Action and Adventure

Action and Adventure

Are you looking for explosions, high-speed chases, rappelling down the sides of buildings, and generally everything that Tom Cruise does on a daily basis?  Then we're sure you're dying to get your hands on free and discounted ebooks in the Action and Adventure genre.  You've come to the right place.  All of our Action and Adventure authors that promote their ebooks want you to get their ebooks at the lowest price possible.  Always free or discounted!

 

Definition of "Action and Adventure Genre": You may ask yourself, how does an Action and Adventure ebook differ from a Thriller ebook?  Fair question.  They may seem similar, but the main aspect of an Action and Adventure ebook is the element of consistent physical danger as a main part of the storyline.  So, while our reference to Tom Cruise and, for instance, his Mission Impossible series was slightly tongue-in-cheek, those stories would actually fall into the Action and Adventure genre.  Another important aspect of the Action and Adventure genre is that the pace of the novel using action is actually just as important as character building and setting--which makes the genre differ from others in a significant fashion.

 

Some examples of Action and Adventure bestselling ebooks are James Patterson (most of his Alex Cross novels), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Tom Clancy (most of his Jack Ryan novels), and A.G. Riddle (The Atlantis Gene).  

Windmill Bluff

by Michael Hartnett


“Windmills, ghosts, psychiatric ward, uranium, domestic terrorism—rollicking and deep. Only Michael Hartnett.” –Joe Edd Morris, author of The Lost Page

The old psychiatric tower has been blown to bits, and FBI agents quickly determine that the suspect with the most plausible answers is a brilliant liar: Robbie DeFonte, a young YouTube star whose family chronicles are steeped in the darker history of the sprawling mental facility. A massive wind farm erected around the ruined psychiatric center buildings becomes central to a lurid tale that transports back a century earlier to unearth a legacy of hidden weapons and lost lives.

As Robbie offers his testimony to Agent Chen, he reveals tunnels below the long-abandoned facility, a dead body found down there in a military uniform, and the toxic remnants of large-scale uranium shipments. Through the lives of his grandfather, the Colonel who ran both the psychiatric center and the elaborate munitions depot, and his grandmother, who uncovered many secrets as a young bride, Robbie spins a yarn that takes the reader back to FDR's clandestine programs and pushes ahead to a wind farm fraught with danger and hope.

Windmill Bluff is a masterful tale that mines America’s turbulent past to fuel its blustery future.

 

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To Look Upon The Sun

by Shannon St. Hilaire


In the shadow of pre-WWII Germany, 17-year-old Ilse finds herself alone, pregnant, and penniless—betrayed by her family and thrust into the arms of Lebensborn, the Nazis' secretive program designed to propagate Aryan purity.


Yet, Ilse harbors a perilous secret within the walls of Lebensborn: her unborn child's father is Jewish. Surrounded by the very architects of the regime's sinister vision, she must rely on her cunning, her knowledge of herbs, and her indomitable spirit to hide the truth and keep her child safe.


As the Reich's scrutiny intensifies, Ilse's place within Lebensborn becomes a gilded cage, with each day edging her closer to exposure. Forced to navigate a labyrinth of lies and make unthinkable choices, her journey turns into more than a fight for survival—it becomes a quest for identity, redemption, and defiance that could alter the course of her life forever.


Early Readers are LOVING To Look Upon The Sun:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…The novel still lives in my head, long after having finished it. This story of the WWII Lebensborn program in Nazi Germany is told with 
great care and quiet understatement, creating a narrative tone that is spot on…” –Goodreads review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…This book is a testament to the 
power of resilience, the survival of many under horrific odds, and the determination of some to avoid the Reich's coerced indoctrination. I couldn’t put it down…” –Netgalley Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…The author, Shannon St. Hilaire obviously did her research and crafted a 
gripping WWII story that is both accurate and nearly impossible to put down…” –Goodreads review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…An absolutely 
powerfulthrilling, and haunting story of one woman’s fight… this story rings across time…” –NetGalley review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…Out of her expert historical research, St Hilaire has created an 
extremely personal account of the true horrors of Nazism. To Look Upon the Sun is an outstanding piece of historical fiction.” –Goodreads review

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Nutcracker of Crystalfall: A Fae Nutcracker Retelling (Fae and Crystal Thorns)

by Kay L Moody


A sweeping fae fairy tale retelling filled with adventure, magic, and learning one’s worth. This standalone is an action-packed and heart-warming start to the Fae and Crystal Thorns series.

