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FEATURED BOOK: Rookie Privateer (Privateer Tales Book 1) by Jamie McFarlane

Genre: Young Adult, Action Adventure, Military

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He’s stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James’ Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he’s known forever thinks he’s pretty great and now she’s leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

Liam dreams of sailing the stars. Whenever he gets the chance, he jets into space and floats, wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him. What he doesn’t realize is that fate is about to change everything.

Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars, and Liam discovers that while it isn’t easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home, gaining the stars is worth everything.

He and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way.

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FEATURED BOOK: The Conjure Book by A. A. Attanasio

Genre: Supernatural, Paranormal, Fantasy, Wicca Fiction

Life is lonely for 13-year-old Jane Riggs in the historical New England village that is her new home—until she discovers a four-hundred-year-old book of spells that really works. Guided by the ghost of the witch who wrote the conjure book, Jane embarks on a terrifying but glorious quest for magical power. Her ambition is to contact her mother, dead these ten years and remembered only in photographs. For such a great prize, Jane is willing to risk much among the weird creatures she conjures out of the spirit world. But she will need more than courage when her magic follows her to school. After an evil spirit-fox steals her classmate’s soul, life suddenly gets very complicated. Coming of age among dark, elemental powers while not missing a day of seventh grade is not easy. And the answers Jane needs for growing up don’t seem to be in the conjure book. Available free for two days!

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FEATURED BOOK: Pain’s Joke by Chuck Hunter

Genre: General

Jonas Pike is a twelve year old boy who was born with a facial disfigurement. He befriends an old, fallen-from-grace preacher who just needs someone to believe in him. Their friendship is threatened, however, when the boy’s mother, Dolores, finds out he is the same preacher who swindled her parents out of their life savings. Matters are complicated even further when Paul Jenkins, the boy’s drunken step-father, suspects Dolores of having an affair with the old man, and he vows revenge. A tragedy about forgiveness and faith, accusation and doubt, the mundane and the miraculous, Pain’s Joke examines the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

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Featured Book: Aegis Rising by S.S. Segran

Genre: Action-Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, YA

#1 BESTSELLER – AMAZON KINDLE

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

“RECOMMENDED. A title like this is screaming for adaptation as a successful film…” ~The US Review of Books~

“THRILLING!…grips onto the reader and never lets go!” ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~

“A MASTERPIECE. Hunger Games meets The Eye of God with a dash of Percy Jackson” ~The Star~

“FIVE STARS. Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level..perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year.” ~Kathryn Bennett, Readers’ Favorite Reviews~

“RIVETING! Takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious forests and mist-covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey!” ~Honore Gbedze, SAGE Foundation~

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“As a fantasy fiction writer I have to admit that I am a harsher critic when it comes to novels in this genre. Books in this class I feel should be able to captivate the imagination and place you in a different realm. AEGIS RISING accomplishes that and a whole lot more. It is truly a classic in the making!” ~ Michael Beas – Bestselling Author of ‘Strump’ ~

“If you are looking for a fresh, engaging and unique YA read, this is IT! No vampires, no zombies, no dragons, no teenage love distractions; Only pure, action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, dash of sci-fi, AWESOME characters and an AMAZING plot! This is story-telling at its best. The pacing is great. It starts with a bang then slows down to build the plot and give depth to the characters, then picks up at a furious pace before slowing down slightly to develop two parallel threads and then rockets at break-neck speed to a double whammy climax, ending in a cliff-hanger! What can I say except, ’Give me book two NOW!” Jason A. Joseph

“I could easily see something like this being turned into a movie someday. Gems like this one will surprise and please you!” ~ K.S.Puckett

“This is an exceptional book that will easily fall within the same realm as other mega successful stories of teenage adventure. Would not be surprised to see this adapted into a blockbuster movie.” ~WL Johnson~

“Hold on to your seat and get ready for the ride of your life. The action scenes are incredible and epic, something I can definitely see on the big screen.” ~Amazon Reader~

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FEATURED BOOK: Nobody’s Child by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Genre: Crime Thriller

A bloodstained note left for PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. Her sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia’s help. Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the secretive and dangerous underworld of Chicago’s illegal sex trafficking business. She soon discovers that trafficking is just a small part of the horrifying and deadly situation in which her new sister is caught up. Even worse, as Georgia tries to extricate Savannah, she comes up against an old enemy determined to make sure neither woman will escape alive. In the fourth Georgia Davis novel, Georgia faces her toughest challenge yet—and one she might not survive.

