Wednesday, 20 August 2014

FREE BOOK FIND: Rebels by Scott and Judith Powell

FREE to download TODAY is Rebels (John Bates Series Book 1) by Scott and Judith Powell  (Click for UK, Australia, Canada or India purchase).  Why not download a copy before it goes back to full price?

Completed Series:

The world is on fire. From the ashes like a phoenix rises a new America, one that will save it all. Under one condition; absolute and complete surrender.
The world complies without question. Those who don’t are destroyed. It is in this world, John is born. His very name is treason.

If the New America, now known to everyone as the State, knew what John was, they’d kill him, but instead they give him a gift.

1. Rebels
2. Rebellion
3. Revolution 


Available for JUST 99 CENTS is A DEAD RED CADILLAC  by RP Dahlke (BARGAIN BOOK in UKAustralia, Canada or India purchase  Why not grab a copy now?

"I've been married so many times, they should revoke my license," says NY model, and reluctant pilot Lalla Bains. 

Running her dad's Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California she's hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red '58 Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn't possibly see beyond the hood ornament, was found strapped in the driver's seat. 

Reeling from an interrogation with local homicide, Lalla is determined to extricate herself as a suspect in this strange murder case. Unfortunately, drug running pilots, a cross-dressing convict, a crazy Chihuahua, and the dead woman's hunky nephew throw enough road blocks to keep Lalla neck deep in an investigation that links her family to a twenty-year old murder only she can solve.

INDIE NEW RELEASE: Conflicted Hearts (Garrett's Point Book 2) by Savanna Grey

We are pleased to announce as an INDIE NEW RELEASE and BARGAIN BOOK:  Conflicted Hearts (Garrett's Point Book 2)
by Savanna Grey (Click or UK  , Australia, Canada or India purchase).  Why not grab a copy now?

In the second book of the Garrett's Point series, Kathryn and Grady are in a battle of wills and hearts.

Friends she adores. A career she loves. Life is good and stable. An important business deal, an old legend and dormant passions threaten her balanced life. 

Sherriff Grady McCloud will be faced with protecting the citizens of Garrett's Point and fighting for the love of his life.

Will ghosts of past and present jeopardize Kathryn's chance at a future with Grady, or will she be strong enough to accept the things she cannot change and embrace what is being offered?

Who will win in the battle between conflicted hearts?

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Hollow Space: Venture by C.F. Barnes and T.F. Grant

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Hollow Space Book 1: Venture (Xantoverse)  by C.F. Barnes and T.F. Grant (Click for UK , Australia, Canada or India purchase).  Why not grab a copy before it goes back to full price?

** Special launch price. Regular list price: $4.99 / £2.99 ** A Xantoverse Science Fiction Adventure Novel

"What a ride! Loved it straight through. Consider me hooked for life. The Xantoverse is my new jam." -- Aaron Sikes, Reviewer for SF Signal."

Forced to hyperjump during a brutal ambush, Sara Lorelle, navigator of the Venture, the last colony ship, discovers a terrible truth: they’ve jumped to somewhere that shouldn’t exist.

Trapped inside a pocket universe known only as Hollow Space, where technology inexplicably fails, Sara and her crew have to face the lethal politics of their only destination. Haven—a decrepit station, home to deadly aliens and rival factions that soon sees the Venture crew up to their necks in danger.

With their only hope placed in Tairon Cauder, a reckless scoundrel, they will battle impossible species, confront their fears, and uncover ancient and terrible secrets. In a place where those who shoot first live the longest, the Venture crew will have to push their limits if they are to save themselves and the human race from extinction.

Hollow Space: Venture, a Xantoverse novel, will delight those who relish high adventure, high stakes, and low morals. For fans of Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and Deep Space Nine.
Why wait? Click that buy button now and jump into the world of Hollow Space.

99 CENT INDIE NEW RELEASE: Vessel by Andrew J. Morgan

We are happy to announce as a 99 CENT INDIE NEW RELEASE and BARGAIN BOOK: Vessel by Andrew J. Morgan (Click for UKAustraliaCanada or India purchase).  Why not grab a copy today?

Excitement is high when the crew of the International Space Station discovers a mysterious object in orbit around Earth. But something goes wrong, and contact with the station is lost. When journalist Sean Jacob finds out that NASA is trying to cover up this catastrophe, he embarks on a journey to uncover the truth, winding his way into the biggest conspiracy to ever face mankind.

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Zombie City by M.F. Soriano

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Zombie City: Omnibus
by M.F. Soriano (Click for UK AustraliaCanada or India purchase).  Why not grab a copy now?

Hipsters.  Shane hates them.  They dress like artists, but they think like yuppies.  They live for their trendy tech jobs, spending all their time at work.  And worst of all, they drive up the cost of living in San Francisco, making it nearly impossible for people like Shane to survive.

Shane knows the hipsters well.  He spends all day cleaning up after them.  He’s a janitor at a video-game company, and his life revolves around his dead end job.  But something strange is happening with the hipsters.  They’re starting to act even weirder than normal, moaning and shuffling and trying to bite.  And this is just the beginning.

Within hours, San Francisco will be plunged into a nightmare of cannibalism and murder, and Shane will find himself at the center of the storm.  He’ll need to band together with a group of misfits—Castro Bears, Mexican Punks, Butch Chinese Lesbians, and Oakland Thugs—and travel through some of the City’s most famous neighborhoods, in order to survive.

San Francisco is dead.  Welcome to Zombie City

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Desire and Prejudice by Jean-Louis McMillan

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is DESIRE & PREJUDICE by Jean-Louis McMillan (Click for UK AustraliaCanada or India purchase).  Why not grab a copy now?

In an instant, Adam's life has crumbled.
The trauma keeps him awake at night, the pressure squeezing against his lungs, his soul. 

