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Audible credits on Ebay - legit?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:09:57 GMT

I stumbled into a ton of people selling Audible gift cards on Ebay. Looks like $2 a book, which seems like a steal. Are these legit? Anyone bought before?



Free (Kindle) Project Jove by John Glasby [Space Discovery Mystery Science Fiction]

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:17:04 GMT

*Project Jove* by the late British prolific multi-genre author John Glasby (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?6996), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glasby), obituary at The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8766379/John-Glasby.html)) is his standalone space exploration science fiction novel with mystery elements, set on a scientific base on Jupiter where a Senator becomes convinced that the director of the base is hiding the truth of their discoveries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was originally published in 1971 by Ace Books as part of their Ace Double series, paired with Kenneth Bulmer's The Hunters of Jundagai. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Project-Jove-John-Glasby-ebook/dp/B01HBBBTN2/) (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 imprint) *Description* To Boldly Go… In the near future, Jove Mission establishes a scientific base on the tempestuous surface of Jupiter, led by Norbert Donner and the enigmatic Director Stanton. Manned by machines and a fleet of remote-controlled exploratory ships known as Flies, Jove is at the frontier of mankind’s ambitions. Their mission: to explore the galaxy and the planets within it for precious resources and to uncover unknown mysteries. Soon, their progress quickens. But could Stanton be hiding the truth of their discoveries? Senator Clinton Durant, convinced Stanton is hiding something on Jove, races to Jupiter to seek answers. He knows that not all is as it seems with Project Jove… What danger will Durant face? Will he survive Jupiter, or fail and be lost to oblivion? Project Jove is a gripping science fiction mystery set in and around the nigh-unexplored area of Jupiter.



Free (Kindle) Coffin Canyon by Mason Macrae [Ex-Criminal Identity Theft Western]

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:12:20 GMT

*Coffin Canyon* by Mason Macrae, a pseudonym for the late James L. Rubel, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, starring a ex-convict who exits his prison sentence determined to start a straight-shooting life, only to find the past catching up with him as someone steals his old criminal moniker to commit new crimes, whom he finds himself hired by the sheriff to hunt down, dead or alive, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 1959 by Collins. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Coffin-Canyon-Mason-Macrae-ebook/dp/B01I1CRN6W/) (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 imprint) *Description* The most dangerous man in the west is back… Jeff Moore has spent the past five years in prison for his crimes. Nicknamed “The Cougar Kid,” Jeff earned his reputation as a sharp-shooter and a ruthless criminal. But following his release from prison, all he wants to do is bury his past and start again. Only trouble is, someone won’t let it stay buried. Somebody is going around calling themselves “The Cougar Kid”. So when the Governor of Arizona appoints Jeff to the position of Marshall and tasks him with bringing the culprit in, dead or alive, Jeff doesn’t hesitate. But he soon realises that this will be the most dangerous and exciting mission of his life. It’s a job that will take all his courage, strength and might even take his life. But Jeff doesn’t have time to stop and think about it – there’s a pretty girl involved for starters, two of them in fact. On his desperate hunt for the person who stole his name and reputation, Jeff soon finds himself backed into a tight spot. In this action-packed and fast-paced novel, Mason Macrae gives us a hero that won’t back down and a tale to remember. The perfect read for Louis L'Amour fans.



Free (Kindle) The Gold Bonanza by John Russell Fearn [Prospector Kidnap Western]

