Free Book 07/30/2016: Last Words by Jackson Lear

coverThis book is free on these days only – 07/30/2016 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/31/2016. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

Dear all paranoid Internet conspiracy websites: explain to me what the hell is going on in this world. Yesterday I went to bed and everything was fine.

Now there are zombies.

The US is bombing everything in sight, the dead are talking back to people, and every time I try to head home I seem to end up going farther away than when I started!

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Murder Next Door by Eileen Troemel

murder-next-door-cover-3Death in the apartment across the hall throws Eloise Franklin and Ronan Turner into each other’s lives. Turner is arrogant and condescending of Eloise profession as a stripper until he finds out she’s raising her younger sister. Eloise and her younger sister experience danger and abuse. Ronan discovers a respect and love for Eloise he never expected.

Targeted Age Group:: adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I like a challenge and I’d not written a murder mystery previously. I like the idea of a bad girl being killed and playing with how the cops perceive her when there is someone to say “get justice for her”. Setting this in the future where anything could be legal helped. The victim wasn’t doing anything illegal but was in a profession frowned on by “good” society.

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FEATURED BOOK: The Gun Trial by Dale E. Manolakas

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Guns fire and lives shatter. Media wars and violence drive a legally pivotal, riveting trial against gun sellers. A Yale student’s death triggers the treacherous and deadly legal fight for justice. Only the small Los Angeles firm of Kraus & White will litigate the difficult, cutting-edge case against the gun establishment, corporate oligarchs, and hostile media. Amidst internal strife at Krause & White, the lead trial lawyer Sophia Christopoulos and her colleagues battle parochialism and danger in Bakersfield, litigate against well-financed and corrupt opposing counsel, and overcome treachery violence and death. Fighting for her life and her firm’s survival, Sophia takes the case to its climactic trial in hostile Kern County, California. Scandal and treachery are compounded by demonstrations, deaths, and the ratings-hungry media. Racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic tensions fuel the already volatile mix. The dramatic conclusion only serves to emphasize the ubiquity and difficulty of gun violence and guns themselves in America. 5-Star Reviews “Page-turning suspense”. “Read this one. Drama, Pathos … Sensational … A Great Entertainment Bargain”, “Great read, great characters, story moves at a fast pace. Looking forward to next book!” BUY NOW! [First in Series – LETHAL LAWYERS on Amazon]

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A suspenseful whodunit, where not all the suspects are human.

Recently graduated and newly hired Ruger-Phillips employee, Dr. Sam “Doc” Price is excited to be starting his new assignment. He will be assessing training developed for a team. It is, however, a team like no other, because only one of the team members is human; the other is one of the most intelligent and lethal systems ever built by man – the Joint Aerial Combat Capability or JACC. Loaded with the latest in detection and threat assessment technology, JACC is a silent, deadly hunter in the sky. Doc discovers, however, that JACC may not be the only killer on the remote, Nevada test range where he now finds himself. Soon, he is involved in a cat and mouse game with an unknown adversary. In this fight for his life and the lives of his friends, Doc asks himself, how do you match wits with the mind in the clouds, when you are not sure if you are facing the cold, exact logic of machine intelligence or the coldblooded urges of a human murderer?

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Interview with Author – Bruce M. Perrin

The Marshall Plan (The Bennett Series #2) by Olivia Folmar Ard

11A wannabe journalist. An untapped local scandal. An entire future on the line.

Molly Marshall is happily married, incredibly rich, and up for a Pulitzer . . . in her dreams. Her reality is a different story. No one wants to pay her to write, and her student loans won’t let her work for free. Her job in a taco truck with her psycho roommate is the only escape she has from her lackluster fiancé, Gavin.

But when a scandal she failed to cover as a student surfaces again, Molly can’t resist the chance to put her name on the map. There’s just one problem: selling the story means hurting the people she cares about the most. With a dear friend’s trust and Gavin’s love at stake, Molly must make a choice. What will it be, her ambition or her heart?

The Marshall Plan is a coming of age tale that features romance, intrigue, and just the right amount of family drama. Author Olivia Folmar Ard is a huge fan of Gossip Girl, and that shines through in this second book of The Bennett Series. Download today to embark on the thrilling journey!

Targeted Age Group:: 16-35

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This may come as a surprise, but I’m not really a big fan of romance. I think—generally speaking, of course—romance novels tend to sugarcoat the truth, justify bad behavior, and encourage readers to foster unrealistic expectations. That being said, there’s still a part of me that longs to curl up with a good love story. My goal with both The Partition of Africa and The Marshall Plan was to craft stories with intriguing, well-rounded romance for people like me, who usually don’t care for the genre.