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FEATURED BOOK: Melody Madson – May It Please the Court? by Jodie Toohey

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Weeks pass before Melody finally gets her big break when senior partner at Lazlo, Marshdon and Brown assigns her first real case. Melody’s relationship with her best friend, Jewel, becomes strained as her friendship with another associate, Maggie, advances and she develops romantic feelings for her boss’ son, Eric. Her feelings for Eric deepen, her relationship with Jewel sours, the key medical record in her case is lost, and Melody feels her life is crumbling.

After working the entire weekend before trial, Melody finds the record, but before she can celebrate, the record thief catches her. Jewel attempts to free Melody but she is caught and the friends are tied to an office chair, driven out to the middle of nowhere, and left alone. Will they be able to save the case – or themselves?

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FEATURED BOOK: Blood Bound by Sharon Stevenson

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Modern Fantasy

19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.

When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…

***Be warned this book is Adult Modern Fantasy, not YA. It is not suitable for younger readers as it contains profanity & sexual references.

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FEATURED BOOK: The Jonas Trust Deception (A Thomas Gunn Thriller) by AFN Clarke

Genre: thriller, mystery, suspense, espionage, conspiracy, murder mystery

Thomas Gunn is ex-British Special Forces with a talent for infiltration and assassination. Skills that year ago he reluctantly called on, to expose an international conspiracy that led to the murder of his father and death of his best friend. He thought it was all behind him. But a desperate call from his journalist friend Morgan, propels him into an even more sinister plot that threatens global politics and the security of the United States.

Racing to follow her cryptic clues, Thomas and his partner Julie are thrust into the deadly path of Mexican drug cartels, corrupt politicians, the CIA, FBI, MI5, and ruthless Wall St brokers. What evil end-game binds these unlikely players together? It appears the shocking truth lies in the painful memories of Thomas’s past, during covert operations in Afghanistan at the height of the war. A past he had hoped to forget, but will not forget him.

Tearing at his soul is a haunting question – was he used as a pawn in an insidious “game” back then? Is he still being “played” even now? Outraged at the thought, he does something so unexpected that its boldness and daring will take your breath away! But how high a price will he have to pay for uncovering the truth?

As the son of an MI6 operative, former Officer in Britain’s elite Parachute Regiment, pilot, race-car driver, yachtsman and bestselling author of Contact, AFN Clarke brings a wealth of experience to this second book of the Thomas Gunn thriller series. Together with The Orange Moon Affair, the books have been hailed by the San Francisco Book Review as “fast-paced books that you won’t want to put down and you won’t want them to finish.” Available in both ebook and paperback format.

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FEATURED BOOK: Hells Vipers: You Belong to Me by Jordan Abbott

Genre: Erotica

Action Adventure Erotica $4.99 price

The Hells Vipers have a rat. Someone is giving out personal information to a rival club, and the rivalry has now turned deadly. Not only are club members being targeted; their families are in the cross-hairs as well.

Nuke, the Road Captain for the Hells Vipers, has a reputation for being a little crazy and a force to be reckoned with. At 6’3″ he’s a blonde, tatooed, muscular fighting machine that does what he wants when he wants, and he only wants two things: to find the snitch and possess Jasmine’s heart, body and soul.

Jasmine Simmons is a nurse who gets caught up in the chaotic world of the Hells Vipers after doing a friend a favor. She’s never met anyone like Nuke before, and she starts to find him irresistible.

She soon realizes, however, that she might be in way over her head when the threats against the club take aim at her.

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FEATURED BOOK: Bedtime Stories! Old Owl’s Fairy Tales for Children: Short Stories Picture Book for Kids about Magical Forest Animals by Alice Cussler

Genre: Children’s Bedtime Stories

SPECIAL PRICING: This book is currently set at $0.99 promotional price for one week starting Aug 11 2014

Wonderful stories for kids with 30 full-color illustrations your children will love!

Alice Cussler is pleased to present her new book for children – Bedtime Stories! Old Owl’s Fairy Tales for Children: Short Stories Picture Book for Kids about Animals from Magical Forest

The old owl has been living in the magical forest for many years. He was known as Uncle John. Life in the magical forest is full of adventures, so Uncle John began gathering and writing down all interesting stories that happen to animals around him.

Today the old owl will tell you stories about rabbit, bear, donkey, pony, raccoon, giraffe and other inhabitants of the magical forest. Although these animals are very different – some jolly, some sad, some clever, some not so much, all of them live together peacefully in the magical forest.

This book is written to teach children to be responsible towards animals. If children learn to love and respect animals, they will become reliable and responsible adults.

Note: This book is suitable for children 4 years and older (or parents may want to read this book with their children).