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:05:48 GMT

*The Gold Bonanza* by the late prolific multi-genre British author John Russell Fearn (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?465), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Russell_Fearn), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/fearn_john_russell)) is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, this story set in Arizona and centred around an old prospector who finds a secret mine full of Aztec gold, which immediately makes him the target of ambitious types who kidnap him to reveal its location, while a saloon singer friend grown suspicious of his sudden disappearance tries to mount a rescue squad, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This was originally published in 1950 by Scion under the title Aztec Gold, and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Thornton Ayre. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Bonanza-John-Russell-Fearn-ebook/dp/B01N3UBJL3/) (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 imprint) *Description* A secret worth killing for… Old prospector Dusty Morgan had never given up hope that one day, he’ll find his long-sought after gold bonanza. So far, all the gold he’s got is a handful of dust from weeks of sifting rivers. But whilst trekking through Arizona, near to the town of Hell’s Acre, his luck finally changes. He quite literally falls into a genuine gold mine. Dusty knows he can’t just tell anyone about his find, but he figures that Val Kent is probably the only person he can trust with his secret, Miss Val Kent works her days as a singer at Hell’s Acre’s only saloon, The Last Frontier. Having grown jaded and looking for a way out of town, when Dusty shows her a chunk of gold, she’s eager to know the mine’s whereabouts. Drew Carson, owner of The Last Frontier, immediately suspects something’s up. Managing to cause the old wanderer to reveal his secret, he kidnaps the old man in a desperate bid to keep him from talking. What’s more – someone else saw Dusty and the gold. Maninza, a rancher and Aztec Indian, wants to claim the gold she sees as her rightful ancestral property. If she waits for the right moment, Maninza can swoop in and get Dusty to spill the beans on the gold mine before Carson and his gunhawks can. Like Carson, all she has to do is be patient. Meanwhile, suspecting that Carson has taken her old friend, Val ropes in the help of a homesteader, Rod Gayland and his foreman, the portly Bill Tandrill. Fond of Val, Rod tries to keep her safe but even she can’t escape the bloody mess that ensues… Can he and Bill find Dusty before its too late? Full of action and twists and turns, The Gold Bonanza is a thrilling Western about the notions of loyalty, greed and love.



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Better Than Perfect [Second Chance Baseball Romance]

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:50:43 GMT

*Better Than Perfect* by Kristina Mathews is the 1st novel in her More Than A Game series of f/m contemporary sports romance, this one a second chance reunion romance tale between a baseball star who made it big, and the director of the youth baseball camp which he intends to promote, who turns out to be an old flame to whom he has a complicated attachment, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington's Lyrical Press imprint. Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/better-than-perfect-kristina-mathews/1118912159?ean=9781616505288), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Better-Than-Perfect-More-Game-ebook/dp/B00IT6IC0W/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/better-than-perfect-7) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/better-than-perfect/id963023949?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kristina_Mathews_Better_Than_Perfect?id=JZ78AgAAQBAJ) & eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/1947382/better-than-perfect/mathews-kristina/) (all available to Canadians) *Description* The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he's met on the field. Pitcher Johnny "The Monk" Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can't forget. . .the woman who made him a "monk." Alice Harrison's three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she's ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son. With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they'll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love. CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes 83,204 Words



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) Breathe [Xtian 1880s Family Migration Drama w/Romance]

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:43:47 GMT

*Breathe: A Novel of Colorado* by Lisa T. Bergren is the 1st novel in her The Homeward Trilogy set of historical family saga drama novels with f/m romantic elements starring three siblings from Philadelphia sent out west by their wealthy businessman father to escape a tuberculosis epidemic and start new lives and finding danger and adventure along the way, as you do, this one focusing on the sister who happens to have consumption settling into a sanatorium which seems to be doing her good, even as her brother and sister run into other troubles with assorted townsfolk, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook. This has previously been offered free in 2011 (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141197), back when affiliate links were still allowed on the forum. Currently free, probably just for the next couple of days @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathe-lisa-t-bergren/1100570534?ean=9781434700292), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Novel-Homeward-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B005NHTTMU/) (new ASIN, available to Canadians & in the UK) & Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/breathe-a-novel) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/breathe/id518558688?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lisa_T_Bergren_Breathe?id=a2YhVoDQEBEC) (all available to Canadians) & ChristianBook (https://www.christianbook.com/breathe-ebook-lisa-bergren/9781434700292/pd/14007EB?event=eBooks|1000449) (DRM-free ePub theoretically available to selected countries including Canada if they ever get around to allowing downloads of the freebies again; until then, online and in-app reading only), and possibly other venues listed on the publisher's catalogue page (http://www.dccebooks.com/products/breathe), where you can watch the book's video trailer. *Description* Embark on this western epic in Book One of the Homeward Trilogy. It's Colorado, 1883. A publishing heiress is on the brink of life and death. Her beautiful younger sister is called to the forbidden stage. Her brother and troubled guardian is raging inside. A veiled treasure map leads to a hidden silver mine while a threatening villain hovers in the shadows. And a hero is bent on saving his bride. Just BREATHE.



Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:55:07 GMT

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer $1.99 Kindle, Kobo, Google (US stores, not sure about other countries) https://play.google.com/store/books/details/William_Knoedelseder_Bitter_Brew?id=Aeu3UYUtLokC https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Brew-Anheuser-Busch-Americas-Kings-ebook/dp/B007HBY1GO https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bitter-brew



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo) An Unexpected Wish [Regency Wish-Fulfillment Romance]

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:03:42 GMT

*An Unexpected Wish* by Eileen Richards is the 1st novel in her A Lady's Wish series of f/m historical romance which appear vaguely Regency based on the cover art and seem to be centred on someone making a wish on “the fabled Fairy Steps” (no other paranormal elements mentioned in the reviews), this installment starring a plain, impoverished spinster providing for her sisters, who as a result finds herself suddenly surrounded by a slew of romantic suitors except the one she really wants, of course, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington's Lyrical Press imprint. NB: this one is apparently on the steamy side, according to one of the complaints in the customer reviews about seeing more sexy scenes than they were expecting from a sweet romance. YMMV. Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-unexpected-wish-eileen-richards/1121191839?ean=9781601834430), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Wish-Ladys-ebook/dp/B00TE7FBRC/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/an-unexpected-wish) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/an-unexpected-wish/id979048819?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Eileen_Richards_An_Unexpected_Wish?id=mnKWBgAAQBAJ) & eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/1947187/an-unexpected-wish/richards-eileen/) (all available to Canadians) If you happen to like this and wish to read more, it looks like the rest of the series so far are discounted to just 99 cents as part of some Kensington sale. *Description* LOVE IS IN THE AIR Anne Townsend doesn’t ask for much. Plain and poor, she’d settle for the funds to put food on the table. Making a wish on the fabled Fairy Steps is hardly a solid solution, but to see her two sisters taken care of, Anne’s willing to try anything. Yet when she finds herself suddenly surrounded with suitors, romance is now a possibility for the spinster everyone always ignored—except with the one man who will never want her… Nathaniel Matthews has no time for courting. As the eldest, he has his family’s lost fortune to rebuild, and his reckless brother to manage before he gambles his future away. Odd that Nathaniel can think of little but kissing bright-eyed Anne, who seems to be fighting off admirers from all sides. Is it the country air, or is Nathaniel ready to discover that love has a magic all its own?



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo) Kelly's Chance [Xtian 1890s Aspiring Artist Romance]

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:46:11 GMT

*Kelly's Chance* by Wanda L. Brunstetter is the 1st novel in her Brides of LeHigh Canal series of f/m historical romance set in a canal town in Pennsylvania in the 1890s, this installment starring a young woman of artistic ambitions who dreads the prospect of a marriage like her repressive parents' and longs to start an art gallery filled with her own work, and the local shopkeeper suitor who must convince her that he wants to support her dreams, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Barbour. We've previously received the 2nd-in-series as a freebie as well: Betsy's Return (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276429) Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kellys-chance-wanda-e-brunstetter/1100404200?ean=9781630585167), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Kellys-Chance-Brides-Lehigh-Canal-ebook/dp/B00KHE1VMK/) & Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kelly-s-chance-1) (neither available to Canadians) & ChristianBook (https://www.christianbook.com/kellys-chance-ebook-wanda-brunstetter/9781630585167/pd/65500EB?event=eBooks|1000449) (DRM-free ePub theoretically available to selected countries including Canada if they ever get around to allowing downloads of the freebies again; until then, online and in-app reading only). May also be free @ Google Play in the US, which sometimes has titles which don't appear in the Canadian catalogue. *Description* Join Kelly McGregor as she drives her overbearing father’s mules along Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Canal. Despite the daily drudge, she dreams of one day owning an art gallery where her own drawings and paintings are on display. But these dreams don’t include marriage. . .not after seeing what her father has done to her mother. How then can Mike Cooper, a general store owner, make her realize he is different than her father and wants to support her artistic talent? Will Kelly learn that dreams can walk hand in hand with a love created by God?



