Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cheat the Hangman by Gloria Ferris FREE January 5-7

Cheat the Hangman by Gloria Ferris


Lyris Pembrooke unearths a terrible family secret in the old mansion she recently inherited. Investigating the tragedy, she delves into the psyche of a damaged WWII soldier, aided by her irrepressible spirit guide and the family psychic.

After inheriting Hammersleigh House from her eccentric great-uncle Patrick, Lyris Pembrooke makes a grisly discovery in the tower room of the Georgian-style mansion―the mummified remains of a child.

To uncover the mystery, Lyris is aided by family psychic Aunt Clematis and Leander, a spirit guide with an attitude, who prefers hanging out with Winston Churchill and John Lennon. While nurturing a new relationship with Blackshore’s Chief of Police, avoiding her controlling ex-husband’s demands, hosting this year’s family reunion and engaging in a psychological battle with the mansion's butler, Lyris is taxed to her limits.

During an oppressive summer heat wave, a tear in the gossamer veil that separates past and present forces Lyris to finally accept her psychic destiny. Driven to find out who murdered little Tommy Pembrooke sixty-eight years ago, she begins a journey back in time.

Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 5-7
Editorial Reviews:
"A refreshing and chilling paranormal mystery you won't want to miss." ―Jeff Bennington, author of Reunion
"A dazzling blend of the bizarre and the domestic, horror and humour, nostalgia and intrigue." —John Moss, author of Reluctant Dead
"Satisfying and romantic…an excellent, enjoyable read!" ―Catherine Astolfo, author of the Emily Taylor Mysteries
"Entertaining and well written...No wonder it was shortlisted for Canada’s Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award." ―N.A.T. Grant, author of Race Without Rules
“A powerful, layered story told with clarity, pizzazz, and humour.” ―Eileen Schuh, author of Schrödinger’s Cat
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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Zombie Always Knocks Twice by E. Van Lowe FREE January 4-6

The Zombie Always Knocks Twice by E. Van Lowe

Hollywood, California, is known for swimming pools, movie stars…and now the risen dead.
Hollywood can be a difficult place to grow up, especially if you’re Kristine Golden, a fifteen-year-old necromancer with a sworn duty to lay the risen dead back to rest and no desire to be in the movie business.
When handsome deadie Alex Romero swaggers into her life, Kris must keep her promise, despite her growing feelings for him. If that’s not enough to give a girl a headache, a murderous zombie comes knocking at Kris’s door, rocking her world and threatening her family.
Can Kris solve the mystery of the rampaging zombie before someone else winds up dead? Or will the walking dead take over Hollywood and turn it into…Hollyweird?
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 4-6
Editorial Reviews:
"The Zombie Always Knocks Twice is your 'backstage pass' to the hidden underbelly of Hollywood, the one few tourists get to see, where there are almost as many 'Deadies' as there are starlets. In this trailblazing mash-up of zombies and movie buffs, E. Van Lowe puts the 'weird'—not to mention totally awesome—in Hollyweird! It's Buffy meets Entourage—with a little Columbo thrown in for good measure—in this incredibly hilarious, twisted, action-packed mash-up of zombies, necromancers, murder, made for TV movies and a fair sprinkling of old Hollywood lore for good measure. Whip-snap pacing, a kick butt heroine, a plot involving zombies, starlets, movie studios, murder, mystery and enough shady characters to fill Central Casting, The Zombie Always Knocks Twice is your ticket to a grand adventure worthy of the big screen." —Rusty Fischer, author of Zombies Don't Cry
"If you want an insight into the secret underworld of Hollyweird, complete with zombies, grave goblins and fast-talking necromancers then look no further than The Zombie Always Knocks Twice. E. Van Lowe is a writing force to be reckoned with and you are in masterful hands from the first page to the last. I loved everything about this fabulous, funny, snarky book and am giving it a big zombie thumbs up!" —Amanda Ashby, author of Zombie Queen of Newbury High 
"Hooray for E. Van Lowe's The Zombie Always Knocks Twice, which breathes new life into the YA Paranormal genre with more than a little bit of tongue in cheek and a whole lot of fun.  Lead by a teenage necromancer who loves to quote movie themes, wears pink fuzzy ear muffs and is desperately trying not to fail algebra, the cast of characters keeps the reader engaged and breathlessly awaiting the next installment." —The Paranormal Romance Guild
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Shifters by Halli Lilburn FREE January 4-6

