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Liquid Cool: The Cyberpunk Detective Series (Liquid Cool Book 1)

by Austin Dragon


A Cyberpunk Thriller To Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat!

Liquid Cool is the action-packed (and funny), cyberpunk detective series.

How Much is One Life Worth?

In the sci-fi/cyberpunk detective series, author Austin Dragon shows why you never want to meet a cyborg in a dark alley. Liquid Cool is a cross between Blade Runner and the Maltese Falcon. There is plenty of gritty action, suspense, thrills, and even a few laughs.

It’s cyberpunk reimagined—an ever-rainy world of colossal skyscrapers, hovercars, flashy neon streets, and futuristic mechanization. Metropolis isn’t a bad place, but it isn’t a good one either. Uber-governments and megacorporations fight for control of the fifty-million-plus super-city, but so does crime.

We meet Cruz, our private eye (and unlikely hero), in this super-city with a million victims and perpetrators. Watch out for tech-tricksters, analog hustlers, and digital gangsters—psychos, samurais, and cyborgs aplenty. Visitors have a way of becoming permanent attractions.

Welcome to the high-tech, low-life world of Liquid Cool.

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Through 24 March
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Mac Travis Adventures Box Set (Books 1 - 3): Action and Adventure in the Florida Keys

by Steven Becker

Three books from bestselling author Steven Becker

Wood’s Reef
It's easy to become invisible in the Florida Keys. Mac Travis was doing his best to keep a low profile: diving, fishing, and enough salvage work to pay his bills. It's a good life until he discovers something while spearfishing that could change the pristine Keys forever. His drunken crewman soon lets out the secret and his life is instantly changed. A corrupt presidential candidate will do whatever it takes to hide his secret. An exiled coke dealing terrorist sees this as his opportunity to redeem himself. A local con man loyal only to himself is looking for a quick payoff. When Mac's friend and mentor is injured, his estranged daughter reluctantly comes to his aid. The two soon put aside their differences and join forces to bury the secret where it won't be found.

Wood’s Wall
Mac Travis is laying low: Fishing, Diving and doing enough salvage work to pay his bills until three fishermen trolling the Gulf Stream discover a square grouper. Besides the drugs, the package contains a secret that changes their lives and jeopardizes the very existence of the Keys. When his wayward deckhand brings him part of the package, he and his girlfriend Mel, are drawn into the chase that has dire consequences for the Keys.

Wood’s Wreck
Mac Travis is doing enough salvage work to pay his bills until he is forced to save his name and everything he owns. When a down on her luck trust fund heiress and his wayward deckhand are caught using his boat to poach lobster, both his boat and house are confiscated. The plot thickens when Mac and his girlfriend Mel, discover a connection between her non-profit’s money laundering scheme and a CIA ring smuggling baseball players from Cuba.

The forces collide in this action-packed thriller box set featuring plenty of boating, SCUBA diving, fishing and flavored with a generous dose of Conch Republic counterculture.

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Through 21 March
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Phoenix (Flames & Ashes Book 1)

by Carolyn Anthony

Valentina

When Jaxxon Reginhardt walks into my gym, my rigidly structured existence begins to crumble. He’s a beast of a man, the personification of power, and more beautiful than any man has a right to be. He’s everything I avoid. Everything I fear. Yet, the second I see him, something deep within me roars to life. He makes me want. He sets my body aflame with just a look, and makes me wish I wasn’t a damaged shell no one will ever love.

I don’t have time for men when my whole world is built around self-preservation. But Jaxxon breaks down all of my strategically constructed boundaries like no one ever has.

How can I give into these new cravings, when there is a half-remembered demon from my past waiting for me to fall asleep, preying on my vulnerability?

If he ever knew the truth, he would run, and it would destroy me ...

Jaxxon

The last thing I need in my complicated life is a snarky, frustrating, spitfire of a woman like Valentina Durare. As if that isn’t bad enough, there’s something haunted about her. My head says stay the hell away, but I can’t seem to get on board with that logic.

Something about me scares her. I can feel it. She’s a beautiful enigma I ache to understand.

The closer we get, the more she responds and draws me in. It can’t be me she fears. There must be something else ... Something tied to the scars she refuses to show me.

