Mystery

Five Freebies For You

by Alana on February 27, 2013

Titanic with ZOMBIESTitanic with ZOMBIES
Richard Brown

A story over 100 years in the making!


This is the story of a shipbuilder who designed the greatest ocean liner ever imagined. A captain on the final voyage of his long and distinguished career. A crew dedicated to the safety and well-being of all passengers. An unsinkable woman who stood up when everyone told her to sit down.

Oh, and there's an infection that turns hundreds of passengers into violent, flesh-eating zombies.

That's right. This ain't no love story.

Forget everything you thought you knew about the Titanic disaster. This is the zombie apocalypse...at sea.

All aboard. It's about to go down!



Ill Wind: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure - Novella (Valkyrie Series Book 2)Ill Wind: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure - Novella (Valkyrie Series Book 2)
Karen Perkins
#1 Bestseller - Sea Adventures
#1 Bestseller - Caribbean Historical Fiction

Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown.

Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage.

Aboard the Freyja, she is hopeful that her new life in the Dutch West Indies will be an improvement - a hope that dies when she is given a slave, Klara, and a whip. She discovers that her soon-to-be father-in-law is a ruthless slave trader in league with pirates, and her fiancé is cold, unfriendly and disinterested in Gabriella. She is little more than a vessel to provide the next generation of van Eckens.

Largely ignored and desperately unhappy, she and Klara develop a friendship which makes life bearable - at first. Once married, Gabriella's life takes a turn for the worse and she descends into a world of horror and abuse until tensions finally explode. Life will never be the same and she has no choice but to take fate into her own hands.

Ill Wind is also available in the box set: The Valkyrie Series: The First Fleet with Look Sharpe! and Dead Reckoning.

The parable of the Sower: and other mysteries of Christ's KingdomThe parable of the Sower: and other mysteries of Christ's Kingdom
Rick Spinos
This book offers an analysis of the parables of the 13th Chapter of Matthew through which Jesus explained veiled principles of the kingdom of heaven to His disciples. The true meaning of these parables escape the understanding of the great majority of Christians just as they did the multitudes to which Jesus preached.

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Five Fresh Free Reads for You Today

by Alana on February 21, 2013



Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)
Filipa Fonseca Silva
Joana is a conservative, controlling woman who expected much more from marriage; Maria is trying to get back on her feet after being dumped just before her wedding; Filipe hides his broken heart in failed relationships.
Is this as good as it gets when you're thirty something?
That's what these three friends from college times will find out during a dysfunctional dinner party. Because life is not always how we dreamed it would be.
Considered by some 'The Big Chill' of the 21st century, this debut novel is all about the end of innocence. Funny, clever and real.

"A very courageous novel that asks us to explore the hard questions in our lives no matter if we are thirty something or much older." - 5 stars - Karen Doering, Top 1.000 Amazon Reviewer

"Thirty Something is basically a story of reflection. We see how a group of friends, that are so different and have taken diverse paths in life, come together over dinner and how each one reflects on how different their lives are now." - 5 stars - Crystal Burns, Blogger: getlostinfiction.com



Captain's Day: A Golf CauserieCaptain's Day: A Golf Causerie
Terry Ravenscroft
At Sunnymere Golf Club meticulous plans put in place by club captain Henry Fridlington ought to have guaranteed that his Captain’s Day would be the best day in his life. However Henry has recently enforced a ‘no swearing on the golf course’ policy, a policy which has not gone down at all well with the membership - and a policy which is largely instrumental in ensuring that far from being the best day in his life his Captain’s Day quickly turns into the very worst day of his life. Of course the self-important behaviour of Henry himself doesn’t help matters. Neither does the arrival of the fire brigade on the golf course, the arrival of the police and the arrival of a twenty feet high pile of manure on the eighteenth green. But even without these unwanted distractions the two naked golfers charging about the course, one of them fuelled by drugs, the other fuelled by the desire to escape from the cuckolded fellow golfer chasing him, might have been enough to make Henry wish he’d never heard of the game of golf. Not to mention the mayhem caused by dance DJ Daddy Rhythm and his 120 decibel disco. Nor what the Lady Captain was getting up to with Henry’s father-in-law and two of his friends when Henry called in with his friend the Lord Mayor at the hospitality tent.
Captain’s Day will make non-golfers wonder why otherwise sane people take up the game and those who have taken up the game wish they had taken up something less fraught with danger, such as formation hang-gliding.