His life continues on a downward spiral until he's entirely broken. 

And he doesn't know how he’ll ever be whole again.

Until he meets Jasmine.

He finds her while working as an official for the DGSE—France’s external intelligence agency—in Beirut, Lebanon. Their hearts are jolted back to life at the sight of one another, but their erotic affair is a dangerous one. 

Jasmine is a woman he cannot have and was never meant to be with. 

Her beauty captivates him; her love overwhelms him. 

Though Jasmine suffers from her own trauma and feels constricted within the confines of her societal role, she too finds temporary healing and freedom in her wild but secret romance with Adam.

But for how long can they keep their dangerous love a secret?

Desire & Prejudice is a sexy love story with a spy thriller twist by one of the most exciting new authors of 2014. Through the story of Adam and Jasmine, first-time author Jean-Louis McMillan uses the classic tale to explore the modern art of lovemaking and the power of redemption.

Does love have the power to overcome prejudice?
Can it heal a wounded soul?

***Author’s Note: This is a contemporary love story with sexual content and strong language. Recommended reading age: 18+

BOOK OF THE DAY: Mr. Ruins by Michael John Grist

by Michael John Grist
(Click for UK AustraliaCanada  or India purchase)

The mind is a Molten Core.

Ritry Goligh is an ex-Arctic skirmisher working as a graysmith in the neon skulks of proto-Calico, beyond the tsunami wall. Like the barges that tile the wall's coast, he has no roots, no future, and no ambition, until a shadowy figure with an excellent hat drops the corpse of Napoleon at his feet.

This is Mr. Ruins. He promises roots without compromise, and in the rusted hull of a belly-up cathedral ship, in the abandoned diaspora of old-war subglacics, he teaches Ritry one indestructible lesson: the roots of the dead still exist, and can be salvaged for strength. With that new strength Rit begins to grow again.

But Mr. Ruins asks a terrible price. In an orange-shifted world where memory is magma and consciousness a chord of seven lost marines battling through a planet's Molten Core, Rit must learn to fight for his sanity, and the sanity of every person he loves. Because Mr. Ruins knows them now, and wants them for himself.

Readers have said:
- "Brilliant and heart-stopping … I couldn't put it down ... mixes an Iain M. Banks-ish lyrical style with high-octane action seamlessly"
- "Gorgeously drawn ruins blend with an action-packed plot that reminded me of Inception, though very different … an adventure unlike anything else."

Book #1 in the Ruins Sonata Trilogy. Books #2 and #3 will be released in September and October 2014.

Caution: Contains strong language and violence.


Michael John Grist is a British science-fiction & fantasy author, and ruins photographer who lives in Tokyo, Japan.

- His short stories have been published in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Andromeda Spaceways, Ideomancer, Kaleidotrope, as well as in numerous other publications. He typically writes heroic science fiction and epic fantasy with a dark, surreal humor.

He also explores and photographs the modern ruined buildings of Japan, known as haikyo (AKA urbex), driven by a childhood spent re-enacting the adventures of Indiana Jones and the Goonies in the fields behind his house.

Now that he's grown up, this kind of 'exploring' may seem a bit of a silly thing to do (as one friend pointed out- 'they're just dirty old buildings'), but the appeal of photography, travel, and yes, still adventure, keep him coming back for more.

Some of the 70 or so locations he's visited include abandoned theme parks, military installations, ruins of the sex industry, and ghost towns.

- He has contributed haikyo articles and photography to books, web magazines, encyclopedias, print magazines, and is featured in the award-winning haikyo documentary movie Silent Visitors

5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, dramatic & will draw you in deep! August 4, 2014
By Bethany
Format:Kindle Edition
Read this book with an open mind.. Much is going on that will seem rather confusing at first but don't be discouraged! Stick with it & soak up the ambiance as it will all make sense. The more you read, the more you'll be sucked in, feeling, hearing, smelling the surroundings and not wanting to step away. MJG is a master of this, and this addictive tale proves it yet again! From the start you begin to feel for the characters as though you're in their minds, feeling & thinking as they are. This bond only gets stronger as you read on. The situations they get into & the suspense, oh the suspense!! Nearly impossible to put down & full of mini-cliffhangers, each section drive you on to want to know what happens next. There was more than one time I yelled at the text.. No! Arg!! So engrossed in the story that I'm physically reacting to it.. More than once my mind was twisted around in the emotions of the characters.. be it their confusion or their desperation.

A couple lines in the book that really struck a chord for me .. "The unconsidered life is not worth living" Something to think about...

"But is that all you are, casualty of a specific kind of surrender? Are you the lion who will not bloody his claws or fangs for the pain it will cause his prey? So the lion pines and dies, and what does he honor any living thing that he will not do as his nature dictates, to the best of his ability? What do you honor Ritry, to deny yourself?"

"What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?"

These hit me hard & really brought up the thoughts of my own life.. I then identified even more with Ritry & where he starts in this story.. No I'm not a former soldier, but of the bland routine of life that he (and I) had settled into. Following Ritry's trials & transformations is as intoxicating as it is invigorating! It leaves me both hopeful & thoughtful, but also fearful.
The emotional roller-coaster is a wild ride for sure. The connections & struggles & fear that's captured in the text is so thick you can taste it. Beautiful & terrifying, exciting & fearful, this is no light read. It will suck you in & steal you for a while, but the journey is worth it! All of the emotion.. the laughter to the tears.. all worth it! Excellent & relatable characters, a villain that is the sum of all fears that you can truly hate, and a glorious battle at the core of it all! (Plus it's good to know, now, where all of those thoughts go when you randomly forget what you were doing, or walk into a room & have no idea why you went there in the first place lol It all makes sense now!!)

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