The annual Christmas party was going just fine... until the trolls showed up. Clara is a young woman who is wickedly good at puzzles, but she also has a secret her parents have shamed her into hiding. The weight of that secret has ruined nearly every happy moment in her life.

At least this year’s Christmas party gets more interesting once a mysterious stranger shows up. He teaches Clara how to crack nuts, wears a soldier’s uniform she’s never seen, and flashes a smile she’ll never forget.

But then a cruel party guest destroys the only gift that matters to Clara. Even worse, trolls appear and try to kill the handsome stranger she only just met. The fight rages into the night. Soon, Clara has to make a choice.

She could finally escape her unloving parents and the dreadful life they have planned for her. It would only take a promise to join an even greater conflict in the magical and dangerous realm of Faerie—a land she previously didn’t know existed.

If she stays home, her happiness will end forever. If she goes to Faerie, a great adventure awaits her…but it might kill her too.

***Note*** This standalone novella takes place in the same world as the Fae and Crystal Thorns series, but it takes place much earlier. Although it is technically a prequel, it can be read at any time throughout the series.

 

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The Strange Case of Guaritori Diolco (World Unbalanced Book 1)

by Bill Hiatt


Coming out of a coma after twenty years, Guaritori--Garth to his friends--discovers that the world he knew no longer exists.


Advanced technology has failed. Magic, which he didn't know even existed, has become much more powerful. Supernatural groups battle for supremacy, forcing human beings to seek shelter wherever they can find it.
Garth's only hope for survival lies with a varied group including a shape-shifter, an alchemist, a tarot card reader, a blacksmith with a flaming sword, and others. But a prophecy foretells that he will bring about the downfall of their leader, the mysterious Ms. M.

Even worse, Garth doesn't know who he really is. When he and Ms. M find out, it looks as if the prophecy is true. The only way for Garth to stay alive is to disprove that prediction. But to do that, he'll need to fight faerie royalty, vampires, ancient gods--and his own worst impulses.

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Traveler, Viator Awakens: A YA Urban Fantasy (Chosen Defender Series Book 1)

by SD Schue


Lucifer’s General has set his sights on her. How will she survive?


As an introvert and talented athlete, Sophie just wants to get through high school without drawing attention to herself. But her plans for a normal life are shattered when an Angel reveals she's not human, but a Viator with incredible powers. Her powers have matured, but she must learn to use them quickly because Lucifer's General, Damian, and his army of evil Malum are after her.

Sophie's biggest challenge used to be resisting bullies, but now she must use her angel-like magic to combat demons and rescue fellow Viatores. With Damian targeting all Viatores, Sophie holds the key to freeing them. But in order to succeed, she must learn to ask for help and have faith in herself. If she can defeat Damian, she may also uncover the mystery surrounding her parents' disappearance.


Don't miss this thrilling young adult urban fantasy, where Demons and Angels clash, teens discover magic, and found family is everything. Readers will love following Sophie's journey as she fights to save the world from evil, one Demon at a time.

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Flowers for Algernon

by Daniel Keyes


Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the powerful, classic story about a man who receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

 
Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.

As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?

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A Disgraced Knight (World of Terok Saga Book 2)

by Laurencia Hoffman


He betrayed his country for love. Now, he will do whatever it takes to claim redemption.


Forced to work for the enemy kingdom, Robin, the former Knight of Daloran, longs to return to the home he's been banished from and prove himself to the people who view him as a traitor. However, after fighting for months on end, he is forced into medical leave.

