Saturday, December 29, 2012

Innocent Little Crimes by C.S. Lakin FREE December 29-31

Innocent Little Crimes by C. S. Lakin

Six naïve guests plus revenge served cold equals a recipe for disaster…
Lila Carmichael may be a rich and famous comedienne, but she’s hidden her greatest talent from her adoring fans—her ability to simmer, spice and serve a carefully constructed tour de force at a cozy reunion on her private island in the Pacific Northwest.
Six unsuspecting guests have forgotten the innocent little crimes they committed against poor, gullible Lila fifteen years ago in college. All are teetering on the brink of ruin, hoping the famous Lila will come to their rescue. But their desperation plays them right into her hand.
One by one, Lila's guests are figuratively killed off in a vicious parlor game called Wolves. And revenge turns bittersweet when the weekend is over…and one guest is dead for real.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 29-31
Editorial Reviews:
"Revenge is indeed a dish best served cold in this fast-paced, thrilling story. Lila Carmichael is the Queen of Comedy, a wealthy TV actress with legions of adoring fans, who capitalizes on her less-than-gorgeous looks and snarky sense of humor…But Lila hasn’t forgotten how cruel they were to her when she was a heavy, unhappy preacher’s daughter too naive to know they were using her. And now she’s got them trapped right where she wants them, and she turns them on each other, bringing to light their greed and the dark secrets they’ve been keeping all these years. Before the weekend is over, one of them will end up dead…a page-turning thrill-ride that will have readers holding their breath the whole way through." — Publishers Weekly
"Take a remote island setting and an ill-fated reunion, throw in a few hot tempers, and a dash of revenge, and you end up with murder...and a puzzle that mystery lovers will relish unraveling. C. S. Lakin delivers readers a real page-turner with "Innocent Little Crimes," an engaging whodunit that pulls readers in from the first page. Who knew reunions could be so deadly?" —Elizabeth Craig, author of Quilt or Innocence
"This psychological thriller is reminiscent of Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist of all time. The pacing is excellent and keeps you on the edge. Lakin's word pictures are so good you'll think you're watching a movie. This is definitely a novel that needs to be a permanent resident in your collection because you'll want to read it over and over—the greatest compliment any book can ever get." —Ken Farmer, author ofBlack Eagle Force
"Combine one part Agatha Christie, one part Lord of the Flies and a hefty measure of Roseanne Barr. Blend with strong character development, excellent writing, a solid story and glaze liberally with selfish human nature. Yields one fine serving of Innocent Little Crimes." —Claude Bouchard, bestselling author of Vigilante
"C. S. Lakin's Innocent Little Crimes will make you think twice before attending your next reunion. Most people stay the same year after year... but some don't." —Kirkus MacGowan, author of The Fall of Billy Hutching
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Blonde Demolition by Chris Redding FREE December 29-31

Blonde Demolition by Chris Redding

You just can't hide from the past...
Mallory Sage lives in a small, idyllic town where nothing ever happens. Just the kind of life she has always wanted. No one, not even her fellow volunteer firefighters, knows about her past life as an agent for Homeland Security.
Former partner and lover, Trey McCrane, comes back into Mallory's life. He believes they made a great team once, and that they can do so again. Besides, they don't have much choice. Paul Stanley, a twisted killer and their old nemesis, is back.
Framed for a bombing and drawn together by necessity, Mallory and Trey go on the run and must learn to trust each other again―if they hope to survive. But Mallory has been hiding another secret, one that could destroy their relationship. And time is running out.
Book Details: 
FREE Kindle edition - December 29-31
Editorial Reviews:
"An explosive thriller as taut as a tripwire."  —Scott Nicholson, author ofLiquid Fear
"Bombs, assassins, lovers and friends all mesh together around the heroine to create a tapestry of intrigue, love, and adventure. Redding has a devoted reader." —Bri Clark, author of Glazier
An old flame, a new danger, and just the right number of twists pull you thru to the end of this intense romantic suspense. Hunky firemen not withstanding, what else could anyone ask for? A great read!" —Linda J. Parisi, author of Noble Heart
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Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery FREE December 29-31

Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery

Mail order bride, Livy Green, is desperate to escape the memories of her past. John Taylor will never love another woman again, but his children need a mother. Will they learn to trust each other, or will their pasts interfere?
Longing to escape the awful memories and the saloon she once sang in, Livy Green lies about her past so she can be a wife to John Taylor and mother to his two young children. Overwhelmed by the task, she struggles to put her resentment aside and love them as her own.
John loved his first wife and is still heartbroken over the loss, but he needs a mother for his children. When his distant and unfriendly mail order bride arrives, he begins to doubt his decision, though one glance into Livy's terrified green eyes tells him he can’t turn his back on her.
As Livy's past catches up with her and suspicious accidents begin to happen on the ranch, she is tempted to come clean and tell John the truth. But will he send her back if she does? Or will they forever be CHASING CLOVERS?
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 29-31
Editorial Reviews:
"This book takes your breath away in its depth of raw emotion and binding love. Chasing Clover is a page turner from the first page to its last page...I couldn't stop reading it. High fives all around!" —Lillian Cauldwell, Passionate World Radio, Inc.
"A compelling story line. A combination of suspense, tension and romance will keep you turning the page until the end." —Michelle Ferguson, author of From Away
"Everything I wanted in a Historical Romance was in this story…Any romance aficionado will love this book and this author." —Tammy Gaines, NovelOpinion
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Soul and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod FREE December 29/30

Soul and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod

In ancient Egypt, a young priestess of the goddess Hathor is laid to rest in a beautiful tomb with everything she needs for her journey into the afterlife…
Three thousand years later, archaeologist Ursula Allingham discovers the mummy of Amisihathor and is confronted by a mystery. Is the man buried with the priestess really her husband? Or was she actually in love with a scribe called Kamenwati and separated from him in life as well as death?
To answer these questions, Dame Ursula turns to Egyptology student and artist Lily Evans, who reluctantly agrees to help. Lily learns that she is psychically linked to Amisihathor and  experiences a strange, unsettling phenomenon—the memories and emotions of the Egyptian woman. Luckily, Lily has her beloved pet Cleocatra and her irrepressible friend Katy to keep her grounded in reality. Or so she hopes.
Dealing with the challenges of falling in love with Ursula’s grandson Kent, the reappearance of her ex-fiance Stephen and the demands of her mother and her boss Professor Briggs, Lily soon realizes she has taken on much more than she bargained for.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 29/30
Editorial Reviews:
"An enlightening, engaging tale with a pleasantly surprising twist...a literary treat for readers of all ages." —Apex Reviews
"Engaging…a double-storyline that weaves seamlessly back and forth between the present and the past through a clever plot." — Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
"A deep and complex tale of deceit, danger and love." —Jenn L., Romance Junkies
"Writing good romance is like painting modern art. Most of it sucks but every once in awhile someone comes up with something brilliant." —Mark McGinty, author of The Cigar Maker
"Five stars and five golden tombs filled with priceless jewels." —Fran Lewis, author of My Name Is Bertha
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Space Hive by Kenna McKinnon FREE December 26-28

SpaceHive by Kenna McKinnon

There's a buzz in the air—and it's deadly…
After getting kidnapped by giant alien bees, twelve-year-old Jason Anderson is transported to a spaceship called SpaceHive. There, he learns of a horrifying plot to annihilate Earth's human population so that extraterrestrial bees and wasps can migrate to a new world.
As a swarm of spaceships make a beeline toward Earth, Jason must convince three friendly worker bees to help him escape his space prison and find other humans to aid in his mission to stop the invasion. But General Vard, wasp commander of the Black Watch, has other plans.
Can Jason unite the nations of Earth in their common fight to destroy these alien invaders? Or will Earth be lost to the sting of conspiracy and a worldwide massacre?
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 26-28
Editorial Reviews:
"SPACEHIVE is a fast paced, cross-pollination of a plot populated with invading giant wasps and bees sure to sting the imagination of its target audience." —Paula Shene, author of Mandy the Alpha Dog
"Sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying, and always imaginative, this high-tech, interplanetary tale will keep you buzzing through page after page. You will never look at bees the same way!" —Val Muller, author of Corgi Capers: Deceit on Dorset Drive
"Wickedly funny and brimming with satire—a strange and quirky twist on the science fiction genre that will leave you in stitches. Highly recommended for youngsters and their parents alike!" —Derrick Hibbard, author of Impish
"Many novels have a sting in the tail, SPACEHIVE is literally full of them! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. SPACEHIVE is not only imaginative, but also extremely thought provoking. An absolute credit to this first time author. Bravo!" —Philip Parry, author of Wishful Thinking
"Don't get stung and miss this. You'll hive a great read and get a buzz." —Alan Place, author of Pat Canella: Dockland Murders
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Asenath by Anna Patricio FREE December 26/27