Shifters by Halli Lilburn

 Reality shifting could destroy Lina's life—or help her overthrow a government conspiracy…
While coping with classes and crushes at an elite private school that has a 'big brother' approach to surveillance and implants strange I.D. tags under each student's skin, Lina Pawlak discovers that students are disappearing. A government agency, Special Force, is creating a superior race of humans by weeding out those with “corrupt” DNA. 
Lina yearns to be a normal teenage girl, though she's anything but "normal." She's a shifter, and her realities are about to multiply. Shifting from one reality to the next, she clings to sanity, tries to prevent a mass genocide and deals with a reoccurring dilemma—she can’t save everyone in every reality.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 4-6
Editorial Reviews:
"In Halli Lilburn's sci-fi adventure, Shifters, a group of elite students traverse a minefield of alternate realities to discover there's one enduring thing worth fighting for—their freedom." —Judith Graves, author of the Skinned series
"A spellbinder that captures the reader on the first page. Eerily insightful and possible, chilling." —Christina Francine, Midwest Book Review
"Shifters is more than just a YA book. It's a book that causes you to stop and think about the way that we view anyone who is different than us. It will move you and have you turning the pages." —Jeff Rivera, author ofForever My Lady
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Dark Water by Chynna Laird FREE January 4/5

Dark Water by Chynna Laird

Some answers are found far beneath the surface…
Sixteen-year-old Freesia Worth has a mystery to solve—the disappearance of her mother at their family lake house. Her traumatized sister Sage hasn't said a word ever since that day.
After almost a year, Detective Barry Cuaco has found nothing but frustrating dead ends. Soon he'll have to let the case go. But Freesia isn’t making it easy for him. She needs answers. Now.
With the help of her secret crush, Rick, and a mysterious Goth girl named Mizu, Freesia learns about an ancient Native legend and a man known as the Watcher of the Lake.
Will Freesia finally uncover the truth? Or will the lake keep its secrets far beneath the dark water?
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 4/5
Editorial Reviews:
"Dark Water is a riveting story of parental loss and a young girl's journey to find justice for her mother's death with the help of a boy who becomes more than her childhood friend.  I didn't want this to end." —Sharon Sala, author of Lunatic Revenge
"Dark Water is a brilliant and original story for readers of all ages that will touch every corner of your heart, mind and soul." —Charlotte Blackwell, author of The Embrace series.
"A ghost story that combines elements of mystery, suspense, and the stirrings of young love, Dark Water will send a delicious shiver up your spine." —S.G. Rogers, author of The Last Great Wizard of Yden
"Chynna tells a suspenseful, nightmarish, haunting tale while like a master seamstress, she weaves real insight throughout the story into the world of war, mental health and special needs. This one will be with me for a long time." —Doreen McGettigan, author of Bristol boyz Stomp
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Traz by Eileen Schuh FREE January 3-5

The Traz by Eileen Schuh
One girl, one undercover cop, one dangerous gang…
Thirteen-year-old Katrina is desperate for an adventure, something to numb her pain and loneliness. When Shrug, a giant biker from The Traz gang, asks if she wants a ride, she makes a reckless, life-changing decision.
Vulnerable and grieving, Katrina becomes a target for the gang's abuse—and there's no way to escape. Until she meets Chad, an undercover cop with rich brown eyes, a gentle chuckle and a plan to rescue her.
Only one problem. Someone is keeping dangerous secrets from them both.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 3-5
Editorial Reviews:
"A compelling read that will keep you turning pages." —The Kindle Book Review
"An intriguing read…exciting." —Amber Hayward, author of the Children of the Panther trilogy
"I finished "The Traz" and absolutely LOVED it." —Jim Brown, international novelist
"Fast paced action and realistic dialogue reveals the underlying message about the dangers of alcohol, drugs and gangs." —Aaron A. Lehman, author of the Mystery on Dog Island trilogy
"A fast-paced story…a thought-provoking venture into modern-day lifestyles and morals." —Donna Carrick, author of The First Excellence
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Night Must Wait by Robin Winter FREE January 1-3