But rest is the last thing on Robin’s mind.

Struggling to navigate his complicated new reality, he takes dangerous risks in the hope of building connections with those who can accept him, flaws and all. Can he find a place where he belongs? Or will his inability to forgive himself stand in his way of future happiness?

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The Good Teacher: a psychological thriller with a shocking twist

by Brian R. O'Rourke


Twenty years ago, Nelly met a monster. Now he’s back.


After a difficult divorce, things seem to be looking up for teacher Nelly Peak when she takes a job at Overland Middle School. But then she’s introduced to her new colleagues…

And she’s sure she recognises one of them - Marshall Dawes, the man that assaulted her twenty years ago.

Only now he goes by a different name - Emmett Moore. And Emmett is a highly respected teacher at Overland, beloved by pupils and staff alike. There’s even talk of him becoming principal one day.

But Nelly knows who he really is. And when things quickly start to go wrong for her – a mysterious stalker, her work being sabotaged - she is sure that Emmet is trying to squeeze her out so that he can keep his dark past hidden.

Nelly desperately needs this job and realizes she must fight to protect her reputation while seeking to uncover Emmet’s true identity.

But this is a dangerous game. As Nelly gets closer to the shocking truth, she discovers that she’s up against someone will do whatever it takes to stop her. This gripping game of cat-and-mouse is about to turn deadly…


The Good Teacher - an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller perfect for fans of Kiersten Modglin, Daniel Hurst, and Freida McFadden.

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Not My Mother: a gripping psychological thriller with a white-knuckle twist

by Theo Baxter


Jake’s mom went to hospital. Someone else came back.


Carly has a complicated personal life. She’s been the mistress of famous artist Nelson Carter for the past five years. Now Nelson has finally left his wife Amanda, but instead of committing to Carly, he’s indulging in a series of one-night stands.

She has had enough and is about to leave him when a vicious attack on Amanda means Carly has to put her plans on hold to care for Nelson’s traumatized ten-year-old son, Jake.

Only when Amanda is released from hospital can Carly finally move on with her life.

But then a frightened Jake confides a disturbing secret - ‘That’s not my mom’. He is convinced the woman who came home from hospital is an imposter.

Carly tries to brush this off, but she can see that Amanda’s behavior does seem strange. And when someone targets Jake, Carly realizes she has to get to the truth of what’s happening.

A decision that leads her step by terrifying step towards a dark secret that will change her life forever.


Not My Mother – the terrifying psychological thriller perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Kiersten Modglin, Daniel Hurst.

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The Reluctant Coroner (Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 1)

by Paul Austin Ardoin


Blood is thicker than oil--until murder is involved.


Fenway Stevenson doesn't want to return to the coastal town where her estranged father is practically king. But the death of her mother draws her back home--and the murder of the county coroner draws her into a deepening conspiracy. As the body count rises and all signs seem to point toward her father's oil company, will Fenway uncover the truth before family bonds become deadly?
 
 
 
 
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What the Night Knows (with bonus novella Darkness Under the Sun): A Novel

by Dean Koontz


#1 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In the late summer of a long-ago year, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy.

Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.

As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.


Includes the bonus novella Darkness Under the Sun and an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City!

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Stinger: An International Thriller

by Gregory D. Lee


"A superbly written work of thriller fiction!" -Christopher Amato, author of 
Shadow Investigation

It's February 2023. An Alluring and determined CIA Case Officer, June Cohen, must flawlessly execute an unsanctioned plan of action or the U.S. will invade Iraq to search for weapons of mass destruction.

She coerces Robaire Assaly, a Los Angeles based DEA Confidential Informant, to take part in her elaborate scheme. Robaire agrees, however, in doing so, he must betray his long-time DEA Agent handler, Gary Lowery, to get what she needs. Robaire soon realizes June has tricked him into taking the blame for stealing a Stinger missile, which she pulled off right under the nose of the hapless FBI.

