting these locals really a good idea? Packed with gunfire and drama, Coyote Trail is a thrilling western adventure from author Burt Kroll.