Asenath by Anna Patricio

Two Destinies...One Journey of Love
In a humble fishing village on the shores of the Nile lives Asenath, a fisherman's daughter who has everything she could want. Until her perfect world is shattered.
When a warring jungle tribe ransacks the village and kidnaps her, separating her from her parents, she is forced to live as a slave. And she begins a journey that will culminate in the meeting of a handsome and kind steward named Joseph.
Like her, Joseph was taken away from his home, and it is in him that Asenath comes to find solace…and love. But just as they are beginning to form a bond, Joseph is betrayed by his master’s wife and thrown into prison.
Is Asenath doomed to a lifetime of losing everything and everyone she loves?
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 26/27
Editorial Reviews:
"High adventure and passionate love amid the turbulent world of Ancient Egypt." ―Mirella Patzer, author of THE BLIGHTED TROTH
"A captivating love story." ―Lee Harmon, author of REVELATION: THE WAY IT HAPPENED
"A true clash of cultures and religion with love as the bridge to happiness." ―Haley Elizabeth Garwood, author of THE WARRIOR QUEEN series
"Absorbing and well researched…beautiful." ―Diana Wallis Taylor, author of JOURNEY TO THE WELL
"An intriguing look at an almost-forgotten woman of the Bible." ―India Edghill, author of QUEENMAKER
"Transports you to an ancient land of mystery and breathes vibrant life into a little-known figure from a well known story." ―Bruce Judisch, author of A PROPHET'S TALE
"A compelling read." ―Deborah Galiley, author of POLISHED ARROWS
"A beautiful, tightly woven story of many colors, both epic and intimate in scope." ―Susan J. McLeod, author of SOUL AND SHADOW
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Safe Harbor by Rosemary McCracken FREE December 26-28

Safe Harbor by Rosemary McCracken

How far would you go for family?
Financial advisor Pat Tierney’s world is shattered when a visitor to her office tells her that Pat's late husband is the father of a seven-year-old boy. Stunned by the revelation of her husband's affair, Pat is even more shocked when the woman bolts from the office, leaving young Tommy behind.
When Tommy's mother is murdered, police tell Pat that the boy may be the killer's next target. In a desperate race to protect Tommy, Pat's searches for the truth and uncovers a deadly scheme involving illegal immigrants, trafficking in human body parts and money laundering.
And Pat discovers that she'll do just about anything to keep her family safe.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 26-28
Editorial Reviews:
"McCracken’s first novel offers a coherent structure, an exact feel for the Toronto locales, and, in Pat, a hugely attractive sleuth figure." —Toronto Star
"An absorbing page-turner you won't want to miss." —Rick Mofina, bestselling author of The Burning Edge
"Rosemary McCracken has a deft touch for writing believable exciting plot...a great read." —Maureen Jennings, author of the Detective William Murdoch mysteries
"Fast-paced...compelling...will stay with you long after you've turned the final page." —Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mysteries
"A clever, original combination of domestic cozy and international intrigue…hooked me from page one until the final action-packed pages." —Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series
"An intriguing mystery. A highly entertaining read!" —D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon
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Heckel Casey by James Hoch FREE December 26-28

