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Bargain eBooks #663:

Pop Two Antacids and Have Some Java by Steven M. Moore
Type: Short Story Collection
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Detective
Price: $0.99
Where  to Get It: 
Amazon (Kindle)
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Mystery,  suspense, and thrills await you in this short story collection. Each tale is a  homicide case tackled by detectives Chen and Castilblanco in their battle  against NY City crime. A hanging in a renowned college for criminal justice, a  serial killer that uses unusual hardware, a stakeout that ends in violence—these  stories and others let you walk Gotham’s mean streets with these tough  cops.
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The  mysterious and beautiful Dao-Ming Chen and the acerbic and sarcastic Rolando “Rollie” Castilblanco are Steve Moore’s most interesting characters. Get  acquainted with them in this new anthology.
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What  they’re saying about it:
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Steven  Moore has created what should be a hit with “Pop Two Antacids and Have Some  Java”. This collection of 7 hard-hitting cop stories is a perfect weekend read  for lovers of the crime genre.
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I  finished them in one sitting, because I couldn’t put them down, but they would  read equally well in 7 deadly bites. Each story is like an episode of “Law &  Order” for your Kindle.
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A  fantastic introduction to Moore’s work, with living, breathing characters Chen & Castilblanco. Vivid, realistic stories that will leave you searching for  another book by this author.

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Bargain eBooks #653:

Murder Me by John Meany
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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Sssh! Do you hear it? There is murder in the air. Pregnant Ashley Ferguson thinks it is another ordinary night leaving her part-time job at the CVX pharmacy. Oh, but it is not. Two drunk, sinister strangers abduct the twenty-three year old, on the way to her car. Ashley finds herself in a terrifying life or death struggle.
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“My baby!” she pleads. “Please. This will be my first child. If something were to happen-”
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“Are you deaf?” one of her attackers snaps. “We told you we don’t want to hear about your kid. If you’re looking for sympathy you’re not gonna get it. So hush!”
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Will Ashley and her unborn baby be murdered, and dumped in the woods behind the shopping center? Or will she somehow survive what will likely go down as the most shocking crime to occur in Wichita, New Jersey in decades?

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Bargain eBooks #642:

Agent in Training by Jerri Drennen
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)     
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On the outside Shiloh Templar appears rigid as steel. But inside she’s fighting to keep everything together. Not only has she stepped into a minefield of controversy at work, she’s dealing with her father’s debilitating disease and a past in Seattle she wants to forget. Week one as the new director, she’s forced to cut staff. The smart-mouthed, much-too-young and sexy Nicholas Trent’s position is on the chopping block. Yet, rather than accepting his fate, the man blackmails her.
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Nicolas Trent joined the Department of National Security solely for his mother’s benefit in an attempt to follow in his dead father’s footsteps. He never planned to stay. But when the company’s new director, a fiery red-head nicknamed Old Iron Maiden  makes it clear he’s not DNS material and will probably be released from duty, Nick has a change of heart. He’ll resort to any means to keep his job, even threatening to file a sexual harassment suit against the director for walking in on him in the men’s shower room while he’s naked. What he never dreamed of was the strong, undeniable attraction that could cost him what he’s held on to so tightly.
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When a threat and two attempts on Shiloh’s life are made, the company insists she have an agent by her side. She’s forced to turn to the one man she thinks doesn’t belong at the department. Now, not only is she in danger of losing her life, after a night in his arms, she’s afraid of losing her heart.

What they’re saying:

“Shiloh and Nick may hate working together, but the heat they produce outside the offices of their national security organization employer could set fire to the readers’ fingers. And when Shiloh’s life is threatened, Nick must stick close
for her protection, sparking attraction into love. Exciting and hot!”

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Bargain eBooks #629:

Not Raw Enough by Randall Bowling
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle) 
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When an ancient culture defined by its ocean heritage believes the  future of its cuisine is threatened, the lethal solution becomes not raw enough.
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The rich rewards of Japan’s exclusive seafood markets  incite the world’s elite suppliers as Seth Tinsley’s Hatteras Island  exports spawn outrageous profits and a charmed life. After too many of  his friends die in bizarre accidents, Seth’s life crashes and his  lucrative sales to Japan dwindle. He never notices his success has  attracted predators.
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On the business trip of a lifetime to Tokyo  and the Tsukiji Market to stun the international seafood establishment  with the launch of his dynamic aquatic invention, Seth ends up alone and hunted in Japan; wanted by the JNP for mass-murder and marked  expendable by the US Government.
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“R. Bowling, author, infuses the activity within a rural, south  Atlantic fishing industry with that within  the culture emanating from  the Japanese gastromical desires for the perfect fish.  The author  spices the text with romance, greed, sophistication and violence  resulting in a provacative text that reads quickly.  Also the reader’s  gain is not only entertainment but trivial facts that will embelish his  memory store.”–Amazon Reviewer
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“This is a great read. The story moves quickly with just the right  amount of suspense and intrigue. Gave me a new appreciation of the  Japanese seafood industry. I’ll never look at sushi the same way again.”–Amazon Reviewer