But I’m stubborn son-of-a-bitch. I want all of her—not half. Because when we touch, nothing less will do but her complete surrender.

I need her to trust me, before her fear destroys us.

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Through 21 March
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The Spitting Post

by Jason R. Barden

Vincent Carpenter’s life is a wreck. He has given up his dreams. He has lost his job after an economic disaster. His ten-year marriage is crumbling. Then he awakens in a maniacal land of frighteningly vivid realism with skull trees, glowing forests, ravenous beasts, and other psychologically haunting adversity.

While traveling through this demented unearthly world, he has a chance encounter with a beautiful maiden dressed in green; before he can start a conversation, she disappears into the unknown. Vincent must try to find her at a fantastical place known as the Spitting Post. But first he must overcome many macabre misfortunes and face nightmares that question his sanity. Will he reach her? What will the Spitting Post reveal? Will he suffer more disappointment and tragedy? Or will he find peace at last?

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Through 21 March
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Precious Galaxy Boxed Set (Books 1-4): Corruption, Investigation, Determination, Obliteration

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A new evil lurks in the darkness


After an explosion, the crew of a battlecruiser mysteriously disappears.

This digital box set contains four exciting, action-packed books.

Corruption

After an explosion, the crew of a battlecruiser mysteriously disappears.

Bailey and Lewis, complete strangers, find themselves suddenly onboard the damaged ship. Lewis hasn’t worked a case in years, not since the final one broke his spirit and his bank account. The last thing Bailey remembers is preparing to take down a fugitive on Onyx Station.

Mysteries are harder to solve when there’s no evidence left behind.

Bailey and Lewis don’t know how they got onboard Ricky Bobby or why. However, they quickly learn that whatever was responsible for the explosion and disappearance of the crew is still on the ship.

Monsters are real and what this one can do changes everything.

The new team bands together to discover what happened and how to fight the monster lurking in the bottom of the battlecruiser.

Investigation

A new evil lurks in the darkness.
The missing crew of Ricky Bobby are being held in the Precious Galaxy.  

The rescue team must quickly orient themselves with this new territory, which isn’t governed by Federation law. The neighboring natives are on the defense, having recently been attacked by a strange, black monster.

More startling, the population of an entire planet has been wiped out. Once again, no trace left behind.

Bailey and Lewis know where the databases are located that hold the crew. However, Solomon Vance isn’t making this easy. 

An important factor is missing. Without it, the rescue efforts are futile.

When Monstre and Starboards Corp learn that the new team is after them, it’s a race to rescue the crew before the game completely changes. Solomon Vance has power, technology and a monster that does his bidding.

Determination
Bailey and Lewis are more determined than ever to find Ricky Bobby’s missing crew.

Monstre Corp knows they are on the hunt, and Solomon Vance isn’t letting them get close.

The monster is still out there, a threat they can’t stop.

Jack decides the only way to win is to fake their own deaths.

If Vance believes they’re dead, he’ll let down his guard.

An epic battle ensues when the crew returns to Starboards Corp with two missions: free the children and take down the evil corporation. Timing is everything. And not getting blown up is absolutely key.

Obliteration

The crew is relieved by Dejoure’s perplexing ability to soothe the monster, but that won’t keep them safe for long.

Precious Galaxy Coffee Company is under constant attack.

Someone wants to take out the biggest giant in the galaxy.

The team goes after the other databases only to learn something that changes everything.

Vance is always one step ahead of them.

Not all hope is lost. Hatch brings back a key crew member; someone who can help them defeat Monstre Corp.

The last act of this heart-pounding series delivers a ton of action as Bailey and Lewis rush to save the crew before it’s too late. Everyone’s freedom is at stake. Vance would rather go down in a blaze, taking everything with him, then be defeated.

Experience this exciting mystery sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit Universe. If you’re a fan of Dark Matter, Altered Carbon, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera.

 

 

 

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Through 21 March
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Red Mountain: A Novel

by Boo Walker

 

"Best book I've read in over 50 years... since A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." - LibraMystic

*A Pulpwood Queens Book Club Selection and Amazon Charts Bestseller

How well do we really know each other?

Red Mountain in eastern Washington is home to a community of eccentrics.

Otis Till, the area's visionary winemaker, has been known to howl at the moon--fully nude.

