Bargain Book for 11/20/2014: Zandros in Love by Jeane Moore

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“Sam Zandros is a major-league poker player—part of a large Greek-American family that runs a bookmaking business. And he’s fallen in love with Clare Russell, a beautiful photographer who has no one to look out for her. Sam decides to be that one.
Clare’s fiercely guarded secrets have made her emotionally vulnerable. While Sam tries to unravel the truth of her life, he becomes vulnerable, too, as Clare’s life is threatened by devious men who want a big cut of his family’s poker winnings.
Love or money? Family or lover? How far will Sam go to protect Clare? ”

Targeted Age Group: adult

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Bargain Book for 11/20/2014: Magel’s Daughter by Nancy Baker

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““Everyone in the Olina family, living and dead, knows that Magel keeps human body parts in her freezer.”

From the beginning of the novel, the provocative story defies the Minnesota-nice stereotype while inhabiting the territory of Fargo, the movie and mini-series, in all its darkly humorous glory. Magel’s Daughter highlights the deadly manipulation of matriarchal power within a Norwegian family in northern Minnesota, a chilly world of hallucination, incest, and severed heads. It is wickedly funny with a touch of magical realism.

On the surface, it is an episodic blitz through the last days of Karin Brix’s sanity. By the end, Karin has lost it, and it’s all her mother’s fault. Magel is a classic femme fatale who has grown old and spoiled everyone’s lives just like her mother, and her mother’s mother. Magel is the reigning matriarch, and Karin is on her way to becoming just like her, though struggling to reclaim herself as an artist after years of raising two sons in an unsatisfying marriage. Karin is assisted in her endeavors by lively hallucinations of her ancestors. And during Karin’s struggles, her father’s glass eye weaves through her imagination as the only sound counsel amid the chaos.

This is a work of unbridled inventiveness and rare insight that takes the reader on an unexpected joy ride through uncharted waters. Buckle up! And prepare to be astonished.”

Targeted Age Group: Adult

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Bargain Book for 11/20/2014: A Hidden Element by Donna Galanti

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Evil lurks within…

When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father’s plan to breed a secret alien community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him.Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone’s son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman’s son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy’s desire to own them—or destroy them—leads to a survival showdown.Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope—if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so?

Targeted Age Group: 18+

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Free Book 11/20/2014: False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mystery Stories by BV Lawson

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Scott Drayco was a man with everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people often don’t want to touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these eight stories of literary suspense delve into the darkest mysteries of the human soul.
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A Farewell Performance by David Pickering

 

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An actor and a gunman on a London rooftop: will the pen prove mightier than the sword? “Highly enjoyable”, “very funny”, “surreal, entertaining, clever and witty”, “a great little story” (readers’ comments).

David Pickering is a prolific author of fiction and reference books. This short story is taken from ‘Things Lost’, a collection of stories also available as an ebook on Amazon Kindle.

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Bargain Book: Magical Cakes of Love (The Yolanda’s Yummery Series, Book 2) by Lisa Maliga

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With the successful launch of Yolanda’s Yummery in the trendy Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood, Yolanda Carter is on a roll. Her fame is starting to grow as news spreads about all her delicious desserts. An accompanying Beverage Bar will open in three weeks. She’s involved in a budding romance with sophisticated British tea baron, Nigel Garvey. Life is sweet.

Complications arise when Captain Angus, a regular homeless customer, disappears… and Yolanda becomes a suspect.

Someone is framing Yolanda for the crime. Lead investigator Detective Churchill is certain that she murdered the captain. Best friend Teagan Mishkin is also a suspect and wants to clear both their names. Will Yolanda’s relationships be derailed by the daily disasters she’s encountering? Can those Magical Cakes of Love save her and the yummery?

The Yolanda’s Yummery series can be read in any order.

OCTOBER 2014 ~ Now includes the Lemon Coconut Oats Energy Bar Recipe

Targeted Age Group: 16+

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Free Book 11/19/2014: The Living Night: Part One by Jack Conner

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Can two vampires on the run save the world from destruction?

Plunge into grand mystery and adventure in a world of vampires, werewolves and other immortals by bestselling author Jack Conner.

When a powerful figure in the Immortal Community is killed, two vampires, Ruegger and Danielle, are forced to go on the run to find out who ordered the murder and why, or the world will be engulfed in chaos.
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Bargain Book for 11/19/2014: Must Love Breeches: A Time Travel Romance by Angela Quarles

AngelaQuarles_MustLoveBreeches_400pxShe’s finally met the man of her dreams. There’s only one problem: he lives in a different century.

“A fresh, charming new voice” – New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare

HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR LOVE?

A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, but before she understands the card case’s significance a thief steals it. Now she must find the artifact, navigate the pitfalls of a stiffly polite London, keep her time-traveling origins a secret, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount so hot, he curls her toes.

To Lord Montagu nothing makes more sense than keeping his distance from the strange but lovely Colonial. However, when his scheme for revenge reaches a stalemate, he convinces Isabelle to masquerade as his fiancée. What he did not bargain on is being drawn to her intellectually as well as physically.

