Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Thursday Apr 18)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

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Out of the Shadow, by J.S. Winn. (Still free?)

Becca Rosen survives a rape and the death of her husband, but police think she faked the attack to get away with her husband's murder. Free today!

"The conclusion is riveting, unexpected, and as satisfying as the rising psychological suspense which begins from the first page and ends with a bang." -- D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Any reader interested in compelling mysteries will find OUT OF THE SHADOW a powerful read, telling of one Becca Rosen, who survives a rape and just wants to move on with life. The only trouble is: she's being stalked by a psychopath who has a different agenda for her, and the police are convinced she's faking the rape to get away with her husband's murder.

Desperate, Becca hires a psychotherapist to help her handle the flashbacks and nightmares that are plaguing her - only to find that hypnotherapy is peeling back some dangerous layers of memory even as three men, new in her life, may not be as they seem.

First- and third-person perspectives alternate in a series of twists and turns that offer a stunning conclusion to a story replete with intrigue and deceptions.

Like the layers of an onion, OUT OF THE SHADOW peels away personalities, motivations, underlying motives, and dark, long-hidden secrets that immerse a circle of people in a web of dangerous associations.

The conclusion is riveting, unexpected, and as satisfying as the rising psychological suspense which begins from the first page and ends with a bang. D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review


Fear is an insidious emotion; it causes us not only to distrust those around us, but also to distrust ourselves. Can we believe the assurances of others that we are safe? How far do we trust our memories when others insist that we’re wrong?

In the opening chapter of Out of the Shadow, Becca Rosen is raped in her bedroom, and her husband is murdered and left to die in their living room. The police can’t find any proof of a break-in, so she becomes the lead suspect for the murder. Becca believes that she’s got a stalker who did it, but she can’t prove it, and each time she tells the police about her convictions, the evidence doesn’t hold up.

Becca decides to seek professional help from Dr. Sarah Abrams, a therapist who specializes in Repressed Memory Syndrome. Yet Dr. Abrams, too, is grappling with love, betrayal, and the possibility of a new relationship on the horizon.

Out of the Shadow is a story within a story…within another story. That level of complexity can be a mess in the hands of an unskilled writer, but author J. S. Winn’s novel is so exquisitely dovetailed that the pieces unfold cleanly and clearly. Winn writes from her own experience as a therapist, and it shows in her deep awareness of Becca’s inner world and her skillful exploration of family and romantic relationships. She’s equally adept at creating the heart-stopping moments that a great crime mystery requires. Topping it off is the Philadelphia setting, which the author has filled with well-known landmarks and film-noir-esque side streets, which will be interesting for any reader but especially for a lover of Philadelphia (as I am).

This is such a terrific page-turner that I lost sleep on the three nights that it took for me to complete it. Since the book is multiple stories in one, there are also several layers of red herrings, but that just hooked me all the more. --  Debra Sponable, Nights and Weekends

371 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 59 reviews.

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Kiss Me or Die, by Scott Nicholson. (Still 0.99?)

Richard's autobiography has been repeatedly rejected, but he can't stop writing about the people inside his head. Then something sinister lodges in his mind, and the people he loves start to die. Save $2 today on this horror / thriller from acclaimed author Scott Nicholson!

"The book is a literary treasure, creepy and cruel, witty, sarcastic, full of dark humor and with an undercurrent of sadness, but, most of all, enormously entertaining with great dialogue. It is a fascinating study of human psychology, of the conflicting voices and emotions in all of us, the darkness that lurks in the back of our minds and, if left unrecognized, threatens to overpower what's good in us. And last, but most importantly, it is a story of redemption and love." -- Amazon reviewer

Richard's life is a horror story. And it's all the fault of those people inside his head.

Richard thinks he has them stereotyped for his autobiography, but he’s about to get a new tenant: the Insider, a malevolent soul-hopping spirit that may or may not be born from Richard’s nightmares and demands a co-writing credit and a little bit of foot-kissing dark worship.

Now Richard doesn’t know which voice to trust. The book’s been rejected 117 times. The people he loves keep turning up dead. And here comes the woman of his dreams.

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A dark romantic thriller in the style of Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lindsay's "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" series, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Scott Nicholson is author of 15 other paranormal, mystery, and suspense thrillers, including the #1 Kindle bestsellers LIQUID FEAR, DISINTEGRATION, THE RED CHURCH, and THE SKULL RING.

314 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 44 reviews.

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Swimming Upstream, by Ruth Mancini. (Still free?)

Swimming Upstream is a thoughtful but often humorous book about life and surviving its knocks. Set in the early 1990s in Cambridge and London, it is also a story of friendship, love and divided loyalties – and the moral choices that Lizzie ultimately faces, when the chips are down. Free today!

