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Talisman

 Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: S. E. Akers

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Talisman

They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend . . . but sometimes, it’s her destiny.

When strangers sweep in to save Shiloh Wallace’s rural West Virginia town, she soon realizes her humdrum “human” life will never be the same. The unnerving telepathic event rocks the suspicious high school senior with questions that leaves her desperately seeking the truth. With freak occurrences mounting at every turn, Shiloh finds herself barreling down an unimaginable path that ultimately leads to her destiny. She is a Talisman, an elemental supernatural being who can wield powers drawn from ancient stones that grant her abilities beyond her wildest dreams.

My Troubles With Time

 Science Fiction > Time Travel
Author: Benson Grayson

FREE
My Troubles With Time

The struggle of a friendless physics professor to achieve academic tenure becomes enmeshed in his daydream of beoming a national hero by sinking the Japanese fleet which attacked Pearl harbor. Inventing a time machine, he travels back to December 1941 to carry out his fantasy. Against all odds he succeeds. Rather than being acclaimed a hero, he is arrested and sentenced to death by a U.S. Navy Court Martial for mistakenly destroying the Japanese vessels prior to their attack. Can he escape, locate his vanished time machine, travel home safely and finally obtain tenure? And will the mysterious forces that affect time travel change him?

In Her Eyes

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Wesley Banks

FREE
In Her Eyes

When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he’s always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida Track and Field team he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.

New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. The truth is she’s worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no longer bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.

Paladin’s Prize (Age of Heroes, Book 1)

 Romance > Fantasy
Author: Gaelen Foley

Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99
Paladin's Prize (Age of Heroes, Book 1)

Resolutely noble, impossibly brave, paladin Sir Thaydor Clarenbeld serves as royal champion for the kingdom of Veraidel. But when the king becomes corrupt, Thaydor speaks out—and promptly ends up banished from court, sent off as a knight errant on an endless round of quests meant to get him killed. One mission nearly does. Covered in wounds after a monstrous battle, he lies at death’s door when rescue arrives in the form of the beautiful, mystic healer known as the Maid of the Mount.

The lady Wrynne du Mere gave up a luxurious life to devote herself to caring for others. When she finds the famous hero broken and bleeding, saving him will take all her skill—and a fateful dash of magic. And it will cost her dearly.

Passenger

 Science Fiction > Time Travel
Author: Alexandra Bracken

Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99
Passenger

Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn’t even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.

Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies–the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to.

Vampire for Hire: Wolf Moon (Kingsley Fulcrum, Werewolf for Hire Book 1)

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Eve Paludan

Regularly $1.99, Today $0.99
Vampire for Hire: Wolf Moon (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Kingsley Fulcrum, Werewolf for Hire Book 1)

Werewolf for hire. Vampires on a train. One hell of a contract.

Kingsley Fulcrum is a werewolf and a lawyer. As the on-again, off-again boyfriend of vampire private eye Samantha Moon, he often takes on cases that tick her off. When his legal cases cross paths with her private investigations, the sparks can fly!

In WOLF MOON, Jolie Hart is a new vampire with a unique singing voice–and a serious case of amnesia. She hires Kingsley to protect her from clauses in her contract with a vampire who claims he’s the Devil. Kingsley hires Samantha to go undercover to help him prevent his client’s frightening destiny. Fang–a powerful vampire with a strong connection to Sam–has a compelling, romantic interest in the rising rock star.

Archangel (The Chronicles of Ubastis)

 Hard Science Fiction
Author: Marguerite Reed

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Archangel (The Chronicles of Ubastis)

The Earth is dying, and our hopes are pinned on Ubastis, an untamed paradise at the edge of colonized space. But such an influx of people threatens the planet’s unstudied ecosystem — a tenuous research colony must complete its analysis, lest humanity abandon one planet only to die on another.

The Ubasti colonists barely get by on their own. To acquire the tools they need, they are relegated to selling whatever they can to outside investors. For xenobiologist Vashti Loren, this means bringing Offworlders on safari to hunt the specimens she and her fellow biologists so desperately need to study.

Haunted by the violent death of her husband, the heroic and celebrated Lasse Undset, Vashti must balance the needs of Ubastis against the swelling crush of settlers.

We Are Not Good People (Ustari Cycle Book 1)

 Fantasy > Superhero
Author: Jeff Somers

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
We Are Not Good People (Ustari Cycle Book 1)

The ethics in a world of blood are gray—and an underground strata of blood magicians has been engineering disasters for centuries in order to acquire enough fuel for their spells. Although in the modern world these mages stay in the shadows, their exploits have become no less bloody.

Still, some practitioners use the Words and a swipe of the blade to cast simpler spells, such as Charms and Cantrips to gas up $1 bills so they appear to be $20s. Lem Vonnegan and his sidekick Mags fall into this level of mage, hustlers and con men all. Lem tries to be ethical by using only his own blood, by not using Bleeders or “volunteers.” But it makes life hard. Soon they might have to get honest work.

Unborn (Unborn Series Book 1)

 Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Amber Lynn Natusch

Regularly $4.99, Today $2.00
Unborn (Unborn Series Book 1)

Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld?except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.

Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her?those that seek the Unborn?

Orison

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Brandon Gray

Regularly $3.49, Today $1.99
Orison

Shunned by the other dryads, Aurianna lives unloved and alone. When a beautiful human named Branson King crashes into a tree and kills her grandmother, the dryads force Aurianna to take an oath that she will find and kill Branson—or die herself. But instead of finding a hardened human heart, Aurianna discovers friendship, affection, and sparks of passion—along with a deadly secret. As her relationship with Branson grows, Aurianna is confronted with a harsh reality: in order to live, she must kill the only person that might ever love her.

Lock & Mori

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Heather W. Petty

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Lock & Mori

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.

Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more…

FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.

FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.

FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.

Kiss (87th Precinct Mysteries)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Ed McBain

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
Kiss (87th Precinct Mysteries)

Emma Bowles, wife of successful businessman Martin Bowles, discovers that her life is in danger. To ease her mind, Martin hires Denker, an out-of-town bodyguard, to protect her from harm. Which is good—except she suffers two near-fatal accidents on Denker’s watch. Unsure of anything anymore, she does the only sensible thing a damsel in distress can do: she calls on the detectives of the 87th Precinct.

Detectives Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer are quickly suspicious of the entire setup—and of Denker in particular. Meanwhile the dramatic events surrounding the murder of Carella’s father are finally revealed…Torn between personal tragedy and the day-to-day of his job, Carella struggles to find an attempted murderer while he desperately searches for the solace he needs to carry on.

Spy for Hire (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 3)

 Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Dan Mayland

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
Spy for Hire (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 3)

Azerbaijan didn’t want him. And now Kyrgyzstan may not be able to handle Mark Sava either. The ex–CIA station chief has settled into a new, easy life as a spy for hire. But then his girlfriend, Daria, discovers the private intelligence agency employing Sava is connected to a strange plot involving a mysterious orphan.

As Saudi intelligence agents and the CIA seek out the boy for their own ends, Sava and Daria call on old friend and ex–Navy SEAL John Decker to protect the child while they dig for the truth. Soon Sava has a front-row seat to a black ops war between the CIA, US Naval Intelligence, and foreign forces—and the boy is somehow the key to victory. Sava just wants to find the child a good home, but can he do so before his own broken past proves his undoing?

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