Single mother Margot Pierce moved across the country to build an inn, but so far all she does is binge on gelato, the Hallmark Channel, and fantasies of murdering her ex.

High school senior Emilia Forester is the daughter of celebrity parents struggling to build her own life outside of their shadow.

And Brooks Baker is a man haunted by his past spent living on the streets as an orphan. Somehow, everyone lives together harmoniously, their lives intertwined like the vines in Red Mountain's beautiful and renowned vineyards.

But in a place where everyone knows each other, secrets are like poison...and right now Otis, Margot, Emilia, and Brooks all have something to hide. When their secrets come to light and dysfunction ignites, will their small mountain be stronger for it--or will lives be torn apart?

Heartfelt, briskly paced, and wonderfully descriptive, Red Mountain is the story of four complicated people living in a beautiful landscape unlike anywhere else. Told from multiple perspectives and rich with vivid descriptions of wine life, this novel will transport you from the first page to the last.

For a free copy of the upcoming Red Mountain Chronicles cookbook, visit Boo's website.

 

Through 20 March
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Compelling Evidence (Paul Madriani Novels Book 1)

by Steve Martini


The first “engrossing”(Entertainment Weekly) legal thriller in the New York Times bestselling Paul Madriani series!

Defense attorney Paul Madriani was on the rise with the California law firm of Potter, Skarpellos—until a short-lived affair with Potter's wife, Talia, cost him his job. A year later, when Talia is accused of Potter’s murder Paul is thrust back into the big time—and he soon uncovers secrets that may end his career...and his life.

 

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Through 20 March
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Murder in Chicago: Northwest Cozy Mystery Series

by Dianne Harman


Al’s past is catching up with him...40 years in the mob and karma has his number.

He’s a marked man, but a tip-off buys him some time. Can he catch his would-be murderer before they catch up with him?

It’s a game of cat and mouse...will Al live long enough to enjoy the future with Cassie? Or will Red be lying vigil by his coffin?

Find out in the latest nail-biting installment of the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.

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Through 20 March
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Better To Give Than Deceive

by Kobrinica Press


When you lose your share of $2.4 million, do you walk away, or settle the score?

After a successful heist, three grifters stop overnight in a small town off the beaten path when their leader Frank is arrested and their $2.4 million score disappears.

Believing there is no honor among thieves, Frank is reluctant to help fellow grifters Jared and Chance recover the money while he remains in jail awaiting trial. But with an unpredictable cop on the take, a double-cross in the works, and a hitman dispatched to recover the money, time is a luxury the trio of grifters cannot afford to waste by trying to figure out who's double crossing whom if they hope to have any chance of recovering the money and staying alive.

And before they lose what little leverage they have, Jared and Chance make a bold and daring move to rig Frank's trial, a scheme which sets in motion events that lead to a dramatic verdict, unforeseen consequences, and the wisdom that it would have been better to give than deceive.

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Through 20 March
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Enemy in Blue: The Chase (Book 1) (The Cruz Marquez Thrillers)

by Derek Blass


The streets aren't safe when your enemy wears a blue uniform and a gold badge.

What if the good guys weren't good?

What if a cop went rogue and killed an innocent man?

What if it was all caught on video and the cop would do anything to cover it up?

"Much like the script of an action-packed movie, Enemy in Blue will buffet you from one hair-raising scene to another -- and will always leave you pondering, who's the real enemy?" -L.Capritta

For anyone that craves an action-packed thriller and can't get their fill of Grisham, Koontz or Patterson...Enemy in Blue is your next escape!

"For action, body-count and digging into the underworld of police politics--this is really a great read.  However, the best asset of the novel is the incredible drawing of the antagonist--the evil Sergeant Shaver really shines."  -P.Weekly
 

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Through 20 March
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Revelation (Redemption of the Underworld)

by S.A. Gibbs

One girl, three immortals, and the underworld to redeem.

Amberleigh Shade refuses to believe she’s Hades’s daughter. But the mark on her wrist proves otherwise.

Thrust into a world full of lies and deception, she has no alternative but to trust the three banished immortals who inform her she’s destined to claim the underworld’s throne.

With the reigning queen hot on her tail, and each of her protectors weaving a place in her heart, it’s time to choose…or is it time to break all the rules?