Free (Kindle) Praying the Attributes of God: Guide to Worship [Xtian Devotional]

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:33:36 GMT

*Praying the Attributes of God: Guide to Personal Worship Through Prayer* by Rosemary Jensen, with a foreword by David F. Wells, is her standalone devotional about Exactly What It Says In The Title, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Praying-Attributes-God-Personal-Worship-ebook/dp/B002R81CCS/) (available to Canadians & in the UK). Price-drop-check linkage for Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rosemary_Jensen_Praying_the_Attributes_of_God?id=NDj6gTVuOqsC), where sometimes these also go free in the US. *Description* The former director of Bible Study Fellowship offers thirty-one prayer devotions designed to direct thoughtful meditation and prayer through an understanding of the character of God.



The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:52:45 GMT

The Deeper Meaning of Liff (https://www.amazon.com/Deeper-Meaning-Liff-Dictionary-Yet-But-ebook/dp/B000FCK2QA): A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to Be $4.99 -- not as cheap as I would like, but the cheapest since eReaderIQ has been tracking it in 2012 and I've been waiting on it. Does the sensation of *Tingrith*(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone *Ahenny*(2)? Can you deal with a *Naugatuck*(3) without causing a *Toronto*(4)? Will you suffer from *Kettering*(5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic *lacunae*(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of *recycling*(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of *Great Wakering*(8) 1—The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings. 2—The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves. 3—A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off the corners. 4—Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we can’t put on the cover. 5—The marks left on your bottom and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair. 6—God knows what this means 7—For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago. 8—Look it up yourself.



Free (nook) The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones [YA Hidden Heritage Urban Portal Fantasy]

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:45:39 GMT

*The Faerie Path* by Frewin Jones, a pseudonym for prolific British YA fantasy author Allan Frewin Jones (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?78605)), is the 1st novel in his Faerie Path series of YA hidden heritage portal fantasy split between the modern mortal world of London and the secret world of Faerie as a young woman discovers that she is a centuries-lost princess, this installment setting up her return to court as her former fiancée finally locates her, only to find herself torn between her two worlds even as she must relearn her old life and face a threat to Faerie, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins' HarperTeen imprint. This is B&N's featured Free Fridays selection for the weekend and seems to be exclusive to them. Incidentally, I advise you not to look up the synopses for future installments of the series, which contain significant spoilers for what would seem to be important plot twists in this one. That said, it looks like the obligatory love triangle subplot gets resolved pretty quickly and the rest of the series is about the princess finding her footing and having problem-solving adventures. Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/faerie-path-frewin-jones/1101091514?ean=9780061973918). Price-drop-check linkage for Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Faerie-Path-Frewin-Jones-ebook/dp/B00139XT00/), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-faerie-path) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-faerie-path/id360624273?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Frewin_Jones_The_Faerie_Path?id=XHMtAVD-jVUC), if you're feeling optimistic. *Description* Swept away into a court of magic and beauty, she discovers she is Tania, the lost princess of Faerie: the youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania. Since Tania's mysterious disappearance on the eve of her wedding five hundred years before, Faerie has been sunk in darkness and gloom. The courtly Lord Gabriel Drake, who Tania was once to marry, has found her and brought her back. With Tania's return, Faerie comes alive again as a land of winged children, glittering balls, and fantastic delights. But Tania can't forget Anita's world, or the boy she loved there. Torn between two loves and between two worlds, Tania slowly comes to discover why she disappeared so long ago. She possesses a singular magical ability and she must use it to stop a sinister plan that threatens the entire world of Faerie.



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo) Stars in the Grass [Xtian 1970s Coming of Age Literary Novel]

