Free and bargain Kindle books! (Thursday, December 1)

Here is today’s selection of bargain Kindle books!

Free today!

On the Edge of the Loch: A Psychological Novel set in Ireland, by Joseph Éamon Cummins. (Still free?)

“As a reader I begin a book with the anticipation of a journey, one that will take me out of the ordinariness of life and into places unknown. The reader is introduced to characters that immediately seem alive, that make you truly care about them. Very early on I found that I had become deeply a part of this story, continually imagining the climax (with anxiety) hoping I had seen what lay ahead. I hadn’t. The book lived up to all the big expectations it built up in me. It’s a journey of heart- stopping moments and is not without romance and tenderness.” — Amazon Reviewer

In the Arizona outback, no one came to meet Irishman Tony MacNeill.After nine years locked up, that’s how he wanted it. All he needed was a life. Not the one that had been taken from him. Not the younger oneeither. But the life he might have lived, to be who he was meant tobecome. 

At fourteen he’d lost that, and his boyhood.

Inthe years since, he held his own through a multitude of trouble. Andnow, at 27, he is finally beating the scourge of injustice, and building stability.

Then, out of the ether, Lenny Quin appears. To him she’s an apparition, a fantasy almost.

But she’s real. With a story as extraordinary as his.

On this day, after a winter of hopelessness, in a tiny seafaring villagein western Ireland, the unlikeliest resurrection looms. Through hisdarkness a woman like this was undreamable. And the future, the love,the life she promises forges in him an oath no power will easilycurtail.

Not that he desires trouble. But even here, in searchof nothing but spirit, and even as their fires fuse intimately, thewarning signs are clear. Soon, spine-chilling events force them apart.Secrets and silence fog what’s true. And very old wounds and new dreamscollide.

Is the past a forever prison for each of them? Destinytoo powerful a foe? Against all that divides them, and for all theytogether might be, Tony MacNeill will commit all he is – once again.

*From Ireland to America to the underbelly of Baghdad, this psychologicaltale spins with surprises as it unveils the extremes impassioned peoplewill go to, and the frailty and resilience of the human heart.*

*Note to Reader* 
Some books are difficult to place in a genre. Along with ‘a love story’,critics have described this as ‘a redemption novel’ and ‘a psychological suspense’. It’s a serious contemporary story dealing with passions andthemes every reader can relate to.

*Please don’t reveal the ending!* 
You’ll find something in the two final chapters that readers should discover through reading. Stay attentive, don’t skip ahead!

*Buy it now*
You’ll also find inside a revealing interview with the author and a 10-page Guide for Book Clubs, Teachers and Writing Students.

360 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 33 reviews.


Vacui Magia: Stories, by L.S. Johnson. (Still 0.99?)

“L.S. Johnson’s debut collection of speculative fiction stories is pure literary enjoyment. A deft hand creates worlds in which reality and its linings are cleverly inverted and reimagined. These are worlds where our heroes are burdened and looking for freedom, despite the costs, and their search are the trajectories Johnson so expertly lays out for us to devour and savor. Many of these stories will stick with you, after your done, and that lingering makes it all worth it.” — Amazon Reviewer

***ON SALE THROUGH DECEMBER 31. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD.***

L.S. Johnson delivers a provocative and original short story collection that ingeniously blends myth and nightmare. Whether it concerns the efforts of an infertile witch to construct a golem-baby, or a daughter’s quest to understand a father’s guilt and a mother’s supernatural infidelities, or a woman’s violent association with a group of possibly imaginary but nonetheless dangerous little men, each story in this remarkable collection demonstrates the limitless capacity of intelligent speculative fiction to enthrall, inspire, and amaze.

“I can say without hesitation, reservation or exception that this is a collection full of brilliantly written and powerfully affecting stories, each of which profoundly impressed me in different ways . . . Johnson’s Vacui Magia is a book that never goes quietly, and it is wonderful for it.” – The Future Fire Reviews

220 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 7 reviews.


Ocean of Storms, by Christopher Mari. (Still 4.99?)

” I enjoyed the clever way that the authors took known facts and created something new, effectively laying out the issues at the beginning of the story and bringing everything together at the end. Mari and Brown left no strings untied, and have concocted a tight, entertaining read. Five stars.” — Amazon Reviewer

In the near future, political tensions between the United States and China are at an all-time high. Then a catastrophic explosion on the moon cleaves a vast gash in the lunar surface, and the massive electromagnetic pulse it unleashes obliterates Earth’s electrical infrastructure. To plumb the depths of the newly created lunar fissure and excavate the source of the power surge, the feuding nations are forced to cooperate on a high-risk mission to return mankind to the moon.

Now, a diverse, highly skilled ensemble of astronauts—and a pair of maverick archaeologists plucked from the Peruvian jungle—will brave conspiracy on Earth and disaster in space to make a shocking discovery.

Ocean of Storms is an epic adventure that spans space and time as its heroes race to fulfill an ancient mission that may change the course of humanity’s future.

412 pages, with a 4-star rating from 463 reviews.


Magic Undying (Dragon’s Gift: The Seeker Book 1), by Linsey Hall. (Still 2.99?)

“The twists in the story were interesting and made me enjoy how Del was learning about her Phantom powers. Action, mystery, suspense, secrets, lot of demon characters to fight with, romance and a run against time. Like very much the fantasy and the magic of these stories that put my imagination to work.” — Amazon Reviewer

Waking up in hell was not Del Bellator’s idea of a good time. She’d rather be back on earth, killing demons and hunting down magical treasure for her shop, Ancient Magic.

Turns out that escaping hell is easy—it’s staying out that’s hard. Del’s death magic defies the laws of the supernatural world. Worse—she doesn’t know how to control it. If others learn what she is, it’s guaranteed persecution by the Order of the Magica. And Del already has a deadly and forbidden secret—she shares a soul with a dragon.

Things get sticky when Roarke Fallon, Warden of the Underworld, shows up on her doorstep wanting to drag her back to hell. He’s a one of a kind shifter—the most powerful she’s ever met—and he’s set his sights on her. Helping him catch an escaped demon gives her an opportunity to win her freedom, but only if she teams up with Roarke. She’ll have to use her forbidden magic to get the job done. And that is a recipe for discovery… and disaster.

Magic Undying features a kick butt heroine, a powerful hero, and otherworldly adventure.

218 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 31 reviews.

 


 

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