Amberleigh will have to fight to not only find love…but the truth of who she is.

A slow-burn reverse harem. Revelation is the first tantalizing book in the Redemption of the Underworld series.
One click to begin your rapturous reading today!

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Courtesans in Space: a steamy space opera romance (The Space Courtesans Saga Book 1)

by Cheri Chaise

There are many rules of the Courtesan Court. Rules to guide and protect. Dahlia broke the most important of all.

Never fall in love with the client.

Now she has no choice but to escape the warmth of the Andurean House for a cold and lonely spaceship, hiding out along the Rim. Far away from the heart of the Galactic Empire. Far away from him.

The unexpected reality she encounters among the Rim planets is one of lawlessness and danger. When circumstances leave her credit accounts empty and her spaceship limping toward the nearest starport, Dahlia is forced to trade sensual services for needed parts. At first glance, the slicks-streaked, foul-mouthed mech tech leaves little to be desired—until the heat of passion and the strength in his arms leaves her wanting more.

But her only love hasn’t stopped searching the galaxy for her. When her old and new worlds collide, Dahlia must decide between a newfound life of untold pleasures and dangers or return to the one she left behind with all of its rules and the bondage of forbidden love.

Read this ongoing science fiction steamy romantic space opera series today. Each sexy episode contains mature themes, content, and language with a HFN ending to keep you up reading through all hours of the night.

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Instinctual (Rise Of The Iliri Book 2)

by Auryn Hadley


EVERY MAN WANTS HER. MOST WANT TO KILL HER. GOOD LUCK TO THEM…

Instinctual is the second beautifully-written book in Auryn Hadley’s action-packed epic fantasy series chronicling the rise of the Iliri, a species bred by humans to be fierce protectors. Sal is the rarest of them, a full-blooded female iliri who will fight tooth, nail, blades, pikes, and shields to protect her dearest friends—also her comrades-in-arms and sometimes lovers-- and to free her people.

Now that Sal has won her place in the Black Blades, an elite special ops unit within the army of the Conglomerate of Free Citizens, she’s struggling to find answers about how to fit in with her new family. That’s a challenging assignment; it’s an all-male family of seven of the fiercest warriors in existence, all of them iliri with superpowers kept secret from humans.

Sal’s Black Blade commander and lover, Blaec, does his best to guide her, with the full understanding that she will eclipse him and that he must prepare her to do so. But his struggle is the opposite of Sal’s: he is only half iliri, and all-too-human. The salvation of the iliri race and the Conglomerate depends on his ability to walk in both worlds, and to guide Sal. His best advice: “Listen to your instincts more and everything will work out. Our entire culture can be summed up pretty easily. We do what is natural.”

For the matriarchal iliri, what is natural is that Sal is the undisputed leader of her pack. She makes everyone better; she especially makes everyone fight better. But why? When asked, they struggle to come up with a better answer than “She smells really good.” It’s an iliri thing.

Here’s another iliri thing that’s going to take a while for the humans to get used to: females were bred to be seductive; they possess the ability to make all males desire them, but they choose their men—typically at least two men. Though they may have as many as three or four in their harem.

Now, in this sequel to Hadley’s BloodLust, the secret is out.The world knows the Black Blades aren't human. And their largely independent unit must learn to fight alongside humans as the Conglomerate faces threats from the Emperor of Terric, who wants to exterminate the entire iliri species and is moving to conquer every country between his own and the Conglomerate. To stop him, the Conglomerate must rely on its best unit, composed of soldiers many consider less than human; and the Blades must rely on soldiers they were bred to regard as prey. It’s complicated.

But always exciting, as well as sexy, and action-packed. Women readers will thrill to the reverse harem idea that pushes the boundaries of epic fantasy in this groundbreaking series that may remind some of Avatar without the scary beasts; or even Game Of Thrones, but happier, with more color—and starring a dazzling female protagonist. Fans of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern will find Sal’s planet Ogun a thrilling destination for their next fantasy fix.

Oh, and by the way: This is a complete novel, not a cliffhanger. Also--because of the exotic sexual instincts of the illiri, it may not be suitable for humans under 18.

