FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {10-12-2019}

By on October 12, 2019
 The Turn  by Matthew Tysz

The Turn by Matthew Tysz

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DESCRIPTION:

A dark mythological fantasy driven by the characters and the atmosphere.

“They say the end of the world began when the president of the United States shot himself on national television…”

This is the first of three books currently available. The series will ultimately consist of five novels.

Before I get into what the story is about specifically, I want to let you know off the bat that this is a niche story, particularly the first novel. The wilder, mythological elements come into full bloom from the moment the second book begins, but the entry into the series is a crushingly dark and nigh hopeless atmosphere, governed by characters who themselves are no white knights; they are wanderers both trying to make sense out of a confusing world, and that confusion is likely to be shared by the reader. Having said that, this is by design; reading the first entry of this series is like walking through a dark forest, with noises echoing from untraceable sources, shapes forming in the branches that look like something other than what they are, and all manner of things appearing out of nowhere. As the series continues, the forest opens up, and the characters begin to find agency in this new world.

There is slavery in this story, and implications of all forms of abuse (though sexual abuse is never explicitly described). The main characters are flawed to a fault; some may argue an unforgivable fault. There is no hero in this story, at least not in this opening entry to the series. This first book is somber, depressing, and bizarre. However, nihilism is not the overall theme of the series: quite the opposite, in fact.

Still, if this does not sound like something for you, I completely respect that; but because I respect you as a devoted reader and reviewer, I must ensure that you are one hundred percent aware of what you are getting into before I become the beneficiary of your time and money.

Now, moving on to the subject of the story…

The series begins two years after “the turn”, an event which rendered the world geographically unrecognizable and left less than ten percent of the population alive. Scholar, one of the two main characters, was lazing in his basement apartment when the event actually happened, so the details of this event are unknown to him, because nobody wants to talk about it.

The second main character is Ashley. He is a former Wall Street playboy who has learned how to adapt physically and psychologically to the new world. But he wants to get out of survival mode and see the world, motivated by a deep and burning desire he can’t quite put his finger on.

Finally, we have Cattleprod: a schoolteacher turned human-trafficker. He too has a desire within him to have a bigger impact on the world than he has in the past. Cunning and charismatic, he uses his skills to enlighten the new world by his grand vision for it.

The Turn as a series is a lot of things, a great many things, but the deepest staple in the narrative is the unlikely friendship that develops between the two main characters, Ashley and Scholar, and the strange and wild adventure they face together in this dark but rapidly-changing world.

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 The Deception Dance  by Rita Stradling

The Deception Dance by Rita Stradling

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DESCRIPTION:

Hell owns her–she just doesn’t know it yet.

After a year of preparation, eighteen-year-old Raven Smith has planned out every detail of her summer vacation in Europe. But while en route to Italy, Raven finds a letter in her carry-on telling her to turn back and that an agent of the devil plans to drag her to Hell.

She dismisses it as a prank from her devout, elderly neighbor. Raven is determined to focus on feeding her love of art history and spending time with her older sister.

But the letter is right–an agent of Hell waits for her in Europe. He’s waited for her all of her life, stalking her. At the perfect time, he will claim her.

Raven is, and has always been, a pawn in a very deadly game.

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 Salford World War by Mike Scantlebury

Salford World Warby Mike Scantlebury

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Available through October 13 at

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DESCRIPTION:

1914 was the year that the First World War started. It was simple: a very important person from a big country went to visit a small country and got himself killed. Threats were issued. Tensions rose. Now, one hundred years later, could the same thing happen again? Could history repeat? What if the small place was Salford, not Serbia? What if the dignitary was from China, not the kingdom of Austria-Hungary? Other things are similar – the international tensions, the treaties, the posturing. Luckily, this time, we’ve got Melia. She’s been asked by Captain Gibson to organise Security for the visit. She has only one task – keep the visitor alive. That can’t be so difficult, can it? Well, there’s the international terrorists at work. They seem to be a bit of a problem. Then there’s the traitors in the diplomat’s own party. Then there’s the government back home, who don’t seem that worried about losing the high-ranking official. Then there’s the man’s own family – for, it turns out, he has family in Britain, some in in Salford. They don’t seem keen to welcome him. Then there’s Mickey. There’s always Mickey. For Melia, he’s always a problem, but this time he seems even more problematical than usual. He’s talking about retiring. Why, in heaven’s name, NOW? Of all times, this one when she really needs him. Surely he can stick around, for a while? At least, until the mission is over, and the next world war is averted. Can’t he see he’s needed?

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 What Survives of Us by Kathy Miner

What Survives of Usby Kathy Miner

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Available through October 14 at

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DESCRIPTION:

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree and Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award
Naomi sees her first corpse in a Colorado Springs grocery store, but it won’t be her last. With devastating speed, a plague sweeps first the city, then the state, then the world, leaving less than 1% of the population to go on. Naomi, a gentle and sheltered housewife, finds herself fighting for survival in a world populated by desperate people, where might-makes-right, and mercy and compassion are in short supply. Fellow survivors Jack, a youth minister from Woodland Park; Grace, a 17-year-old high school student from Limon; and Naomi’s daughter Piper, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, all find themselves searching for a safe path forward…because it’s not just the world that has changed.

The plague that decimates the human race also pushes mankind into evolutionary change. Those who survive are different, profoundly so, in ways they are just beginning to comprehend. As Naomi struggles to protect and reunite what’s left of her family, she must also learn to understand and accept the changes in herself. In this strange new world, her survival, and the survival of those she loves, depends on it.

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 City of Ports (The Shadow Over Portsmouth Book 1)  by Jeff Deck

City of Ports (The Shadow Over Portsmouth Book 1) by Jeff Deck

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DESCRIPTION:

Life’s been a real mess since you died, Hannah.

I lost my job on the police force trying to investigate your mysterious death. They think I’m a crazy lady with an agenda. It took months of therapy to get my life back together and put you in the past.

But an anonymous caller just promised me the truth about your murder–if I look into a new corpse that’s connected to your case.

Just the ticket for plunging back into insanity… how could I resist?

To find the answers I need, I’ll have to deal with the corrupt cops I used to work with, FBI agents investigating the supernatural, and–oh yeah–a secret cult opening doors to other universes.

I might find closure. Or I might run into unspeakable monsters and die a horrible death. Either way, my world will never be the same…

If you love urban fantasy and kickass heroines, don’t wait another second — check out City of Ports, the first book in the thrilling new series The Shadow Over Portsmouth!

Praise for City of Ports:

“Wow, nice job, man! That’s a really fun read.” — Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast

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 Come Work For Me  by Weston Parker

Come Work For Me by Weston Parker

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Available through October 15 at

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DESCRIPTION:

I needed a CFO and I got a mouthy, dominant, stunningly beautiful vixen instead.

Having to retire from the military early was never in the long-term plans for my life.

And when I lost my leg, my drive doubled.

I’ve built my billion-dollar financial company from the ground up, but I need to groom a numbers person to help keep things humming.

Lilac is the perfect pick. She’s not going to let anything get by her.

Including me.

Never in my life have I butted heads with someone so hard, but the effect is a high I’m not sure I can live without.

This single mom doesn’t have a choice on where her future lies.

I want her in my office, at the board table, and in my life forever.

And what I want, I get.

Every Good Girl Deserves a Bad Boy. ~ Weston

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