Night Must Wait by Robin Winter

Four best friends—one is a liar and a murderer…
In the mid-1960s, Kate Wilton, an extraordinary painter who could mimic any of the great artists, sells her three friends the dream that anything is possible in Nigeria, including wealth and fame. None of these brilliant, ambitious women comprehend that civil war will blow their world asunder. They should be careful what they wish for.
Gilman practices medicine—a miracle worker in rural villages—and finds love with a mercenary in the chaos of battle. Lindsay buys up debts of important men, and under the cover of a U. S. Embassy job consolidates influence with a private web of spies. And Sandy discovers she can become the woman she thought unattainable, in a place that never demands she grow up.
One of these four is willing to sacrifice the others…
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 1-3
Editorial Reviews:
"A riveting novel of bravery and danger, friendship and betrayal...spellbinding." —John M. Daniel, author of Behind the Redwood Door
"Complex, compelling…Deep, insightful characterization, rendered in elegant prose." —John Reed, author of Thirteen Mountain
"Night Must Wait is a knockout. Robin Winter really delivers the goods with her twisting tale." —Norb Vonnegut, author of The Trust
"A novel of beauty and brutality as complex as the history of Nigeria and as subtle and passionate as the characters who inhabit this powerful work." —Jervey Tervalon, author of Understand This
"Equal parts harrowing and elegant, a master work of fiction…quite astonishing." —Monte Schulz, author of This Side of Jordan
"The world Robin Winter takes us to in Night Must Wait is not the fantasy of Dorothy and Toto, no longer in Kansas; it is the scary, all too-real Africa." —Shelly Lowenkopf, author of The Fiction Writer's Handbook
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A Purse to Die For by Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St-Pierre FREE January 1-3

A Purse to Die For by Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St-Pierre

What’s more treacherous than navigating a pack of society matrons at a designer sale? 
Stalking a killer…
When fashionista and television celeb Gina Monroe goes home to attend the funeral of her late grandmother, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. And the reading of the will is anything but fashionable as unanswered questions arise. Who is the dead woman in the woods behind the family house? And why is she dressed in Milano designer clothes?
With help from her cousin Tony and Detective Rob Dumont, Gina investigates the not-so-model citizens around her. When another murder occurs, a pattern slowly emerges and Gina wonders if her grandmother's death wasn't so natural after all.
Book Details:
FREE Kindle edition - January 1-3
Editorial Reviews:
"Page-turning pace, fascinating characters, sly wit, and a plot that will keep you guessing." —Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of Dire Threads
"Fast-paced suspense, charismatic characters, and dialogue to die for. Brisk plotting with a deadly twist at the end." —Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
"Campbell and St-Pierre have style in the way they present, develop and portray their characters. This novel grabs hold of you from the get go with its cast of wacky and malicious relations. A delightful novel with complex relationships and a series of shocking secrets. The authors have a knack for wonderful turns of phrase, which are one reason why this novel is a delight to read. Then there is one mystery after another and suspense building to an unforgettable conclusion. Campbell and St-Pierre create a delectable concoction of savoury and unsavoury characters, sex, delicious humour and suspense. This winning combination can't help but delight readers." —Garry Ryan, Lambda-nominated author of Malabarista
"An old fashioned murder with modern sensibility; stylish characterization, and delicious plot; artistically woven." —Rebekkah Adams, author of Front Porch Mannequins
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