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Permafree eBook: Comedy Shorts – Humorous Fiction Short Stories by Robin Storey

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Four short comedy stories – with a blend of mystery and a dash of supernatural
Sleuthing For Beginners
Angela has always had a secret ambition to be a private detective. After her neighbour dies suddenly she launches her own investigation, with unexpected results.
A Peaceful Death
George, who has been obsessed with death since his father died, is visited by The Angel of Death, who strikes an unusual bargain.
A Girl’s Best Friend
Ali, the sole beneficiary of her uncle’s will, learns that he may have a secret, ill-gotten fortune stashed away. But she soon finds out she’s not the only one determined to find it.
The Muse
Esther, a struggling romance writer, meets her muse Alfred, and he moves in, providing her with a constant source of inspiration. But is the cost too high?
If you like comedy, mystery and fantasy, and you’re looking for a book you can read on the train or in a couple of spare hours, this book of short stories is for you.

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About the Author
Robin Storey is an indie author who lives on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She has published books in a variety of genres – comedy crime, romantic comedy, noir romance and memoir.

Robin is enjoying the challenges and rewards of being an indie author and loves connecting with readers on her Facebook page and her website/blog Storey-Lines. If you go to the website and subscribe to her newsletter, you'll receive a free copy of her comedy crime novel How Not To Commit Murder.

When she's not writing and dreaming up stories, Robin likes to get back to nature – hiking or chilling out at the beach. She is a certified book nerd and is a useful person to have on your team for quiz nights for the literary questions, but not much else. She has no strange hobbies (although she did skydive for the first time recently) or unusual pets.

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Interview with Author – Robin Storey

All In: The Globe Trot Shuffle by Paul Russell Parker III

allintheglobetrotshuffleOut of breath. Blood dripping from his helmet… John Gabriel Warden is faced with a moral and ethical dilemma. Standing in the middle of a dimly lit kitchen, Warden happens upon a discovery that will change his life, and the lives of his teammates forever. Will he turn away, or will he act upon this unbelievable find that most others would shy away from? The problem is, Warden is a United States Marine who is standing in a mansion that belonged to the former dictator during the red hot Invasion of Iraq.

In this thriller, Warden will have to circumvent more than the enemy in a daring journey to keep his discovery secret, and safe until the time is right. He must put his life, and the lives of his teammates on the line to reach their goal. Warden must travel across the globe in this action packed adventure, and he finds that no where is safe. Time after time, Warden and his companions will have to reaffirm their will to continue on, after facing one daunting obstacle after the other. Will merely surviving be enough to see their dream turn into reality? Warden is determined to finish what he, and his friends started.

Targeted Age Group:: 18-99

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1, the Invasion of Iraq. I was in the Marine Corps, and remembered hearing stories about other service members discovering gold, money, and other treasures in Iraqi palaces. My fellow Marines and I talked about what we would do in that same situation. Would we keep it, would we turn it in. How we would get it home, or how we would spend it. We never would have kept any money, but the idea of finding 100’s of millions of dollars, and becoming rich was a very captivating for a bunch of 18-20 year olds.

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The Partition of Africa (The Bennett Series #1) by Olivia Folmar Ard

1A good girl. A hunky professor. A jealous ex. What could possibly go wrong?

Hattie Greene was the typical quiet, nerdy good girl at HKCU…until she wasn’t. After a lapse in judgment and one vulnerable night spent with Samson Campbell, Ph.D., she’s gone from being teacher’s pet to professor’s mistress.

Caught between her feelings for Samson and the whispers of her conscience, Hattie moves through each day terrified that her mistake will cost her everything, and things aren’t looking good. Claire, her nosy roommate, has a built-in scandal detector, and her vindictive ex Cameron would love to bring her down. With her entire future on the line, Hattie must find a way to come out on the other side.

The Partition of Africa is a coming of age tale that features romance, intrigue, and just the right amount of drama. Author Olivia Folmar Ard is a huge fan of Gossip Girl, and that shines through in the first book of The Bennett Series. Download to embark on the thrilling, emotional journey today!

Targeted Age Group:: 16-35

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This may come as a surprise, but I’m not really a big fan of romance. I think—generally speaking, of course—romance novels tend to sugarcoat the truth, justify bad behavior, and encourage readers to foster unrealistic expectations. That being said, there’s still a part of me that longs to curl up with a good love story. My goal with both The Partition of Africa and The Marshall Plan was to craft stories with intriguing, well-rounded romance for people like me, who usually don’t care for the genre.