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Featured Book: The Viking’s Apprentice by Kevin McLeod

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About The Viking’s Apprentice by Kevin McLeod

What would you do if you discovered nothing was as you thought, and the fate of your friends, perhaps even the world was in your hands? That’s the reality Peter must face in the middle Grade novel, The Viking’s Apprentice.

Campbell’s Cove is a small town surrounded in mystery and intrigue. The history of the Cove tells us of dragons, trolls, goblins and the evil Master who stole children, livestock and, strangest of all, eggs from the Cove every year. Aided by the hideous monster, Tolldruck there seemed no stopping their evil plan. That was until, centuries ago, a Viking warrior came to Campbell’s Cove and vowed to rid it of all evil, and claim the prize offered by the mysterious church elders. The Viking succeeded and everything returned to normal. The evil was gone, and Campbell’s Cove was safe again… Until now.

When Peter and George visit Peter’s Granddad’s amazing mansion in Campbell’s Cove for the summer holidays they had no idea it would change their lives forever. Deep beneath them in the caves of the Cove an evil has returned, an evil which threatens to destroy everything they believed to be true about the world. Peter must learn who he really is, and what he must do to save the children of the Cove. Together with George and his Granddad they go on a journey that reveals secrets, test friendships and confronts their biggest fears.

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Featured Book: AlterWorld by D. Rus

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About AlterWorld by D. Rus

A new pandemic – the perma effect – has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they’re the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators.

But some unfortunates – the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits – choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it – goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.

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Featured Book: Fifty Shades of Tinsel – Part 1/Heartthrob by Kirk Alex

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About Fifty Shades of Tinsel –– Part 1/Heartthrob by Kirk Alex

THE ACCIDENTAL HUSTLER

They call him Tubesteak. Just off the Greyhound in Hollywood. A good looking hunk with a certain prowess in the boudoir…that so many in Tinseltown want a taste of and are willing to pay big bucks for. Alas, what HE longs for…you couldn’t put a price on.

Erotica with an actual narrative and three-dimensional characters, as well as a M/F love story that pulls it all together.
Includes graphic M/F BDSM; sizzling hot M/FF, et al. Not for prudes, or the easily offended.

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Featured Book: Giving In, The Shore Series, Book 1 by M.R. Joseph

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About Giving In, The Shore Series, Book 1 by M.R. Joseph

Raphael Cruz doesn’t do it. He just doesn’t. Cruz doesn’t fall in love. He’s a “get in and get out” kind of guy. Ladies love him and fall all over him for his swoon worthy good looks and overwhelming sex appeal. He knows how to talk to them and tells them exactly what they want to hear. When he’s done making them scream his name, he shows them straight to the door. The meaning of the word love doesn’t exist in his world. But that could all change with a wink of a girl’s eye… And one hot-as-hell romp in a bar bathroom.

Harlow Hannum is your typical girl-next-door. She has the brains, the beauty, and the money. What she doesn’t have is the luxury of being someone’s first choice in the game of love. She always comes in a distant second place, leaving her guarded with her feelings. Lies, betrayal, and secrets of her past follow her wherever she goes, no matter how hard she tries to hide them. That is until she’s reunited with the one guy who can ignite the spark in her heart that’s been extinguished for so long.

With sunny days, heated nights and love lingering in the air, anything can happen in the beach town of Sandy Cove. Especially when fate steps in for Harlow and Cruz. Will their blossoming friendship turn into unexpected love or will the collision of their opposing worlds be the end of what could have been?

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Featured Book: Hush in the Storm by Julie B Cosgrove

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About Hush in the Storm by Julie B Cosgrove

Widowed at thirty-one, Jen is jostled in the storm swells of grief until she is kidnapped by a coworker, Tom, who says it was her late husband, Robert’s, final request to fake her death and hide her in a dark basement so she would not end up as Robert did–smashed between twists of metal on the highway.

Together, Jen and Tom are thrust into a tempest of danger and debit where no one is whom they claim to be. The list of people Jen can believe keeps diminishing. Who can she trust while dodging the Feds, human traffickers, and the press who’ve discovered she’s alive?

How will Jen rescue two held-captive girls she befriends without drowning them, Tom and herself in the waves of betrayal, especially when she’s begun to suspect her husband may not be as dead as everyone thinks…

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Featured Book: Bribing Saint Anthony by Rita Moreau

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About Bribing Saint Anthony by Rita Moreau

Bribing Saint Anthony will be featured on Kindle Countdown for 99 cents on August 15, 16, 17 and 18. Grab it while you can!