Just one of many 5 star Amazon Reviews -
“This is a very funny book. It will be enjoyed by golfers and non -golfers alike. In fact if Captain’s Day was like this in real life, lots more would take up the game. Refreshingly non PC with events that only the author could ever think of. Great fun and I doubt you have ever read anything like it before.” Cornishblue.

Captain's Day contains some sex scenes and strong language.

Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)
Janet Louise Stephenson
Two sisters passed around from family to family as toddlers, handled their situation in dramatically different ways. The older sister internalized the abandonment and rejection, while the younger sister eagerly embraced each new mother figure asking, "Are you my mommy?"


Thirty years after being adopted into a Forever Family, these sisters seek out their past. In the search to reconnect with their biological family, they easily locate and reunite with their birth father. Through this reunion, they start to learn of the difficult life their birth mother had lived, and might still be living.

Several clues point to Native American Heritage through their birth mother's family line. While intense curiosity drives them to know more of their ancestry, their desire to reunite with her is diminished by an uncertainty over whether she wants to be found or if she would rather leave the past behind her where she buried it over 30 years ago.

They seek answers to these questions:
  • Is their birth mother alive? 
  • How will the answer to this question affect them?
  • If found alive, will she accept or reject them? 
  • What secrets has she been guarding all these years?
  • Does she hold the keys to connect them to their tribal ancestry?
  • What will it take to heal the wounds for both mother and daughters?
The tale stretches beyond the exhaustive search for their mother, delving into complicated family relationships, spirituality, healing, and forgiveness.





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SapienceSapience
Bret Wellman
In a dystopic future, where the government exerts complete control of the population, some children have become guinea pigs for extreme science. The president is breeding super soldiers to keep order through fear, but some of the soldiers think otherwise.
After escaping the clutches of a government testing facility, William Fay and his friends hide out in Newberry, a small and quiet town in northern Michigan. They take refuge in an abandoned mansion where they search for others of their kind. Upon discovering these others, William finds himself becoming attracted to one, Brianna Frost. However, the others want nothing more than to be rid of William and his friends, and Brianna would just as soon see them killed. Now he must win her trust while avoiding detection by the government.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Sapience captures the struggle between survival and trying to live a full life. This is a love story with fire power.

C'est la Vie (Raja Williams Mystery Thriller Series Book 2)C'est la Vie (Raja Williams Mystery Thriller Series Book 2)
Jack Thompson
Sometimes justice needs a hand.

C'est La Vie is a rollicking detective mystery thriller featuring Raja Williams and his partner Vinny Moore. Neither the dark, tragic anti-hero nor the James Bond super-hero type, Raja Williams is a wealthy Oxford-educated PI of mixed Caribbean descent who possesses a strong empathic power and a sixth sense for evil that gives him headaches and steers him straight into trouble. Vinny is a gorgeous hipster geek who prefers hacking computers to haute couture.

When Raja gets a call from a frantic English professor whose wife has disappeared, he and Vinny head to Paris, France on another adventurous case.

The search for the professor's wife leads Raja and Vinny deep into the French underworld, including the club scene riddled with designer drugs, and a modern day white slave trade. Will they find the missing woman before she falls victim to the elusive international criminal known only as the Scorpion?

The writing style is lean and fast paced, with a hint of hard-boiled and plenty of humorous banter between the two protagonists, a la Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man. A colorful cast of characters, great dialogue and a suspenseful, twisting plot make C'est La Vie an entertaining tale that can be read as a stand-alone novel or as the sequel to The Color of Greed.

TRANSCENDER: First-Timer (TRANSCENDER Trilogy Book 1)TRANSCENDER: First-Timer (TRANSCENDER Trilogy Book 1)
Vicky Savage
Jaden Beckett, typical Connecticut teenager, possesses an awesome power she isn’t even aware of until it’s triggered during a freak electrical storm, and she’s catapulted into a strange parallel version of earth and an amazing alternate existence.
The Inter-Universal Guidance Agency is working overtime to send her home to her own world, but Jaden’s got other plans. In this life she’s a princess and heir to the throne of one of the three surviving dome nations, she has her mother back, a miracle she never imagined possible, and just as compelling is her breathless romance with Ryder Blackthorn, a wanted outlaw and possibly her one true soul mate.
Can the IUGA force her to leave this world, or will Jaden use her gift to pursue the life of her dreams?