""A brilliant "chic lit" novel that is gripping and hard to put down. I found myself totally absorbed in the story and feeling Lizzie's dilemmas... A book about life choices, coming to terms and moving on." - Karen Marquick, blogger and reviewer.

"A warmly busy story…you won't be bored as Mancini dissects some of the passions and failures that beset this lively group of young people. I read this in a day and found it to be fun and genuinely entertaining. – Eileen Shaw, Amazon Top 500 reviewer" --

“I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened.”

Lizzie has begun to achieve all the things she thought she had ever wanted, but realises instead that she is far from happy. Then she steps out into the path of an oncoming car, and her life begins to unravel, setting off a life-changing chain of events.

Lizzie leaves her boyfriend and her home and moves to London to pursue her career. There, she attempts to overcome the legacy of her past and find out how to be happy alone. In doing so, she reconnects with two old friends, Zara and Catherine. Each friend, however, harbours a secret that is slowly revealed to Lizzie until Lizzie’s life takes another shocking twist and the friendship of all three women is threatened.

Swimming Upstream is a thoughtful but often humorous book about life and surviving its knocks. Set in the early 1990s in Cambridge and London, it is also a story of friendship, love and divided loyalties – and the moral choices that Lizzie ultimately faces, when the chips are down.

Described as “Eat, Pray, Love” meets “The Last Weekend”, Swimming Upstream is similar in style to books by Jojo Moyes ("Me Before You"), Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love"), Nick Hornby ("How to be Good") and Blake Morrison ("The Last Weekend").

Ruth Mancini is a lawyer, author and freelance writer. She blogs at www.ruthmancini.com. For more information visit her website or her author page below.

257 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 22 reviews.

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Corktown (Abby Kane Novel), by Ty Hutchinson. (Still 0.99?)

Detroit FBI Agent Abby Kane gets to know a jailed serial killer, in order to track down the psychopath who's mutilating bodies in the same fashion. A top-seller!

"Abby Kane is a force unto herself... surely just the beginning of another amazing series." -- Literary R&R

"If you enjoy action, and a bit of savagery, you will enjoy Abby Kane, the agent in charge." -- SeattlePI

"You will not want to put this book down." -- Night Owl Reviews

A Kindle Top 20 Best Seller 
A Kindle #1 Best Seller in Police Procedural 
A Kindle #2 Best Seller in Women's Sleuth
 

She's short. She's feisty. She's sexy. She's Mom. Meet FBI Agent, Abby Kane.

The Doctor Is Back.

In the quiet Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, a mutilated body has the residents nervous and for good reason. Detroit Metro Police recognize the handiwork of the serial killer known as the Doctor. But there's a problem with that. They locked him up seven years ago.

Because of her expertise with serial killers, former hotshot detective and now FBI agent, Abby Kane, is tasked with figuring out how this madman is able to kill again. When she visits The Doctor behind bars, he swears he's innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes him.

Corktown is a page-turning thriller that dives headfirst into the grit of Detroit, exploring government corruption and deadly violence.

360 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 59 reviews.

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9th Circle: 9 Circles, Infinite Ways to Die (Book 1 of the Darc Murder Mysteries Series), by Carolyn McCray. (Still 0.99?)

Over 70 five-star reviews!

"This is a fascinating if horrific read. One of the most unusual "heros" I can imagine, Detective Robi Darcmel has Asperger's Syndrome. His affliction is his gift. Protected his partner Trey Keane, Robi sees the world through his own special lenses. Trey provides a buffer between Robi and the rest of society. He understands that what is an enigma to others makes perfect sense in Robi's unusual mind. Or as Trey admits in exasperation and admiration, Robi's special brand of insight that could as easily be mistaken for clinical insanity." -- Amazon reviewer

From the #1 bestselling author in Hard Boiled Mysteries and Police Procedurals comes a new blockbuster, 9th Circle.

**Warning: This book contains graphic/disturbing violence that can give you nightmares. This book is NOT for the faint of heart. Please do not purchase this book unless you are prepared for some sleepless nights!

Praise for 9th Circle...

"Five stars for an extraordinary hero who senses his way through clues and is seemingly clueless about ordinary give-and-take relationships. a very satisfying, engrossing novel."
Dot Day
Amazon Reviewer

"Very good book with enough twists and turns to make you attached to the book until the end. Nice characters and a goon and interesting story indeed. A real thriller for enthusiasts."
Pedro
Amazon Reviewer

Overview:
A madman terrorizes Seattle, attempting to recreate the nine circles of hell by using the blood and bodies of the innocent.

Detective Robi Darcmel, a gifted yet troubled savant, is the only man standing in the path of this pathological killer.

As the fate of the Emerald City hangs in the balance, can Darcmel overcome his failings or will Seattle burn to ash?

300 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 135 reviews.

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