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:38:38 GMT

*Stars in the Grass* by Ann Marie Stewart is her standalone historical coming-of-age literary fiction novel set in a small town during the 1970s, exploring the aftermath of a tragedy from a 9-year old girl's point of view as she sees how it affects the various members of her family in assorted ways, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Barbour's Shiloh Run Press imprint. Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stars-in-the-grass-ann-marie-stewart/1123887428?ean=9781634099523), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Stars-Grass-Ann-Marie-Stewart-ebook/dp/B01LY35FTJ/) (available to Canadians) & Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stars-in-the-grass) (neither available to Canadians) & ChristianBook (https://www.christianbook.com/stars-in-the-grass-ebook/ann-stewart/9781634099523/pd/88893EB?event=eBooks|1000449) (DRM-free ePub theoretically available to selected countries including Canada if they ever get around to allowing downloads of the freebies again; until then, online and in-app reading only). May also be free @ Google Play in the US, where Barbour have books which don't show up for Canadians. *Description* “The summer before I turned ten was idyllic—until August 3, 1970. It perfectly describes a time when I thought the world was safe and good things lasted forever..." Nine-year-old Abby McAndrews has just experienced her greatest loss, and in its wake, her family is unraveling with guilt, grief, and anger. Her father, Reverend McAndrews, cannot return to the pulpit because he has more questions than answers. Her older brother Matt’s actions speak louder than the words he needs to confess, as he acts out in dangerous ways. Her mother tries to hold her grieving family together, but when Abby’s dad refuses to move on, the family is at a crossroads. Stars in the Grass, set in a small Midwestern town in 1970, is an uplifting novel that explores a family’s relationships and resiliency. Abby’s heartbreaking remembrances are balanced by humor and nostalgia as her family struggles with—and ultimately celebrates—life after loss.



Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo) Controlled Explosions [1990s Northern Ireland Mystery Short]

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:36:59 GMT

*Controlled Explosions* by Claire McGowan is a short story in her Paula Maguire series of mystery/crime thrillers starring the eponymous forensic psychologist in Northern Ireland, this one providing some backstory in the form of an early tale set during her schoolgirl days, as she finds herself becoming a target after her policeman father is injured while on the hunt for a bomber, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline. Currently free, apparently on a long-term series-introductory basis @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/controlled-explosions-claire-mcgowan/1122272036?ean=9781472228307), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Controlled-Explosions-Paula-Maguire-Short-ebook/dp/B00XUPPVSI/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/controlled-explosions-a-paula-maguire-short-story-1) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/controlled-explosions-a-paula-maguire-short-story/id996104659?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Claire_McGowan_Controlled_Explosions_A_Paula_Magui?id=LLRvCQAAQBAJ) & eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/2054468/controlled-explosions-a-paula-maguire-short-story/mcgowan-claire/) (all available to Canadians) *Description* Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist on the Irish border, returns as a teenager in this exclusive digital short story from Claire McGowan, proclaimed by Ken Bruen as 'Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell'. 1998 and future forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is still in school, being taunted by bullies. In particular one girl, whose family has paramilitary links, is calling her a rat. Even though Paula might not know why her mother went missing five years before, she's sure she's no traitor's daughter. But words are nothing compared to what her policeman father, PJ, is dealing with. The hot summer is simmering with violence and the entire force is focused on finding a bomber leaving devices on the routes of Orange parades. When PJ is injured at the scene of a crime, Paula is shocked to find herself next in the perpetrator's crosshairs. The threats at school don't feel so empty now, but what connection could there be? As the possibility of first love appears, will Paula be able to find out in time to save herself and follow her heart?



Free (DRM-free) The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson [Epic Artifact War Fantasy]

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:13:13 GMT

*The Way of Kings* by bestselling author Brandon Sanderson (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?32726), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Sanderson), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/sanderson_brandon)) is the 1st novel in his The Stormlight Archive sub-series of epic high fantasy set in the broader universe of Cosmere, this one apparently set some centuries after the fall of a mystic order whose influence still remains in the form of powerful artifacts, with this installment focusing on persons embroiled in yet another war over said artifacts and apparently various hints that the accepted ancient history was not all it seemed and the truth about the order and roots of the wars remains yet to be uncovered, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books. This is a special flash giveaway for just 48 hours, meant to promote the upcoming 3rd-in-series which is expected later this year, and hat tip to fellow MR member septentrion for alerting us that it was upcoming in the SF/Fantasy megathread (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3493467#post3493467). :hatsoff: Currently free, just until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 24th directly @ the publisher's special promo page (http://giveaway.tor.com/) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi officially available only to Canada & the US in return for newsletter signup with valid email address; you will receive a link in your email which you must validate to download the files, which are large due to all the images; approx 18 mb for the ePub and 36 mb for the mobi), and you can read more about the offer on their announcement blogpost here (http://www.tor.com/2017/03/20/march-2017-free-download-way-of-kings/). *Description* From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the[...]