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The Captive (Griffin Force #1)

 Action & Adventure > Romance
Author: Julie Coulter Bellon
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The Captive (Griffin Force #1)

Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications–something Jake takes as a personal challenge. As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates and time runs out for the hostages. Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire?

Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father’s enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she’ll do anything to bring her home–including walking into the enemy’s lair.

Child of Mine: a psychological thriller

 Thrillers > Crime
Author: V. J. Chambers
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Child of Mine: a psychological thriller

A teenage girl found murdered.

Lorelei Taylor’s autistic son, Simon, is a suspect. But he didn’t even know the girl. Did he?

Simon is sixteen, vulnerable, and diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Lorelei knows her gentle son could never harm another person.

But then she finds Simon’s camera full of photographs of the murdered girl, and her certainty begins to waver.

As the police circle in on her son, Lorelei has only one choice—to solve the murder and exonerate Simon. But does she know her teenage son as well as she thought she did?

The Lady

  Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Judy Higgins
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The Lady

South Georgia, 1956.
When sixteen-year-old Quincy Bruce goes to live with her Aunt Addy, she has no idea that what happened thirteen years earlier in wartime London can destroy her future. Her parents have gone to Africa as missionaries, leaving Quincy with her free-spirited and lively aunt, a war widow, and the only person who supports Quincy’s ambition to become a musician. When another aunt accuses Addy of having been the inspiration for the adulterous woman in Nathan Waterstone’s infamous wartime novel, The Lady, Quincy vows to prove her wrong. As Quincy settles into her new life with Addy, she sets about unraveling the secrets of Addy’s life, and of Nathan’s, in an effort to discover the true identity of the Lady.

Spy Thriller: An Involuntary Spy (Involuntary Spy Political Thrillers Series Book 1)

 Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Kenneth Eade
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Spy Thriller: An Involuntary Spy (Involuntary Spy Political Thrillers Series Book 1)

Seth Rogan was a bad spy. He wasn’t a spy at all. Just a guy trying to do the right thing. As a biologist for the largest biotech company in the world, he had a great job, and enjoyed all the perks. But when asked to do some tests on the company’s genetically engineered (GMO) foods, he uncovered secrets that entangled him in a web of corruption, fraud and conspiracy that he could not escape from. In a story of mystery and suspense that seems too true to life to be fiction, Seth, having bit the hand that fed him, is on the run from CIA, the FBI, and the full overreaching strength of the United States government, charged with espionage, and finds temporary refuge with an old enemy — Russia.

The House of Many Worlds

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Sam Merwin Jr.
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The House of Many Worlds

THE CLASSIC OF ALTERNATE EARTHS! Ancient, encrusted with legend, supposedly empty, the old mansion on Spindrift Key stood like a dark and lowering wraith. In this classic science fiction novel the New York Times called “a fast-moving adventure, told with engaging humor,” reporter Elspeth Marriner’s nose for news leads her into a world of trouble. Make that, in worlds of trouble. When she and photographer Mack Fraser, the man she loves to hate, are sent to investigate the old mansion in the Hatteras, they never dream that once inside their lives will never be the same. For the house is a gateway to alternate Earths, watched over by a mysterious group called the Workers, who guard against more advanced civilizations crossing the dimensional barriers to conquer defenseless neighbors.

The Wicked North (Hearts Touched By Fire Book 1)

 Historical Romance > Victorian
Author: Gina Danna
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The Wicked North (Hearts Touched By Fire Book 1)

Bound by duty and honor to wear the Union blue, a Southern-born West Point officer fights his own desires and the need to protect the woman he abandoned, he disobeys his orders to find her, as the Army of the Potomac marches toward her family’s home near Richmond.
She has the guts and willpower to protect her home from the hated Yankee aggressors, but when that traitor to the South appears at her door, she’s torn between wanting to shoot him and to be held in his arms again. Can she forgive him for their past indiscretion or does she turn him in to be executed, a traitor to both sides?

Pursuit (Silver Cane Chronicles Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Colonization
Author: James David Victor
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Pursuit (Silver Cane Chronicles Book 1)

An interstellar manhunt that will change the fate of the system

Silver Cane is hot on the trail of the first interstellar terrorist in recorded history. As he continues to elude capture, more destruction ensues. Along the way, Silver learns that not everyone thinks their perfect world is all it’s made out to be. Can she catch the criminal and stop more acts of terror or will the perfect world she has always known come crumbling down around her.

Pursuit is the first book in the Silver Cane series. If you like fast paced space adventures with engaging, and quirky, characters, you will love Pursuit.

Trauma: A Novel

  Thrillers > Medical
Author: Daniel Palmer, Michael Palmer
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Trauma: A Novel

 

Dr. Carrie Bryant is a much-admired neurosurgical resident at an esteemed Boston hospital. When the relentless pace of her residency leads to a life-shattering error, Carrie loses her confidence—and decides to quit her residency and move back home. Her new life’s purpose: To help her combat-vet brother, Adam, recover from a crippling case of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The experimental program at the VA Medical Center promises the possibility of curing the ravages of PTSD forever. It seems like Adam’s best option, but Carrie has her doubts when one of her patients goes missing…and then another. Carrie joins local investigative reporter David Hoffman in the hunt for answers. The hospital, however, is determined to keep its secrets at all costs.

“N” is for Noose: A Kinsey Millhone Novel

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Sue Grafton
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

"N" is for Noose: A Kinsey Millhone Novel

Kinsey Millhone should have done something else–she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career.

Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff’s office–a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign. Newquist’s widow didn’t doubt the coroner’s report. But what Selma couldn’t accept was not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life.

Dark Side of the Road, The: A country house murder mystery with a supernatural twist

 Mystery > British Detectives
Author: Simon R. Green
Regularly $0.99, Today $0.55

Dark Side of the Road, The: A country house murder mystery with a supernatural twist

Ishmael Jones is someone who can’t afford to be noticed, someone who lives under the radar, who drives on the dark side of the road. He’s employed to search out secrets, investigate mysteries and shine a light in dark places. Sometimes he kills people.
Invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, Ishmael arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared. As he questions his fellow guests, Ishmael concludes that at least one of them – not least Ishmael himself – is harbouring a dangerous secret, and that beneath the veneer of festive cheer lurk passion, jealousy, resentment and betrayal.

Hummingbird (Genuine Rare Bird Book)

 Essays & Correspondence
Author: Jude Angelini
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99

Hummingbird (Genuine Rare Bird Book)

Dark, deviant, and deliriously funny, Jude Angelini writes in the colloquial vein of Charles Bukowski, using his unique, natural voice to tell stories from his life. He writes about his sexual encounters—both strange and intimate—alongside stories from his childhood and his tell-all experiences with “science drugs.” Throughout it all, Jude is critical of himself and his actions, proving himself to be vulnerable, lonely, and extremely relatable. A stellar follow-up to Hyena.

Her Dying Breath (A Slaughter Creek Novel Book 2)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Rita Herron
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

Her Dying Breath (A Slaughter Creek Novel Book 2)

Journalist Brenda Banks is on the verge of the biggest story of her career—if she can stay alive long enough to finish it. A serial killer is targeting men in the small town of Slaughter Creek, leaving behind a twisted trail of clues meant only for Brenda. It’s a dangerous, deadly game, one she cannot master without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she’s loved since high school—and whose tormented past could hold the key to catching a killer.

Nick Blackwood barely survived childhood at the hands of his father, a sadistic mastermind known as the Commander. Since he left town, he’s spent his life chasing criminals—and trying to forget the beauty he once loved.

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