The Ghost of Squire House: A Romantic FantasyThe Ghost of Squire House: A Romantic Fantasy
Joanne Pence
A prickly, tormented ghost; a lonely young woman seeking a fresh start; and an old, mysterious house ...

For decades, the home built by reclusive artist, Paul Squire, stood empty on a windswept cliff overlooking the ocean. Those who attempted to live in the home soon fled in terror. Jennifer Barrett knows nothing of the history of the house she inherited. All she knows is that she's glad for the chance to make a new life for herself.

It's Paul Squire's duty to rid his home of intruders, but something about this latest newcomer's vulnerable status...and resemblance to someone from his past...dulls his resolve. Jennifer would like to find a real flesh-and-blood man to share her life with, but living in the artist's house, studying his paintings, she is surprised at how close she feels to him.

A compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past, and a lonely heroine determined to start fresh find themselves in a battle of wills and emotion in this story of love, time, and chance.





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EIGHT Engaging Reads for Free!

by Alana on February 12, 2013

Bountiful Creek: a legendary love storyBountiful Creek: a legendary love story
Steven B. Weissman
In the spring of 1861, just prior to the onset of the Civil War, eighteen-year-old Martha Somerville finds her life rapidly changing along with the world around her. Determined to find a way to build a life with her love, Wilby, Martha focuses her energies on acquiring enough money to buy a plot of land to turn into a small farm. Her obsession takes her far from quiet Bountiful Creek, Virginia, deep into Union territory in Ohio. When war breaks out, she immediately sets her course for home before Wilby leaves to join the Confederate Army; but a wealthy suitor, a gravely ill companion, and a thief challenge her efforts to reach him in time. Yet even if she can successfully overcome her obstacles, her life dangerously parallels an ill-fated legend that threatens to keep her and the man she loves apart forever.

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AN UNQUIET AMERICANAN UNQUIET AMERICAN
AFN CLARKE
Bestselling author AFN Clarke wrote AN UNQUIET AMERICAN in 2007-2008. The explosive revelations released by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in December 2014 concerning CIA Black Sites and extreme torture during the Bush Administration, makes this powerful, provocative and eerily prophetic novel an even more incredible “must read” of our times.

Rufus Reed, ex-British Special Forces, is drugged, kidnapped, falsely accused of terrorism and “disappeared” to a secret CIA “Black Site” in Northern Europe. He’s to be broken “by any means possible”. But nothing is quite what it seems, and Reed is no ordinary prisoner. He was trained in counterterrorism and psychological warfare, and as he engages with his captors they develop a growing respect for his intelligence, level headedness and humanity. As doubts about his guilt grow, so does the horrifying possibility that they’re all just pawns in a larger, more insidious game being played out by right wing extremists at the highest levels of the US government, conspiring to ensure “their man” wins the Presidency of the United States. A game that makes not just Reed, but all of them expendable!

But could “their own” really betray them? As they grapple with the unthinkable, the moves and countermoves of competing forces explode onto the world stage. From a small Irish village to the Port of Al-Aqabah, the White House to the Israeli Knesset, the CIA Black Site to top echelons of the Vatican, events escalate at an unnerving pace until a mind-bending twist propels the action to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion.

Drawing on the author’s own experiences in the military and as the son of a British MI6 operative living in different countries, cultures and political systems around the world, this “controversial”, “politically provocative”, “can't put the book down” literary thriller tackles highly controversial issues and disturbing decisions in history from 1948 to the present, the far reaching consequences of which, we are still dealing with today.

About The Author
AFN Clarke, is the bestselling author of Contact as well as The Orange Moon Affair and The Jonas Trust Deception (Thomas Gunn thriller series); Dry Tortugas; Dreams from the Death Age and Armageddon (The Book of Baker Satire Series) and Collisions. Visit afnclarke.com for more information and leave us your email for future updates. Deep appreciation for any reviews.