 

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Under the Midnight Sun: A Novel

by Keigo Higashino

 

From the acclaimed international bestseller Keigo Higashino (The Devotion of Suspect X) comes a sweeping novel in the tradition of Les Miserables and Crime and Punishment. This is the compelling story of a brutal crime and the two teenagers—Ryo, the son of the murdered man, and Yukiho, the daughter of the main suspect—whose lives remain inextricably linked over the twenty-year search for the truth behind the crime.

In Osaka in 1973, the body of a murdered man is found in an abandoned building. Investigating the crime, Detective SasagakI is unable to find the killer. Over the next twenty years, through the lens of a succession of characters, Higashino tells the story of two teens, Ryo and Yukiho, whose lives are most affected by the crime, and the obsessed detective, Sasagaki, who continues to investigate the murder, looking for the elusive truth.

Under the Midnight Sun is a complex, psychological novel about crime and its after-effects by one the most read and most accomplished contemporary mystery author. A twisting, compelling work that will astonish and delight Higashino’s old fans and new readers alike.

 

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Stay The Night

by Ali Parker

Building an empire comes first.

Or it did until I met her.

My family’s billion-dollar hotel chain has been my life for as long as I can remember.

Travel. Women. Wealth.

That’s all I know, until fate grabs me by the throat and decides to not let up.

She’s a beach body, a beautiful, curvy California girl who hasn't found the right person to give into yet.

I would have felt the same, but something about her has me pacing the floor at night.

And my father sent me out to her hotel specifically. The sly dog knowing that she’s exactly the woman I need in my future.

But it’s not that easy. It never is.

Not until our love produces a little one. Then everything changes.

Especially me.

Now I want more than just one night.

I want forever.

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The Age of Embers: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

by Ryan Schow

 

NEW RELEASE SPECIAL! The Age of Embers will be on sale for $0.99 until March 18, 2019 before heading to its normal price of $3.99.

Fresh off the highly acclaimed, massively successful Last War series comes a new chapter in the apocalypse from bestselling author, Ryan Schow. The Age of Embers is the first book in a new standalone series that takes place in the Last War universe.

 

The end is coming, are you ready?

A savage attack. Society at the end of its rope. The most dangerous city in America is now caught in an extinction-level event. Is the assault on Chicago a facet of military tech gone awry, or does this sudden spasm of violence signal a darker, more ominous future? In The Age of Embers, several paths will collide in the center of a post-apocalyptic nightmare of epic proportions.

Undercover DEA agent, Fiyero “Fire” Dimas, is drowning in problems: a soul-crushing job, an inadequate marriage and a teenage daughter with suitors of the worst kind. Then there’s the drug dealers he double-crossed, and the "incident" at his kids’ high school. With the added complication of an attack on the city, can Fiyero pull himself together long enough to salvage his work, put his family back together and avoid the storm headed his way?

Ciudad Juarez is a ferocious city where guns, drugs and human trafficking rule the land. Guatemalan born Eliana Gutierrez ventures into the heart of this perilous urban jungle in search of her kidnapped niece. In a locale as hostile as Juarez, Eliana will come face-to-face with a rancorous man who will either be her salvation, or her bitter end. Under the cover of all-out war, Eliana will risk everything for the child…

The Age of Embers is a brand new post-apocalyptic survival series written inside the universe of the best-selling The Last War series. This edge-of-your-seat thriller chronicles the harrowing journey of ordinary people trapped in an encroaching dark age.  Get ready for great characters, big post-apocalyptic action and a no-holds-barred action/adventure series that just might hit a little too close to home.

*The Age of Embers series can be read as a stand alone series or in addition to The Last War series. Both stories are written in the same universe on the same timeline.

WHAT FANS OF THE COMPLETE LAST WAR ARE SAYING…

“This series is awesome to say the least! I absolutely could not put it down. I love the characters...the story lines....the way the writer gave each character a chance to tell their story so that I was able to see through their eyes, to feel their pain, to feel the hope!”

– Kindle Customer Pam, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Great set of books! I like how Ryan keeps all the stories going at the same time and never skips a beat. Then at the end he brings them all together in a climatic rush where the characters are totally surprised of the outcome. Definitely an author to watch.”

– David D, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Top Notch Reading! Absolutely awesome. Best series I've read in years. If you want to read a series you can't put down...this is it...”