The duped FBI and Gary desperately want Robaire. He's now frantically on the run as an international fugitive with the FBI and Gary relentlessly pursuing him and the stolen Stinger before it is used against an unknown target. However, June finds Robaire first before he can reveal the CIA's involvement to the Feds.

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Code Red (A Rogue Warrior Thriller Book 1)

by Ian Loome


Bob has sworn he’ll never kill again. But some promises are hard to keep.


Bob Singleton used to be a top CIA assassin. Now, scarred by his terrible past, he lives in a refrigerator box behind a dumpster in downtown Chicago.

He just wants to be left alone. But his past is coming back to haunt him, in the shape of a nurse and a teenage boy who desperately need his help.

They are being pursued by trained killers because they stumbled on a long-buried conspiracy, a secret that is tied to a failed mission in Bob’s military past.

Now they need Bob to protect them. The old Bob, the one who fearlessly put his enemies in the ground.

Bob sees a chance to discover the truth about what happened all those years ago. Can he redeem himself, and honor the sacrifice of the men who died?

To do so, he must use the same deadly skills that made him a legend in his day. Skills he had sworn he would never use again….


Code Red — the first in a stunning new action thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jason Kasper, Jack Carr, and Lee Child.

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Hidden Homestead: A Small Town Post Apocalypse EMP Thriller Boxset

by Colton Lively


No phones. No computers. No Internet. Nothing.
 Three weeks without power, following a crippling EMP strike, have thrust the nation into disarray. Amid this outage, where technology is rendered useless, Martha Marshall has one mission: to help her mother reach a hidden homestead, the last beacon of hope in a world overrun by starvation and brutal gangs.

In the heart of a city swallowed by darkness, Martha Marshall is the last glimmer of hope – but can she navigate through anarchy, winter’s chill, and marauding raiders to sanctuary?

Martha Marshall is a beacon of hope in a world plunged into unyielding darkness by a catastrophic event. Through the chaos of a city lost, she fights to lead her mother to safety - a remote sanctuary where Martha's partner Roy awaits. But salvation is ephemeral. Raiders strike, winter closes in, and every day is a battle against a world spiraling into anarchy.

Seeking Shelter

The thin thread holding the civilized world together has been severed. Millions of citizens have been thrust into the unknown. As society falls into dismay, John charges headlong into the escalating chaos to protect the only thing he holds dear: his family.

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Juniper & Thorn: A Novel

by Ava Reid


From highly acclaimed, bestselling author Ava Reid comes a gothic horror retelling of The Juniper Tree, set in another time and place within the world of The Wolf and the Woodsman, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackson and Catherynne M. Valente.

A gruesome curse. A city in upheaval. A monster with unquenchable appetites. 

Marlinchen and her two sisters live with their wizard father in a city shifting from magic to industry. As Oblya’s last true witches, she and her sisters are little more than a tourist trap as they treat their clients with archaic remedies and beguile them with nostalgic charm. Marlinchen spends her days divining secrets in exchange for rubles and trying to placate her tyrannical, xenophobic father, who keeps his daughters sequestered from the outside world. But at night, Marlinchen and her sisters sneak out to enjoy the city’s amenities and revel in its thrills, particularly the recently established ballet theater, where Marlinchen meets a dancer who quickly captures her heart.

As Marlinchen’s late-night trysts grow more fervent and frequent, so does the threat of her father’s rage and magic. And while Oblya flourishes with culture and bustles with enterprise, a monster lurks in its midst, borne of intolerance and resentment and suffused with old-world power. Caught between history and progress and blood and desire, Marlinchen must draw upon her own magic to keep her city safe and find her place within it.

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Past Transgressions: A Mason Nash Novel

by Dave Sinclair


Retired spy. Trained killing machine. Pacifist.


Retired MI6 spy Mason Nash moved to a sleepy English town so he could leave his former violent life behind.

He soon learns that past transgressions have a way of catching up with you.
When hired killers invade his peaceful new existence Nash is forced to fall back on his old ways to find out who sent assassins after him and why.