“An Unquiet American” Book Categories
•Contemporary American Literature
•Political Thrillers
•International Political Thrillers
•International Espionage Fiction
•International Conspiracy
•Bestselling Authors
•CIA Conspiracy



Maybe He's Just an Asshole: Ditch Denial, Embrace Your Worth, and Find True Love!Maybe He's Just an Asshole: Ditch Denial, Embrace Your Worth, and Find True Love!
Halle Kaye
Maybe He's Just an Asshole is the insightful, inspirational and HILARIOUS dating guide women have been waiting for. In a world where most of the dating rules seem to have been written from the perspective of the penis, Halle Kaye and Sophie Stone show women how to approach dating from a position of strength and leverage, not from a place of desperation and weakness. Do you wish you had more power/control when it comes to men and dating? Read the book today!

(Oh, and the best part: no rules, games, or bitchiness required.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: if you decide to review this book below, please use the term "ahole" in your review instead of "a**hole" or "asshole" or it might not publish. Thanks!

Finally, please note that this is not intended to be an “anti-man” or “man-hating” book. As one reviewer pointed out, we use the term “asshole” in a playful, snarky, tongue-in-cheek kind of way to refer to men who are a waste of your time. It’s precisely because we believe there are so many wonderful men out there that we want to help you ditch the bad ones fast!



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Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your LifeStop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your Life
Marina Sbrochi
Women have been conditioned to search for the perfect man who will fulfill the dream of a white dress, a diamond ring, 2.5 kids, and a house in the ’burbs. There is pressure from family, friends and the media! Nowhere in this fairy tale is there anything about falling in love with the one you can’t live without—and having fun doing it!

Do you ever think the reason the divorce rate is so high is because women have been taught that life isn’t complete without a husband? We rush into marriage only to discover that it was never meant to be. Quick, find that man before you reach a certain age, and seal the deal. Make him commit or else! The truth is: a marriage will never work when its foundation is set on shaky ground.

Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your Life bucks the notion that a woman needs a husband to be happy.

Author Marina Sbrochi tells the modern, intelligent woman that she will only find real love when she gets the objective of marriage out of her head—a fundamental mind shift. Change your goal from finding a husband to finding the love of your life, and you’ll find happiness.


The honest, straightforward advice—and the often hilarious accounts—speak to anyone who has read all the “rules” and tried all the tricks, yet can’t seem to get off the starting line.

Stop Looking for a Husband will not only give the intelligent woman ideas for a new and enhanced approach to finding love but will also keep her in stitches with sage advice and true tales that can only happen in real life.








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Five Freebies to Start the Week

by Alana on February 11, 2013



CONTACTCONTACT
AFN CLARKE
This newly expanded edition of AFN Clarke's best selling and controversial memoir CONTACT is a raw, visceral, "no-holds-barred" account of combat from one of the men we paid to kill. When first published it caused a furore for its devastating honesty and chilling revelations. Clarke takes us into the private world of soldiers operating under extreme stress and living each day with their senses on high alert. Where the enemy wears no uniform and shoots from the shadows, and the bomber's trip-wire is an ever-present nightmare. We experience their emotions, fear, courage, humour, bravado and the anguish of death.

In this powerful classic, Clarke vividly recounts his experiences of two tours in Northern Ireland (in Belfast and Crossmaglen) as a Platoon Commander with Britain's elite Parachute Regiment during the blood soaked 1970's. The dangers, political agendas and religious roots underlying the conflict are eerily and heartbreakingly similar to Iraq and Afghanistan today, where soldiers are ordered to hold the lines in an ancient quarrel they have little affinity for, but whose consequences are deadly.

This expanded edition includes a section omitted by the publisher from the original book, where Clarke reveals what it was like to be in his twenties, go to hell and come back having nearly died with half his insides missing, suffering from PTSD and being expected to return to a "normal life". It's a story of the scars of war that affect generations on all sides of a conflict. Of heartache, courage and hope for peace. (Available as an ebook and paperback.)

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE BOOK

"Clarke's tale of his actions in Northern Ireland are eye-opening to this American... like the stories I have heard first-hand from the men who served in Vietnam." Robert, USA 2013.

"The best account we have had of what it is like to serve in Northern Ireland." Richard West, The Times Literary Supplement.

 "A major contribution to our understanding of war and how people act ... Contact is the work of a brave writer." Kevin Toolis, Irish News.