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Bargain eBooks #621:

LETHAL REFUGE by Vonnie Hughes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $4.99
Where to Buy it:
Wild Rose Press    Amazon (Kindle)
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Who can you trust if you can’t trust your own mother? Through the clammy fog, Celie Francis hears the chilling message. “I know who you are, Celie. I know where you live.” And in the terrifying aftermath she reconnects with her dysfunctional family in ways she had never imagined.
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MR. MONFORT’S MARRIAGE by Vonnie Hughes
Type: Novel
Genre: Regency Historical
Price: $3.99
Where to Buy it:
Amazon (Kindle)    Musa Publishing      Bookstrand
 
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An earl’s unwanted daughter and a man of business struggle in a marriage of convenience to reconcile their disparate backgrounds as they investigate an attempted murder.
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Matthew Monfort has two excellent reasons for loathing members of the ton, but thanks to his father’s machinations he finds himself inveigled into offering for Lady Verity Tristan. Anyway it’s time he married and she’s…well, she’s different; in fact she’s quite delightful…and intelligent…and sweet…but she needn’t think she’s going to win him over. Got a lot to learn, hasn’t he?
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THE SECOND SON by Vonnie Hughes
Type: Novel
Genre: Traditional Regency
Price: $4.99
Where to Buy it:
Amazon (Kindle)
Musa Publishing   Bookstrand
 
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The Second Son is the prequel to Vonnie Hughes’ wonderful historical romance, Coming Home. It is the achingly sensitive story of the plight of “spare siblings” in the 19th century when the first son automatically inherited all properties, titles and rights and any other sons were left to find their own way. John Trewbridge comes home from the wars to find his brother affianced to the woman he had asked to be his wife. It seems his lack of a title was her premise for refusing. While he struggles with deciding his future, an annoying young woman with a limp continually crosses his path. When a shocking accident changes his destiny, he must deal with the guilt that his gain is his family’s loss.
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This story is beautifully written with characters who pull at your heartstrings and whose imperfections add to their credibility. Hughes skillfully draws you back to the 19th century where you walk alongside the characters, share their adventures and feel their emotions. I love her writing style and am looking forward to reading more of her work.

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Bargain eBooks #615:

Rest For The Wicked – The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1 by Cate Dean
Genre: Paranormal, Suspense
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)    Barnes & Noble     Smashwords
 
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Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop, The Wiche’s Broom, in an ordinary California beach town.
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But Claire wasn’t always ordinary, and she isn’t quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.
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A past that is about to explode into her present.
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When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past – and become what she left behind in order to save them.
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NOTE: This is a short novel, at just over 40,000 words (150 pages), and has some graphic scenes not suitable for the under 17 readers. As one reviewer stated: “This ain’t no Harry Potter.”

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“I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Rest For The Wicked – The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1’ by Cate Dean… could’t put it down until I finished in the wee hours of the morning. Warning! This book contains a female witch, a male genie (Jinn), and demons, oh my! What’s not to like? 😀 Grab this one and gobble it up!”
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“This was a great story with wonderful characters that you care about. It was fast paced and well developed. The descriptions made it seem as if a movie was playing in your mind. While Claire’s story is left hanging, it does have an ending. One I could live with. However, thankfully I won’t have to as this is only book 1 of Claire’s story. Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.”
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When Walls Can Talk – A YA Fantasy Novella by Cate Dean
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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A Fantasy Novella – approximately 65 pages

A missing prince. A haunted castle. A dangerous man bent on ruling the kingdom – whatever the cost.

When Rosamond and her friend Dan head out on her birthday to explore an abandoned and haunted castle, they expect to find only a ghost or two. Instead they discover the missing prince, and stumble into the middle of a violent, desperate bid for the throne.

In order to save the injured Prince Jaren, and themselves, Rosamond must reach beyond her own violent past to find her courage, and Dan must find the way to his true self.

Their only help is a children’s story come to life: an ancient sorcerer whose soul has been trapped in the walls of the castle for centuries.

Can they keep the prince alive long enough to bring him home safe?