Heckel Casey by James Hoch

Sometimes the world needs a hero...
Former high school teacher Heckel Casey knows how civilization collapsed in this post-apocalyptic world. And he knows who is responsible for the evil that has nearly decimated humanity. His journey across the country slowly reveals that there is a power growing inside of him that is strong enough to confront the evil and eliminate it.
Sometimes the world needs a savior...
Encountering attacks from hellish snakes, demonic bikers, violent tempests, not to mention self-doubt, deception and betrayal, Heckel must overcome these ‘bumps’ in the road to lead his companions to the ultimate battle to save humanity.
This world needs Heckel Casey.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 26-28
Editorial Reviews:
"James Hoch has a way of bringing Heckel to life with captivating and clean writing. Heckel Casey is a must read post-apocalyptic thriller that you won't want to miss. Looking forward to more from Mr. Hoch." —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of Reunion
"Heckel Casey by James Hoch is the classic struggle between good and evil. Reminiscent of Stephen King's The Stand, the story follows Heckel and Sela across the country as they gather an army of end-of-the-world survivors for a showdown with Madeline, the devil's hand-picked protégé. Hoch proves to be a master storyteller with an impeccable sense of pacing. He uses his characters' conversations to fill in back story and increase tension. As a result, Heckel Casey grabs the reader from prologue to epilogue. I look forward to a sequel." —Roxanne Smolen, bestselling author of The Amazing Wolf Boy
"I just finished reading Heckel...I really don't know what to say except that your book needs to be read by our entire world. The fight between good and evil has progressively become more and more blatant in our past decade; you have brought it further to light by allowing the reader to become a part of 'it,' to live the battle against 'it' through the lives and eyes of Heckel, Sela and friends, if only metaphorically, and then to empower the reader with the antidote—HOPE!...easy to read, hard to put down, well written, an excellent novel for these troubling times." —Bev Suszek, library technician
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The Bridgeman by Catherine Astolfo FREE December 26-28

The Bridgeman by Catherine Astolfo

Some secrets can come back to haunt you…
Principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she'd rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer innocently disguised as an ordinary citizen.
As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily's investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill's residents are merely wearing masks. And it's time for those masks to be ripped away…and for a killer's identity to be revealed.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 26-28
Editorial Reviews:
"Astolfo grabs small-town Ontario and shakes it until its ugly secrets pour out." —Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
"A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end." —Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
"Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill." —Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ebooks for Nook, Kobo, Sony, Apple ereaders and more

Did you get a Kobo, Nook, Sony or other kind of ereader from Santa this year? If so, we've got some books for you!

All of our ebooks are available for the Kindle ereader via Amazon, and due to a special exclusive deal we have with Amazon, some of our titles are not available at this time for other ereaders.

But we do have some ebooks especially for Nook, Kobo and other ereaders.

First, check out IMAJIN THIS!, our special chapter sample book that features our 2011 and older titles, with a sneak peak of each. You can download this book free from Smashwords, in multiple file formats for any ereader. Or you can buy it for $0.99 from Amazon (we're waiting for them to match the free price.)

Looking for a political thriller with heart and meaning? Check out C. Robert Lee's THE OTHER FACE OF GOD.

Sometimes faith is found in the eyes of a child…

In 1968 Father Doug Ryan, an angst-driven Los Angeles priest, is sent to Peru to investigate a padre accused of using mission funds to buy guns for Communist guerrillas. 

Here's the perfect book for horror fans - SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET & OTHER CREEPY STORIES by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. 

Thirteen creepy stories take you from one hold-your-breath chapter to the next.

Enter the closet…

In this dark, suspenseful and somewhat comical look at one man's desires, REMOTE CONTROL by international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif delivers a strong message: Be careful what you wish for! 

(This story is also featured in the anthology above.)

Need more chills and thrills? Check out WHAT FEARS BECOME: An Anthology from The Horror Zine, featuring international bestselling authors and newcomers to the horror genre.

From classic horror and pure suspense to Twilight-Zone-style dark fantasy, WHAT FEARS BECOME relentlessly explores our basic fears and leaves you with twisted endings that will make your skin crawl…

Please visit our website to see our other fabulous titles.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Incendiary by Chris Redding FREE December 23-26

Incendiary by Chris Redding

What if your past came back to haunt you?
Chelsea James, captain of the Biggin Hill First Aid Squad, has had ten years to mend a broken heart and forget about the man who'd left her hurt and bewildered. Ten years to get her life on track. But fate has other plans.
Fire Inspector Jake Campbell, back in town after a decade, investigates a string of arsons, only to discover they are connected to the same arsons he'd been accused of long ago. Now his past has come back to haunt him, and Chelsea is part of that past.
Together, Chelsea and Jake must join forces to defeat their mutual enemy. Only then can they hope to rekindle the flames of passion. But before they can do that, Chelsea must learn to trust again. Their lives could depend on it.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 23-26
Editorial Reviews:
"Incendiary by Chris Redding defines what layered, fiery storytelling means: (1) She knows firefighting science and technology, (2) she knows how to mix a flammable brew of plot, character, setting  & dialogue, and  (3) she knows how to keep the erotic elements flaming as well. Leading lady Chelsea James wowed me! In fact, the depth of all Redding's characters insisted I pay attention."  —Robert W. Walker, author of the Instinct Series 
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White Heaven Women by Jessie B. Tyson FREE December 23-25