– BJJones, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Awesome! Couldn’t put it down. I’ve read a lot of series like these and this one was fresh and exciting!”

– Adam, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

**This series contains the kinds of violence one would expect in an apocalyptic meltdown, some PG rated language and adult situations. This book is politics-free, which is to say it contains NO political viewpoints by the author or by the characters within.

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Journey to Victory: Sweeping Historical Saga of Young America (Patriots and Seekers Book 1)

by Lyn Cote

A young beauty flees the French royal court to the American wilderness~

In the early 1770's, Christiane Pelletier, an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, is next in a line of courtesans who have been favorites at the French court during the reigns of two monarchs. Yet she longs to be the beloved wife of one man, not a lovely piece of human art passed from one noble to another. And the winds of change are sweeping Europe.

Christiane flees France with her renegade father. In the Canadian wilderness, she survives the shock of leaving a life of wealth and privilege. To escape frontier violence, she moves southward only to become involved in the burgeoning American Revolution.

Daughter of a French courtesan to frontier wife to companion of Lady Washington, Christiane moves into the heart of the American rebel elite. But one man in her life can never be forgotten. Once he was her friend. Now he has become her enemy. Will he become her destiny? Only God knows.

The late prolific reviewer Harriet Klausner gave the print edition 5 stars: "Book one of the Patriots and Seekers Revolutionary War era thriller is a great tale due to a strong cast and held together by a wonderful brave protagonist. Readers obtain a taste of life in the rebellious colonies through the trials and triumphs of courageous Christiane."
Authentic history with historic figures in the cast. Rated PG13 for adult situations and mild violence.
 

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Madness Unleashed: Age Of Madness - A Kurtherian Gambit Series (Live Free Or Die Book 1)

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Ryder has been held against her will for twenty years … Now it’s time for some payback!

Two hundred years ago the earth was destroyed by the World’s Worst Day Ever. Keeping his head down for the last few centuries, a mutated vampire has taken advantage of the new post-apocalyptic normal.

Now, Ryder is provided an opportunity to escape his tyrannical rule… But she won’t stand for simply disappearing, it’s time for justice.

Taking one mutated vampire down should be no problem, right?

Wrong!

Throw in a newly developed herd of zombies, and Ryder is facing a full recipe for disaster.

Get ready to enjoy the ride!

Scroll up and purchase your ticket right now.

** As noted in other series set in the Kurtherian Universe, there IS cursing in this book, occasionally, it's funny, too. **

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Keeping Secrets, A Legal Thriller

by Deborah Hawkins


For thirty years, Brendan Murphy has done the impossible. He has kept his client, Professor Edward Wynne Carter, III, alive on Virginia’s Death Row. Three juries have convicted Ed of murdering his pregnant wife in 1983, but Ed continues to insist that the real killer is Allison Byrd, the law student who stalked him relentlessly and whose lies sent him to Death Row. Now Ed’s execution is set for March 3, 2017, the day before his son Wynne’s marriage to Claire Chastain.

Mckenzie Fitzgerald, a name partner in Hugh Mahoney’s San Diego law firm, learns of Ed’s impending execution on the day that she also learns she has been nominated to the United States Supreme Court. She has evidence of Ed’s innocence, but her career will be destroyed and she will lose the nomination if she reveals it. Determined to save her career, she stubbornly insists Ed is guilty.

When Claire tries to help Brendan prove that Allison is the real killer, Allison makes an attempt on Claire’s life. Jeff Ryder steps in to protect Claire and agrees to help her find evidence that Allison killed Ed’s wife. But when Claire is kidnapped on her wedding day and Brendan has a heart attack, Jeff becomes responsible for saving Claire and Ed in the face of mounting evidence that Ed had both motive and opportunity to kill his wife.



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The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)

by Katherine Arden


Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.
 
“A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted

Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil.
 
Then Vasya’s widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya’s stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village.
 
But Vasya’s stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village’s defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed—to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

Praise for The Bear and the Nightingale

“Arden’s debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical.”The Washington Post

“Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices.”—The Christian Science Monitor

“Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family.”Booklist (starred review)

“An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic.”—Robin Hobb

“Haunting and lyrical, The Bear and the Nightingale tugs at the heart and quickens the pulse. I can’t wait for her next book.”—Terry Brooks

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