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FEATURED BOOK: Ice by Kevin Tinto

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Interview with Author – Chantel Rhondeau

Princess of Sparta by Penelope Haines

PrincessOfSpartaThe kingdoms of ancient Greece feud and fight for territory, and across in Asia Minor the great city of Troy is becoming ever more formidable. This is the world of Homer’s Iliad. A culture of war, violence and blood feud where the highest aspiration for a man is to become a hero and his destiny is defined by his House and family name.

Clytemnestra, known to friends and family as Nestra, is born a princess of the Royal House of Sparta. Her mother Leda is so famous a beauty that Zeus himself is reputed to have coupled with her in the guise of a swan. Helen, her sister, grow up to be the most beautiful woman in the world, the “face that launched a thousand ships” and ultimately brings about the fall of Troy.

Given such a pedigree, Nestra was never going to settle for being ordinary. She is twelve when the Atreides brothers, Agamemnon and Menelaus seek refuge in Sparta. Granted sanctuary by Nestra’s father, the brothers bring the story of their family’s bloody tragedy, their wealth and a vision of a world outside Sparta’s mountainous valley. Nestra is both repelled and enthralled by their exotic history and finds herself drawn towards the complex, charismatic Agamemnon.

When Helen is abducted by Theseus of Athens, Nestra, a warrior herself, insists on going with the troop sent to rescue her sister. The short, brutal, recovery operation is successful, and the shared mission serves to deepen the bond between Nestra and the Mycenean prince. After Agamemnon wins back his kingdom of Mycenae, Nestra becomes his bride.

As Queen of Mycenae, Nestra faces many challenges, not least the complex nature of her husband. She draws on her native courage and strength to master her situation, and focusses her energies on serving Mycenae.

When Helen, now married to his brother Menelaus, decides to run away with the Trojan Prince Paris, Agamemnon has the excuse he needs to draw the armies of Greece together and invade Troy. When the armies depart for Troy, leaving Nestra and her three children, Nestra is in left in charge of the city

Agamemnon, his army stranded in Greece because of unfavourable winds, sends for his daughter Iphigenia and has her sacrificed to propitiate Artemis. Nestra swears revenge for this appalling betrayal, and takes an oath in front of the gods to kill Agamemnon when he returns. Helped by her lover Aegisthus, she takes her revenge and murders her husband when he returns to the city.

Her action triggers a response from her children which she hadn’t anticipated. Her daughter Electra encourages her son Orestes to flee in case he too is murdered and Orestes grows up torn between his deep love of his mother, and his knowledge that he must avenge his father by killing her.

Clytemnestra’s story has fascinated people from classical Greece to contemporary times. Almost always portrayed as evil, she has been the subject of several plays, paintings and even a ballet. This retelling of her life is an attempt to see the woman behind the myth.

Targeted Age Group:: 14+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Nestra’s story was one I always knew I would write. I have been fascinated by Ancient Greek myths and stories since I was a child. My father, who loved Classical Greek culture and literature, told me many of the myths as bedtime stories. When I was seven, my parents took me to Greece on holiday, and I vividly remember going to Delphi where the oracles were delivered; Crete, where the Minotaur was slain; and Delos where Apollo was born. The physical historical evidence of these sites made the stories even more compelling to my childish imagination.
At some point in my teens I was rereading The Odyssey and realised how interconnected the tales were. The Trojan War provided a focus around which other myths were massaged to make a coherent narrative. Generations of storytellers adapted the tales to fit this pivotal event. Thus Theseus, famous for slaughtering the Minotaur, is brought into the story as the first abductor of Helen of Sparta. The house of Atreides with its terrible history becomes Agamemnon’s heritage. My own namesake, Penelope, the long-suffering wife of Odysseus, is cousin to Helen of Troy and her sister Clytemnestra.
These three women, with their vastly different reputations and fortunes, intrigued me, and I knew then it was a story I wanted to tell.

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Wayfarer Negotiator by Eileen Troemel

Negotiator-CoverAdara faces a variety of negotiations starting with riots on a space station between Wayfarers and shop keepers. With Decker, Adara has to negotiate terms in their relationship. Avin gets his first case a murder which becomes three. Decker’s parents arrive to visit. Adara has to negotiate with his mother to get her to like her. Decker proposes, Chaos reigns – until Adara negotiates a settlement.

Targeted Age Group:: adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In continuing the story of the crew of the Pritchard, I wanted to develop and round out Adara’s character. She keeps saying she’s just a pilot but she’s more than that. In Clans, I brought in her family. In Immemorial, I expanded to make Decker a bigger role and some of the other crew. In Negotiator, Decker and Adara hit some bumps in their relationship . She withdraws because it’s always worked for her but in this one, she has to learn how to grow and deal with conflict.

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