What he uncovers sends him on a globetrotting quest involving old friends, a new clandestine spy agency and a world-wide conspiracy where no one is quite who they seem.

Nash finds out how hard it is to adhere to non-violent ways when everyone is trying to kill you.

A page burner of a novel full of action and wit, 
Past Transgressions is definitely not your regular espionage thriller.

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The Last Bunker Boxset: A Small Town Post Apocalypse EMP Thriller Boxset

by Colton Lively


In a world engulfed by darkness, the courageous determination of Jennifer Smith shines as the lone beacon of hope in a landscape destroyed by bitter cold and chaos. Stripped of technology, humanity teeters on the brink of collapse. Starvation grips the land as ruthless gangs ascend, engaged in a battle for supremacy in this new, savage world.


Her sister, Genevieve, is stranded miles away in a remote cabin, compelling Jennifer to undertake a near-impossible journey through a snow-covered terrain to ensure her safety.

When an EMP decimates the world’s power grid, society falls faster than anyone could have imagined. For Connor Murray, a farm boy in New York City whose war veteran father had prepared him for such a day, the fall of the old world only means he’ll have to fight to survive in the new one. As violent militant extremists rapidly overwhelm the city, Connor is forced to fight his way out to safety, using the survival skills passed down to him by his father. But while Connor is fighting his way out, little does he know that his father and sister are fighting their way in to come and save him.

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Lincoln's Son: Lincoln's Ghetto Series Book 2

by Michael Pope


SUMMER 1982: The chase for Abraham Lincoln’s secret riches moves from South Side Chicago to corn country Illinois.

After losing his parents, Darnell Whitaker's life turns upside down. He's suddenly adopted by a white family in Lincoln, Illinois, miles away from his home in South Side Chicago. But this new start isn't what it seems.

Darnell is caught in a dangerous hunt for Abraham Lincoln's hidden treasure. With the Chicago mob, a corrupt judge, and even the Vatican on his tail, he's in over his head. Trust is scarce, and danger lurks around every corner.

Meanwhile, back in Chicago, his old neighborhood hasn't forgotten him. A group of allies is on a mission to bring Darnell back, ready to take on anyone who stands in their way.

Will Darnell find the treasure, or will the hunt cost him everything?

Dive into Lincoln’s Son, Book 2 of the Lincoln’s Ghetto series, where suspense meets heart in an urban thriller reminiscent of Robert Crais and Richard Price. A fast-paced read that will make you laugh, cry, and bite your nails in anticipation, Lincoln’s Son is a political mystery that grips you from start to finish.

 

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Curse of the Dragon Shadow

by Selina A. Fenech


Into a haunted realm a creature unlike any is born, and must be protected.


Orphaned and struggling to survive in an underground refuge, Riony only wants to keep her adopted sister safe.

In a land where unicorns have been hunted to extinction and dragons are the exclusive possession of the dragonlords, Riony's life becomes complicated when she finds herself the caretaker of a unique and precious creature: a dragon-unicorn hybrid.

But when her sister is kidnapped, Riony sets out on a dangerous journey into the shadowdragon cursed overworld, faced with an impossible challenge. Can she save her sister and also protect the newborn creature?

Or will she have to sacrifice one for the other?


Fans of Priory of the Orange Tree and The Dragon Prince will love this sapphic young adult fantasy set in a realm of diverse heroines, magic, and dragons.

Read Curse of the Dragon Shadow to escape into this epic adventure today.

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Nightwalker: A Post-Apocalyptic Western Adventure

by Craig Martelle


Darkness is his friend.

A world destroyed by nuclear war. “Civilization” rebuilt with iron fists. Jim Wolfe emerges from his hiding place years afterward, stronger, able to see in the dark, hampered by the daylight.

He is the Nightwalker. One man alone. Embracing honor in a world with none.

He only wants to get home. Did his wife and little boy survive? He has to find his way, walking through dens of villainy and despair, through the corrupt and the criminal.

With enemies of peace closing in on each side, how far can Wolfe make it?

 
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