Lord Montagu’s now constant presence overthrows her equilibrium and her common sense. Isabelle thought all she wanted was to return home, but as passion flares between them, she must decide when her true home—as well as her heart—lies.

Targeted Age Group: 18+

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Instructions for Love by June Shaw

 

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Rugged plantation owner DANE CANCIENNE knows how to love, but anger now fuels him. He cherished his wife, but way too soon, death took her. Now he’s steeled his heart against letting another woman cause him such anguish. After a fast-talking New Yorker arrives at his doorstep, he knows he needs to get this beautiful stranger to leave before she softens his heart enough to make him consider taking another chance on love.

LACI WESTLAKE flies down to Louisiana’s bayou country for her beloved Aunt Tilly’s funeral, where someone hands her an envelope with a strange request. If Laci follows what her late aunt asks of her, she’ll probably lose everything she has. But what choice does she have? And will carrying it out come soon enough for Laci to discover she has arrived at the perfect place and located the perfect man?

June Shaw is the Published Author Laision for Romance Writers Southern Louisiana chapter that meets in New Orleans. Also writing a series of humorous mysteries, she represents her state on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s southwest chapter. A multi-published author, she loves to hear from readers.

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Twinned Universes by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan

Paul Harrison always wanted to play Hamlet, but he never expected he’d live the role first.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy on 21st century Earth, Paul discovers he’s the clone of Sean Lyon, his great-great-grandfather and a famous TwenCen musician. Suspecting his mother’s death was no accident, Paul comes up with a plan to trick the answers out of the great-uncle who had him cloned. But in order to make his plan work, Paul needs help from Sean himself—and Sean’s time is running out in the TwenCen universe next door. Although Paul’s family lives on the spaceship that travels between the universes, he’s never been allowed on TwenCen Earth. Now, with the help of his friends, his disguise-creating holoprojectors, and a quantum quirk, Paul must make his way to Sean while evading other time travelers who fear he’ll change the history of the TwenCen universe. If Paul is to achieve justice, he must not only risk his own life, but the wormhole connecting the universes. “To be or not to be” was a simple question in comparison….

Free Book 11/15/2014: STATELINE by Dave Stanton

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Cancel the wedding–the groom is dead.

When a tycoon’s son is murdered the night before his wedding, the enraged and grief-stricken father offers investigator Dan Reno (that’s Reno, as in no problemo), a life-changing bounty to find the killer. Reno, nearly broke, figures he’s finally landed in the right place at the right time. It’s a nice thought, but when a band of crooked cops get involved, Reno finds himself not only earning every penny of his paycheck, but also fighting for his life.

Who committed the murder, and why? And what of the dark sexual deviations that keep surfacing? Haunted by his murdered father and a violent, hard drinking past, Reno wants no more blood on his hands. But a man’s got to make a living, and backing off is not in his DNA. Traversing the snowy alpine winter in the Sierras and the lonely deserts of Nevada, Reno must revert to his old ways to survive. Because the fat bounty won’t do him much good if he’s dead.
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The Griffin Cryer by Julia Hughes @tinksaid

It’s an easy mistake to make – instead of whistling and calling for her dog, fifteen year old Frankie accidentally summons a griffin and his rider from an alternate universe. The Rider is tall, blond and extremely rude. On the other hand, Balkind is the sweetest, most lovable griffin Frankie’s ever met, and she’s determined to help them find a way back to their own world.

In doing so, she becomes aware that she has the power to transform her own family’s tragic circumstances: After a freak accident, Frankie’s brother fell into a coma, leaving the bewildered youngster feeling alienated from her family and friends. With the mysterious Rider’s help, Frankie summons the courage to venture from her self imposed emotional prison and resolves to bring her brother home.

Dealing with parallel universes, disgruntled warriors, and hungry griffins is the easier part of Frankie’s life. At school, Frankie learns friends can become enemies, teachers aren’t always right, and the boy of your dreams can be all too human. Told in approximately 53,000 words, suitable for young adults, and all those who’ve ever dreamed of riding a griffin.

Targeted Age Group:
13 – 83 – apparently most YA readers are not young adults!
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read, read, read. Write, write, write. Find a critique group/partner who are/is sympathetic to your work. You should never dismiss suggestions out of hand, but be aware that there are some who find some kind of ego boost by criticizing others. Find a happy medium. Use your own judgement, and write from the heart. Offer to critique & beta read other writers’ work. Find a way to critique sympathetically, and suggest improvements. Be the best you can be.

Author Bio:
Londoner, Mother, Rider, Walker, Cyclist, Swimmer. Author of The Celtic Cousins’ Adventures, The Griffin Cryer and The Griffin’s Boy.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
First of all, I’ve always liked griffins – I’m a Londoner, and they’re the guardians of London. On a more serious note, I wanted to explore the way in which we sometimes sleepwalk our way into our prisons. All three main characters are imprisoned, either physically, emotionally, or in the case of Michael, Frankie’s brother, due to an ill fated accident. With the help of other people, we can summon the courage to open the door of our own jail.
Frankie’s a very ordinary girl, who discovers she has extra-ordinary qualities. I believe that’s true of all of us, it’s just a question of finding your talent, and nurturing it.

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