White Heaven Women by Jessie B. Tyson

Separated by Death, Reunited by Fate…
In the year 1899, in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK, Lady Constance Witherspoon, only 14 years of age, gives birth to twin girls during a tumultuous storm. Lady Elisa (Beth) is born with a diagnosis of demonic possession, while her twin, Lady Sarah, is crushed and killed when the ceiling collapses in the storm.
In the year 2000, Sally Witherspane returns home to Whitehaven and is haunted by relentless nightmares about demons and a baby crushed at birth. To discover the meaning of these dreams, she seeks the help of the local psychic, who instructs Sally to attend a past life meeting. It is there that Sally meets Beth Witherspoon.
Persuaded by a ghostly blue apparition, Sally documents a family history filled with deception, abuse and an ancient evil, and she must summon strength and faith to become the woman she is destined to be, one of the last descendants of the White Heaven Women.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 23-25
Editorial Reviews:
"Jessie Tyson evokes the sights, smells, accents and atmosphere of early 20th century northern England to give us a tale of re-incarnation that marches past even our present times; a novel of hope and of the multiple chances that re-incarnation provides the soul in search of enlightenment." —Shane Joseph, author of The Ulysses Man
"A terrifying tale of reincarnation, demons and protective blue ghosts. Debut author Jessie B. Tyson paints a literary landscape of bygone days so skillfully the main characters leap off the pages into our hearts." —Betty Dravis, best-selling co-author of Six-Pack of Blood
"Jessie has written a fast paced book with vivid characters. The sense of place is thoroughly described and puts the reader firmly in the scene—I could imagine everything clearly. Her main character is likeable and you will find yourself wanting to know what happens next. A great book to get lost in on a rainy day." —Dionne Lister, author of Shadows of the Realm
"Nobody knows how to entwine a novel together better than Jessie B. Tyson, as she draws us into a life with Beth, a young lady who seems to have the most complicated life and survival. Beth's path is paved with horror, suspense, paranormal, life, death, love and hate all woven together with such powerfulness, so real, so fragile, yet gripping enough to keep you on the edge to know more. I fell in love with Beth and her sharp mind, fragile body, and her warm heart, and you will too." —Peggy Grigowski, author of A Glimpse of What If
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Hudson Catalina by Linda Merlino FREE December 23-25

Hudson Catalina by Linda Merlino

One day has the power to change a life forever… 
During a Nor'easter that pounds Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Hudson Catalina—wife, mother and breast cancer victim—makes her regular chemotherapy treatment despite a loss of hope, then sets off in the family's old pickup to find all-occasion decorations for her daughter's fifth birthday party.
But fate has other plans for Hudson.
At Whales Market, she meets Willy Wu, an autistic grocery cart collector, and Ruby Desmond, the storeowner. Destiny has brought the three together to be taken hostage by a killer more brutal than any form of cancer.
Now Hudson Catalina must face her darkest fear—her demon…death.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 23-25
Editorial Reviews:
"A riveting story, both powerful and poignant in its telling.  Merlino's immense talent shines on every page." —Howard Roughan, New York Times bestselling author of "The Promise of a Lie."
"A Novel way to regain the will to live. Ridgefield author, Linda Merlino has a powerful tale to tell in her second novel." —Carole Goldberg, The Hartford Courant
"In a day and age of a struggling publishing industry just when you are about to lose hope in the literati, this kind of writing makes you find new hope yet again." —Zinta Aistars, writer and editor for The Smoking Poet Magazine
"From the very first page, author Linda Merlino tugged at my heartstrings, luring me in like a lost fish.  I admit I put up little resistance, eagerly devouring each word…hook, line and sinker…" —Betty Dravis, author of 1106 Grand Boulevard
"This is easily the best mystery I have read in many a moon.  I hope Ms. Merlino has another one as good out very soon." —Robert Parks, author of Convoy 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fatal Error by Eileen Schuh FREE December 22-24