"Contact is one of the best military stories that I have ever read and I recommend it to you in the highest terms; it's a book from a past conflict that has timely and resonant lessons for a present one." Steven McLaughlin, Author of Squaddie: A Soldier's Story. UK 2010.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CONTACT was reviewed by soldiers who served with Captain Clarke as verification of his recollections. First published in the UK in 1983 by Martin Secker & Warburg, it was serialized for 5 days in The Mirror, and became an instant best seller. In 1984 it was published in paperback by PAN Books, by Schocken Books New York and made into an award-winning BBC TV film. The expanded ebook edition was published in 2012, the paperback in 2014. Readers outside the UK are invited to visit Amazon.co.uk for soldier's reviews and comments.

For readers interested in other books by AFN Clarke, though his latest books "The Orange Moon Affair" and "The Jonas Trust Deception" are thrillers and works of fiction, they do continue a thread established in CONTACT, revealing the inner turmoil of a former soldier who wants nothing more than to forget his past and live a "normal" life but whose circumstances make it difficult to do so.

"CONTACT" - BOOK CATEGORIES 

*Biography and Memoirs of Military People
*Memoirs of a Soldier
*Military Best Sellers
*Biography and True Accounts
*Classic Best Seller
*Books Made Into Film
*Controversial Books
*Leaders and Notable People
*Parachute Regiment
*History of Northern Ireland
*Politics and Philosophy

I am Wolf (The Wolfboy Chronicles Book 2)I am Wolf (The Wolfboy Chronicles Book 2)
Willow Rose
They call me Wolfboy. Of that very simple reason that I am part wolf part boy. I'm not immortal as many people might think, but I will live longer than most. Thousands of years longer. I am immune to all diseases, I am stronger than most other beings on this planet and I have lived through many wars and sustained much pain in my life that no human could ever do. I heal easily, but I do get hurt. I have up until this day never told anyone how I became who or what I am.
This is my story.
I am Wolf is a Paranormal thriller with some violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.

I am Wolf is part of The Wolfboy Chronicles. We first met him in Willow Rose's novel "A Gypsy Song".

Professional DestinyProfessional Destiny
Valerie Hausladen
Professional Destiny is one of those rare books that can truly change your life. It will help you discover the unique gift that's inside every one of us, and show you how to use your gift to find the career you were born for. Valerie Hausladen points the way to a more fulfilling professional life by weaving her own experiences with those of business legends and ordinary people. It's invaluable help for anyone searching for the right career-or a second career - at any age.

Internet Dating For Single Moms: How To Find Love Online (Dating Sites 101 Vol 1)Internet Dating For Single Moms: How To Find Love Online (Dating Sites 101 Vol 1)
Berna Vermont
YOUR EASY GUIDE TO ONLINE DATING - INTRODUCTORY OFFER: ONLY $2.99!

The easy guide to online dating, written by Berna Vermont, author of the Online Safety Guide For Women.This book will teach you all the basic guidelines, tips, and steps you need in your own online dating quest!

C O N T E N T :

FOREWORD
1-THE DAY THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
2-IT´S NEVER TOO LATE FOR ROMANCE
3-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY SISTER
4-MY LUCKY SEVEN DATING SITES
5-IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY ORIENTED SITES
6-CONVENIENCE AND SECURITY ISSUES
7-BASIC PILLARS OF DATING SITES
8-HOW TO BUILD YOUR ONLINE PROFILE
9-MY LONG AND WINDING SEARCH
10-HOW TO DETECT ONLINE LIARS
11-ON DATING SINGLE DADS
12-GOING FROM ONLINE TO OFFLINE
13-DEALING WITH LONG DISTANCE
14-INTRODUCING THE KIDS
15-ONLINE DATING AND MARRIAGE
16-APPENDIX ONE: LOVE IN THE AGE OF COMMUNICATION
17-APPENDIX TWO: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MATCHMAKING
18-APPENDIX THREE: CELEBRITIES TURN TO ONLINE DATING
19-APPENDIX FOUR: ONLINE RESOURCES


By the same author of the best-selling book Online Dating Safety Guide For Women: Protecting You & Your Loved Ones (Includes FBI Tips & Cyber Crime Reports)            





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