Bribing Saint Anthony is an entertaining and humorous mystery.
A missing husband.
A plot to blow up a national treasure.
Fortune telling aunts.

Mary Catherine, MC for short, didn’t move as the Queen of Boca Vista, Babbs La-Fleur, placed a pile of cash, which appeared out of a purse she knew cost more than her car, smack dab in the middle of her desk.

Word at all the cocktail parties was that MC had a skill that came in handy for an aging socialite going through a divorce. She was good at finding cash in hidden bank accounts. Cash to pay for a nip and tuck and a new identity: Cougar.

Hired that day by Queen Babbs to find her bad boy husband, Charlie, MC was back on familiar ground, tracking down bad guys through clues left in the DNA of their paper life.

Asking her Aunt Sophia to read the family fortune telling cards might have helped. Instead, the paper trail Charlie left takes MC from a murder in the world of rich socialites to working with covert government agents deep in the world of counter terrorism.

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Featured Book: Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain

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About Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain

“Dobyns Chronicles is a captivating celebration of the life of Charlie Dobyns. His life began in northeast Texas near Bonham, on the Red River. His Cherokee mother and cowboy father strove to survive on their river valley ranch. Tragedy ended this way of life for Charlie in 1888. Follow him through Chickasaw Territory and on to McAlester in eastern Oklahoma.

This is a story of a changing way of life and adaptations made to survive. Charlie’s strong passion for life ad dignity equipped him for survival as he raised his siblings with, likeability and dignity. It’s a story of loss, misfortune, hard times and heartbreak, but also love, determination, kindness, joy and spirituality.

Follow Charlie’s life through the adventures that shaped the man he became, and that of his family for generations.”

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Featured Book: The Devil’s Handshake by Michael Reagan

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About The Devil’s Handshake by Michael Reagan

“The Devil’s Handshake” is fast paced political thriller set in the global backdrop of natural resources. The protagonist, Sir Thomas Litchfield is an Anglo-Russian billionaire bound by Homeric code who tries to steer a pragmatic course in the new “Cold War” between USA and Russia.

The story unfolds in a fictional nation located in the Horn of Africa. Taking the reader on a journey through the intrigue and clashes as two contrasting worlds meet.
The key to this battle and what ultimately brings the countries to the brink of war is the new naval base that Russia is about to construct in the young African nation as part of Litchfield’s natural resources deal. To counter the re-emergence of the new look Russia, the new director of the CIA manipulates his President to effect a regime change in the country by backing an ambitious Interior Minister who is the chief antagonist in his coup attempt. To stop this Litchfield and his team broker a deal between the two powers “below the line” to stop them going to war. At the end of the book although he is successful as the two nations avoid going to war it is the loved ones of Thomas who ultimately pay the highest price.

Neither good nor evil; Litchfield is a survivor who adapts to the situation around him: The two key impact characters that influence the Litchfield character are: his true love a former beautiful young prostitute from Turkmenistan that he saves one night and his bodyguard who tries to act as the voice of reason in his life, but fails. The book’s overall premise is. “Blood is always thicker than water,” and despite trying what may Litchfield and the villain and those around them can never escape their pasts and with the underlying theme of “Life doesn’t always bring everybody who commits a crime to justice” and there always has to be a “Scapegoat” when the Bear meets the Eagle in the field of battle.

This is the first book in the series the second story “The Devil’s Playground” due out in August and is set in North Korea, Japan, Turkmenistan, China and Russia.

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Featured Book: Ruby Silver by Randall Reneau

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About Ruby Silver by Randall Reneau

Geologist Trace Brandon and his partner Will Coffee are just back from Liberia, West Africa. Cashed-up and looking for a new venture, they once again team up with Cyrus “The Virus” McSweeny. This time the quarry is the silver-rich ore of the old Ruby Mining District. And this time they’ll not only have the Pantelli crime family to deal with, but also lumberman Autry Ollinger—three hundred pounds of obnoxiousness whose preferred method of negotiation is a right hook. When the Pantellis unleash a bizarre extortion plot to seize control of Ruby Mining Company, Cyrus is forced to bring former clandestine operative Marion Thistlewaite out of retirement. Marion’s unique expertise may give them the edge they need to hold on to their company . . . and their lives.

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Featured Book: Cephrael’s Hand by Melissa McPhail

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About Cephrael’s Hand by Melissa McPhail

“All things are formed of patterns…” And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross:

In Alorin…three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor’s brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D’Lacourte’s mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he’ll have to find him…

In the kingdom of Dannym…the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord…

In the Nadori desert…tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.

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