Fatal Error by Eileen Schuh

Four lives intertwined by fate may lead to one fatal error…
When the police chopper rescues her from The Traz biker compound, fourteen-year-old Katrina thinks she’s escaping her brutal past. But she soon discovers that the cops know her darkest secrets, and she slides into an emotional hell of horror and guilt.
Shrug, the undercover officer who recruited her to the gang, struggles to undo the harm he has inflicted, but his attempts to protect Katrina spiral out of control. His boss, Sergeant Kindle, knows nothing can be forgotten and much must be forgiven before Katrina or Shrug will be free from the aftermath of the police sting. 
Complicating matters, Katrina's dream relationship with another undercover officer, Chad, hits a major firewall when she discovers he's engaged. Just one fatal error could send Katrina, and everyone else involved, down a path of destruction that could leave no survivors.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 22-24
Editorial Reviews:
"In Fatal Error, Eileen Schuh gives us a wise, haunting, deeply moving sequel to The Traz. The very best in today's motorcycle gang stories just got a little better. Her character of Katrina is the Scarlet O'Hara of the new generation. Unforgettable!" —Betty Dravis, best-selling co-author of award-winning Six-Pack of Blood
"In Fatal Error, author Schuh creates a compassionate tale of human behaviour and consequences. Writing with her trademark depth and intelligence, she draws us into the compelling world of teen-runaway Katrina Buckhold." —Donna Carrick, award-winning author of The First Excellence
"Eileen Schuh weaves a subtle plot where nothing is quite what it appears. Katrina’s continuing journey is a painful one as she lays old ghosts to rest and tries to find her place in the adult world." —Joanna Lambert, author of Between Today and Yesterday
"Fatal Error held me as captivated as The Traz. A great sequel. " —Jacinta Zechariah, book reviewer for World Literary Café
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Deadly Legacy by Alison Bruce FREE December 22/23

Deadly Legacy by Alison Bruce

Even in the future, the past can kill you...
In 2018, rookie detective Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can't stand and a legacy to live up to.
Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.
No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can't avoid each other—and they might be next on a killer's list. 
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 22/23
Editorial Reviews:
“Bruce writes a novel, which grips your attention from the first page. There is romance, grief and a complex plot. It has grim crime scenes, the unexpected beauty found in the dark corners of a city, vividly realistic characters and an irreverent sense of humour. In other words, it's a treat for the senses. This is a great read. Alison Bruce's Kate Garrett is a wonderful, complex, intelligent and realistic character. Then Bruce surrounds Kate with other quirky personalities. As a result, the reader is along for the hunt while Kate tracks a poisonous predator.” —Garry Ryan, award-winning author of Malabarista
"Deadly Legacy is a compelling story of loss, deception, and finding one's place in a world where change is fast and unwelcome. Set in 2018, Alison Bruce has a created an intelligent plot in an intriguing environment. Her smooth writing style and fast-paced scenes immerse the reader into complicated lives filled with grudges. Best of all, Kate Garrett is a sensible professional blessed with a welcome mix of brains and heart, and she might have met her match in the handsome and uncertain Jake. The potential for a hot sizzling romance is there, and I can't wait for this duo to pair up for more crime solving adventures." —Debra Purdy Kong, author of Deadly Accusations
"Bruce has woven an ingenious plot, defty delivered through the eyes of the newest detection pairing—Carmedy and Garrett." —Alison Bruce, author of The Calling
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Fire and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod FREE December 22-24

