Friday, August 9, 2013

Notable Free Ebooks - Get 'em While They're Free!

Hello, Readers!! Here are a few books that are currently on Amazon’s 100 Free Bestseller List. They are all over 300 pages, they have at least 4.5 stars and they are all free for download as of today.

If you enjoy Elizabeth Peter’s Vicky Bliss series or Romancing the Stone, Elusive has the same mix of mystery, international travel, and light romance.

Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, she’s built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black.

But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zoe’s life goes from delightfully unpredictable to downright frightening.

Plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder, she’s afraid to trust anyone. Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers that takes her from Las Vegas to Italy, but instead of tracking down answers, she only uncovers more questions.

Who was Jack? Is he dead or did he fake his disappearance? And, what was he mixed up in—art theft, the mafia, espionage, or all three?

A chilly spring night in rural South Carolina at the tail end of Reconstruction, the murder of innocents. This is the setting for the initial chapter of the historical thriller, A Strange and Bitter Fruit.

Thomas “Tee” Powell, 15, manages to escape as his family is lynched. His father, Zeke, mother Hessie and young sisters Lannie and Effie were hung to teach the blacks of Aiken that voting is not the right of the former slaves, not anymore.

He is angry, but instead of wildly lashing out at the Klansmen that murdered his family, he runs away. After a disastrous detour to Tallahassee, Tee joins the Army and ends up in the West, at a remote Army outpost on the lip of the Black Hills. Here, he grows up and begins to accept responsibility for his life and for the lives of others. After six years, the past, in the form of two of the Klansmen, one now a U.S. Senator on a mission to sign a treaty with the Indians, confronts him.

He had buried his past deep, even changing his last name. Now, he has to confront it head on, starting with the two killers that entered his fort. Trained by the Army to kill, Tee emerges from his exile and takes revenge on those that committed the murder of his family, beginning with the two men. His purpose is now clear, he must take revenge, and he proceeds ruthlessly to do so. But revenge has its own cost, and Tee suffers that price. Many innocent people are killed, and he struggles with the guilt.

A Strange and Bitter Fruit is the story of revenge and its consequences. It is a story of violence and race, a true American story. The novel raises serious questions: Is there a limit on revenge? Is there an act so horrible that any response, no matter how vicious, is just?

A Strange and Bitter Fruit, although it takes place in the 19th Century, confronts the reader with many of the issues of race and violence that we continue to live with today.

This is a second edition with updated and expanded ending chapters.

SCREENSHOT by John Darren
This edition includes a bonus feature - Part One of John's new book, The Rockets' Red Glare, a blockbuster thriller about simultaneous dirty bomb attacks on America disguised as July 4th fireworks displays.

Eighteen fifty-caliber rounds from the hidden automatic weapon shred the bricks and beams of the building, and the drug dealer standing in front of it. Lightning flashes from the parked truck and locks onto an infamous pedophile, thrashing him around like a rodeo cowboy on an angry bull, leaving him smoking, and just about medium-rare. A rocket propelled grenade lifts a three-ton SUV off the ground, and gravity returns it, leaving the terrorist and his entourage inside looking like s’mores scattered in the wreckage. The swimming pool suddenly becomes alive with electricity, and the mobster and his mistress struggle to escape as each pulse slams their bodies, and they decide to just float, face-down.
Screenshot is on the air, and for a modest fee, you can watch it all happen on your computer. Real. Live. Interactive.
Every week, Screenshot offers up a new execution, the live, real-time murder of someone who probably deserves it. Each bizarre weapon is hand-crafted in his high-tech lair. Each execution done remotely by a lucky guest assassin. And all of it hidden in the virtual world of the Internet, impenetrable.

And of course I had to add a period romance in here!

UNDENIABLE ROGUE, The Rogues Club, One of Four

Aware that romance and matrimony aren't always compatible, widow, Sabrina Whitcomb, nevertheless, needs a husband. While providing for her children is paramount, wedding a stranger—even a wealthy one like Gideon St. Goddard, Duke of Stanthorpe—is no light matter. So why did the shockingly handsome rogue agree to marry her? When Gideon flashes his wicked, seductive smile, the reason hardly matters.

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