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THE FOURTH BULLET

 Thrillers > Crime
Author: Patrick Dakin
FREE

THE FOURTH BULLET

A serial killer, dubbed by the press the Goddess Slayer, is terrorizing Los Angeles.
Jake Foley and Gus Bleeker, lead detectives on the case, receive an anonymous tip that the killer is holed up in an East L.A. apartment.
They rush to the scene, but it’s a trap.
Bleeker dies on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds; Foley takes three bullets to the chest and a fourth to the head. Miraculously, he survives the shooting. But his doctors decide there is too great a risk involved in attempting to remove the fourth bullet. It has to stay where it is, lodged deep in the temporal lobe of his brain.
During the long convalescence that follows, Foley comes to realize he has acquired an amazing new ability – what psychologists call precognition.

Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers Book 1)

 Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.A. Redmerski
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Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers Book 1)

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities

 Humor > Essays
Author: Barbara Venkataraman
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A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 2)

At 8,000 words, this collection of humorous essays explores such quirky topics as: disastrous home repairs, (“A Trip to the Hardware Store”), an unfortunate dinner party (“Dinner is Served”), the truth about lazy people (“Lazy Bones”), the weird life of a debt collector (“Your Account is Past Due”) and obsessions with gadgets (“Gadget Girl”). Other essays examine how surreal the aging process is (“Where Did the Time Go?”), why you shouldn’t judge a person by their job (“Beyond Belief”), and how to complicate simple transactions (“High Finance”). Like the author’s first work, “I’m Not Talking About You, Of Course…,” these essays will give your spirit a lift and leave you smiling.

GUNNER (ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES Book 5)

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Lawrence De Maria
FREE

GUNNER (ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES Book 5)

The brutal murder of an elderly Medal of Honor winner from the Vietnam War, staged as a robbery, has unintended consequences. The hired killer, himself a veteran of more-recent American wars, feels betrayed by the people who paid him to eliminate a man he now reveres. The outraged assassin decides to seek revenge.

There is a problem. The assassin uses cutouts and secret accounts, and has no way of finding out who ordered the hit. But he knows someone who can. Someone he has trusted with his life in the past. Someone with a reputation for doing the impossible: Alton Rhode.

Finding Miranda

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Iris Chacon
FREE

Finding Miranda

Miranda Ogilvy is accustomed to being invisible. Sometimes people actually see her, but they forget her almost immediately. It’s not a bad life for a ghost, but Miranda is not a ghost. She’s a librarian.
The problem may be that Miranda lives in a big, busy city. So when her aunt dies suddenly and leaves Miranda a century-old cottage forty miles beyond the middle of nowhere, Miranda makes the life-changing move from Miami to Minokee.
Moving doesn’t solve the problem, however; people still don’t notice Miranda. The only two people who seem all too aware of her are a handsome neighbor (way out of her league) and the man who murdered her aunt (too late to move back to Miami?).

BLACK (Clashing Colors Book 1)

 Romance > Military
Author: Elin Peer
FREE

BLACK (Clashing Colors Book 1)

Can a soldier who gives and takes orders for a living help a rebel who lives to break all the rules and answer to no one?

Twenty-one-year-old Black is a homeless “Goth-rebel” who has broken laws to survive ever since she ran away from home seven years ago. When she is arrested for shoplifting, she’s forced to reach out to the father who never wanted anything to do with her. This time isn’t any different.

Gabriel is a decorated war hero who just returned from duty in Afghanistan. At a party he overhears a harsh phone conversation and learns that a young girl is in need of help. Since her father is refusing to help her back on her feet, he steps up to do the job.

The Novels of the Jaran: Jaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming

 Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Author: Kate Elliott
Regularly $24.99, Today $5.99

The Novels of the Jaran: Jaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming

In Jaran, the Earth of the future is just one of the planets ruled by the vast Chapalii empire. The volatility of these alien overlords is something with which Tess Soerensen is all too familiar. Her brother, Charles, rebelled against them and was rewarded by being elevated into their interstellar system. Struggling to find her place in the world, Tess sneaks aboard a shuttle bound for Rhui, one of her brother’s planets. On the ground, she joins up with the native jaran people, becoming immersed in their nomadic society and customs. As she grows ever closer to the charismatic jaran ruler, Ilya—who is inflamed by an urgent mission of his own—Tess must choose between her feelings for him and her loyalty to her brother.

The City, Not Long After

 Fantasy > Magical Realism
Author: Pat Murphy
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

The City, Not Long After

A plague wiped out most of the population, but some have been spared. In San Francisco, those who were left—painters, writers, dreamers—began rebuilding the city in their image: a society based on art, community, and peace. But not everyone has the same pacifist ideals.

When a mysterious young woman, Jax, appears in San Francisco, she brings disturbing news. There’s a power-hungry man, a general, moving across California, annexing cities and rebuilding his own version of America, willing to destroy anyone who stands in his way. His sights are set on the Golden Gate Bridge, and his army will soon descend, bringing guns, determination, and violence.

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

 Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Justin Cronin
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival,The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

The Dead Key

  Mystery > Historical
Author: D. M. Pulley
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

The Dead Key

It’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world.

Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault’s safe-deposit boxes were lost.

In the years since, Cleveland’s wealthy businessmen kept the truth buried in the abandoned high-rise. The ransacked offices and forgotten safe-deposit boxes remain locked in time, until young engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon them during a renovation survey.

The Man of Legends

 Horror > Occult
Author: Kenneth Johnson
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

The Man of Legends

New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.

In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt spearheaded by an ambitious Vatican emissary and an elderly former UN envoy named Hanna.

The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

 Thrillers > Historical
Author: Philippa Gregory
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom.“Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son.

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