Fire and Shadow by Susan J. McLeod

When the dead need to speak, she must listen…
Artist and Egyptologist Lily Evans struggles with her newly discovered psychic talents, while trying to get her life back to normal now that her mother is in a mental institution and the man Lily loves is far away in England. But "normal" is the last thing she finds.
When her best friend Katy takes her to a Celtic Faire, Lily meets a druid fortune-teller, who warns her that she can “never escape the Other.” Frightened and angry, Lily ignores his dire warning and stumbles across an eerie old portrait of a beautiful woman, who has something to tell her.
With the help of the enigmatic druid and his gifted friends, Lily embarks on a dangerous journey to unravel the mysteries of the portrait, the tarot card reader, an ancient book and whispers of witchcraft. She must discover the truth behind them all…or risk losing her very soul.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 22-24
Editorial Reviews:
"A unique fantasy read, engaging and hard to put down." —Robert Kerr, bestselling author of Completely Restored
"BEWITCHING! A witch is betrayed. Hunted down for her power, she uses her final moments to cast a lasting spell. A flickering shadow embedded in a portrait holding the key, the Lily Evans saga continues in big way. Susan McLeod has again crafted a hauntingly beautiful tale that delivers all the mystery and mystique her fans have been expecting, and more! If you loved Soul and Shadow, you must read this!" —Wendy Potocki, author of Adduné: The Vampire’s Game
"The characters are interesting and I was kept wondering who would turn out to be the bad one…The book is short and fast-paced…An enjoyable read with a satisfying conclusion. Susan McLeod has done a fine job in reintroducing us to the heroine of her first novel, Soul and Shadow." —L.C. Evans, author of Talented Horsewoman
"Another haunting, lyrical story from Susan McLeod. Lily Evans continues on her path toward the truth, unlocking mysteries that will leave you breathless and spellbound. A must-read!" —Adriana Ryan, author of Her Heart’s Desire
"The plot of this fast moving novel is plausible and exciting, delving into the psychic, dark magic, and white magic. Lily Evans stays true to her own soul and power and the ending of the book brings more excitement and one cannot wait for the next Lily Evans novel. Susan Jane McLeod is a talent that gracefully paints the pictures from page to mind's eye with great ease and I recommend both Susan Jane's books heartily. Not only that, I cannot wait for the next Lily Evans Novel!!! A great read!" —Ellen George, author of Thirst
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Under a Texas Star by Alison Bruce FREE December 20/21

Under a Texas Star by Alison Bruce 

Disguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion.
When Marly Landers is fooled by con man Charlie Meese, she's determined to bring him to justice―even if it means dressing up as a boy and setting off across the plains to find him.
Texas Ranger Jase Strachan is also after Meese, for crimes committed in Texas. He joins forces with the young boy in a journey that takes them to Fortuna, where a murder interrupts their mission. Jase is duty bound to find the killer, no matter the cost.
Marly carries out her own investigation and comes to the aid of Amabelle Egan, the sister of one of the suspects. But appearances are deceiving, and Marly is mistaken for Amabelle’s suitor, making her a target for the killer. Not to mention, Charlie Meese is still out there.
Under the Texas stars, Marly and Jase are drawn together by circumstances beyond their control, yet fate plots to tear them apart. Will Marly finally get her man? 
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - December 20/21
Editorial Reviews:
"A delightful Western tale that blends engaging adventure with spirited romance. Reminds me of Louis L'Amour novels...Bruce is a terrific story-teller...a complete joy to read. She immerses readers into a smoking Western that is also a spunky romance and reminiscent of the Texas Rangers television series." ―Christina Francine, Midwest Book Review
"Filled with realistic dialog and a good attention to period detail, Bruce manages to create a believable story that captures our imagination. Well written with a compelling plot, Under a Texas Star brings a delightfully new and strong heroine to the literary world. Highly recommended." ―Wendy Thomas, Allbook Reviews
"Alison Bruce's western tale of intrigue, murder, and love is a page-turning, action-packed, made-of-awesome read. UNDER A TEXAS STARbelongs on every reader's keeper shelf―it already has a place on mine! Love, love, loved it!" ―Michele Bardsley, national bestselling author ofNever Again
"Romance as sweeping as the Texas sky." ―Gwyn Cready, Rita award-winning author of Seducing Mr. Darcy
"This is a rollicking adventure and Marly Landers is a girl with True Grit." ―Phyllis Smallman, Arthur Ellis award-winning author of Champagne for Buzzards
"L'amour in the style of Louis L'Amour…Pin a silver star on this thrilling tale of love and justice in the old west." ―Lou Allin, author ofOn the Surface Die
"I loved the murder mystery…as well as the sense of humor which had me either chuckling or laughing out loud." ―Jacqueline Wilson, Deputy Sheriff for Publications of the Chicago Corral of the Westerners
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