Can they defeat the man who would be king?
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“A missing beloved prince, a sorcerer’s spirit trapped within a castle’s walls, a gifted young man destined to one day become a great healer, and a strong, intelligent heroine who fights for those she loves…it has everything a great story needs and more.
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I hope this book is the start of a series because I want to know what happens next. Cate Dean has written an enchanting tale and I cannot wait to read more!”
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“Don’t let the YA Fantasy `label’ fool or deter you from this wonderful novella! Author Cate Dean does an amazing job of putting the reader right in the castle with Rose, Dan and Jaren as they traverse their harrowing ordeal. The characters are well-drawn, the plot believable for the genre, and the writing will not let you stop reading until you’ve reached the end. I also enjoyed the excerpt for Dean’s next book and will buy a copy as soon as it’s available. I highly recommend you pick up a copy and enjoy this one for yourself.”

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Bargain eBooks #614:

Jack and Djinn by Amber Sweetapple
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Suspense
Price: FREE!
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
 
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Miriam’s life is a hot mess. Her boyfriend Ben is no longer the man she fell in love with, and he won’t stop knocking her around. And Jack? He’s kind, handsome, and sweet: everything she could ever want and more. As her passion for Jack ignites, so does the rest of her body…
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What they’re saying about it:

“Jack and Djinn is the first book of the Houri Legends. The plot does not disappoint, as we see Miriam struggling with an abusive relationship and coming to terms with her new found powers. I will not give away the story, but I will say that I was pleasantly surprised to finally read about other powerful creatures in the supernatural world that were not werewolves, vampires and witches. My fascination with djinn and ifrit go way back to my childhood and Ms. Sweetapple did a superb job. The book includes a sample of her second book in the series, Djinn and Tonic, which I believe will be Carson’s and Leila’s story. Go ahead and pick up this book, folks!”–Amazon Reviewer

 

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Bargain eBooks #611:

Deadly Deception by Alexa Grace
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle) 
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In Deadly Deception, the second book of Alexa Grace’s Deadly Trilogy, enter the disturbing world of illegal adoptions, baby trafficking and murder with new detective Lane Hansen and private investigator Frankie Douglas.
 
Lane Hansen has a problem. He needs a woman to portray his wife in an undercover operation and the only females on his team are either very pregnant or built like linebackers. Then he remembers gorgeous P.I. Frankie Douglas — a woman who could take his breath away by her beauty and take him down in 2.5 seconds. Unfortunately, she’s the same woman he treated like a one night stand six months before.
 
Frankie Douglas has a problem. She wants to rid the world of one baby trafficking killer. The only way to do that is to partner with Lane Hanson, the man who hurt her by disappearing from her life after a night of mind-blowing sex.
 
They’ve been warned! Getting personally involved with a partner can put cases and lives at risk. Going undercover as husband and wife, Lane and Frankie struggle to keep their relationship strictly professional as their sizzling passion threatens to burn out of control.
 
What they’re saying about it:
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“I haven’t read the entire book yet but it is a real page turner from the start!!! A Must read!”
 
Another great read from Alexa Grace!! She is fast becoming one of my favorite authors!!!  Could not put this book down! Amazing original storyline and I just love the characters Frankie and Lane! This book has the perfect mix of suspense, romance and humor! One of the scenes had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes!”

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Bargain eBooks #600

Forbidden Fruit by Amanda Bozeman
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
Barnes & Noble
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When Alexis Phillips, an agent for an underground environmental movement, is sent to protect botanist and inventor Greg Meredith from corporate henchmen, the last thing she expects is trouble maintaining her trademark emotional detachment.

But when she gets shot and Greg becomes her protector, her ability to remain aloof is the first thing to go. Throw in the discovery of a shady connection between the corporations that want Greg dead, her employer, and the government…

Things are going to get downright messy.

Romantic suspense. Approximately 96,000 words.

 
What they’re saying about it:
 
“This book was very addicting. I was counting down the hours at work so I could go home and read.  Alexis is an employee of the movement here to protect people who have been chosen, by a group called One Percenters, to die. The people chosen are trying to find a way to help the fight on global warming and the government. Her assignment starts with the chosen subject Greg Meredith. She’s sworn to protect him at all cost when something changes in her orders. Instead of turn him in she’s told that she has to wait. Greg and her have to find a way to stay hidden and survive until the orders to bring him in come through. During this time they start to have feelings for each other that are against her rules of employment.  This book has a lot of action and a relationship that is a fight to the very end. I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading it. Loved it! Can’t wait to read the next one Amanda releases.”
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“A fun combination of action and romance. Alexis is a compelling character in a world that may not be far off from our own future. I would have preferred a little more action, as most of it is in the beginning and towards the end. But the romance makes up for it, as that one’s a fight all its own…with a satisfying ending.”

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Bargain eBooks #597:

Violence by Timothy McDougall
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
 
 
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 A towering tale of one man’s attempt to overcome tragedy.
 
What they’re saying about it:
 
Foreword Clarion Reviews 5-Stars. Kirkus Reviews says – “…chilling…satisfying…A revenge story that subverts expectations.”

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