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Cursed Immortals 1: Judas and the Vampires (Two Novels)

Cursed Immortals 1: Judas and the Vampires (Two Novels)

by Aiden James

Plague of Coins:

William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret.

An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome â??thirty-ish’ William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe.

But long ago, William Barrow had another nameâ?¦one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.

Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, William/Judas is on a quest to reclaim the thirty silver shekels paid to him in exchange for Jesus Christ. Twenty-one coins have now been recoveredâ??thanks in large part to the help from his latest son, the esteemed Georgetown University history professor, Alistair Barrow.

Ever hopeful the complete coin collection will buy him a full pardon from God and end his banishment from heaven, William plans a visit to a remote village deep within Iran’s Alborz Mountains to retrieve â??silver coin number twenty-two’. But the CIA has a different objective for this trip, one that pits both father and son against an unscrupulous Russian billionaire searching for something else that’s just as precious within the ancient mountains of Iranâ?¦something that threatens peace in the modern world if William and Alistair fail to reach it first.

The Vampires’ Last Lover:

Txema Ybarra is the most unenviable nineteen-year-old girl alive.

Smart, pretty, and athletically gifted, this University of Tennessee freshman should be enjoying college life and her entrance into adulthood. And for a moment she doesâ?¦until the vampires show up.

Born with an unusual â??twin teardrop’ birthmark on her neck, Txema (pronounced Chema) is one of only a handful of females in the world who bear this trait. It marks her as a vessel of eternal youth and beauty for an elite vampire society determined to protect her precious bloodâ?¦. But it also is the only thing standing in the way of a rogue â??undead’ nation determined to destroy mankind and usurp the power their sexier brethren have held uncontested for centuries.

Caught in the middle of this war after all the other bearers of the birthmark are murdered, Txema must flee America and heads to France under the protection of five beautiful vampires who all have a vested interest in her survival. The race is on to save her blood, as well as her very life, to ensure the survival of Les Amantes de Vampire. Otherwise, Txema will be the last oneâ?¦the vampires’ last lover.

Acclaim for the novels of Aiden James:

“The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. â?¦Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year.”
â??Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for The Devil’s Paradise

“Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one.”
â??Bookfinds review for The Forgotten Eden

“The hook to this excellent suspense thriller is the twists that will keep readers wondering what is going on as nothing is quite what it seemsâ?¦Aiden James provides a dark thriller that grips fans from the opening.”
â??Harriet Klausner, for The Forgotten Eden

“Aiden James writing style flows very easily and I found that Cades Cove snowballed into a very gripping tale. Clearly the strengths in the piece were as the spirit’s interaction became prevalent with the familyâ?¦ The Indian lore and ceremonies and the flashbacks to Allie Mae’s (earthly) demise were very powerful. I think those aspects separated the work from what we’ve seen before in horror and ghost tales.”
â??Evelyn Klebert, author of A Ghost of a Chance and Dragonflies

“Aiden James is insanely talented!”
â??J.R. Rain, author of Moon Dance and Vampire Moon



Light Apprentice #2

Light Apprentice #2

by Igor Noronha

Nate and Tlob leave their town and run into trouble. Many surprises await them as they find out more about Nate’s past! Read it now to get more experience points!



3 Women Scorned

3 Women Scorned

by Chris D. Ags

In “Three Women Scorned” Michael Kalla who is one of the most charming men uses his skills to charm his way into success, even if it is in the illegal wine importation business.

He still has not forgiven his father for the way he treated his mother before she died from cancer and wants to use his success to prove to his father what a real man is.

Unfortunately, a gambling addiction puts Michael in a situation where he has to run away from a bunch of gangster(s) he owes money to. It also costs him the life of his close friend and business partner, something promises to never forgive himself for.

As time goes on Michael finds himself becoming more and more like his Father and soon realises he treats women no better than his father treated his mother. It’s just that over time Michael crosses the wrong women and now has to contend with “3 Women Scorned”.



Killer I Am

Killer I Am

by R. Howard Trembly

The man called Justice and his mule Quietus team up with a minister-turned lawman to track and stop a mass murderer of young girls and, at the killer’s insane impulse, men and women also.

Along the way they battle outlaws and Indians set on stopping them at all cost. And, much to Justin Page’s surprise, he finds his heart taken by a young woman who could be the twin to his fiancee who was lost at sea several years before.

Ride along with the lawmen on a fantastic journey that takes you from the Barbary Coast to the salt flats of Utah’s Great Salt Lake and beyond, while Justin Page fights his way ever eastward to meet his destiny and possible death at the hands of the deranged murderer.

This mystery is filled with excitement that will keep one guessing to the very end.



Crimson Hit - The Bob Burton Series

Crimson Hit – The Bob Burton Series

by L. J. Martin

“Bob Burton knows crime and how to write about it…you won’t put this one down.” Elmore Leonard

Dev Shannon lives the good life, on a boat in Santa Barbara harbor, but he pays dearly from time to time, as he’s one of America’s finest man-hunters, a bounty hunter, and there’s plenty of customers out there to hook up and haul in.

Bob Burton is America’s No. 1 bounty hunter with over 3,000 arrests. He’s currently in Florida training bodyguards, bounty hunters, and maritime employees in the art of repelling pirates.

L. J. Martin is the acclaimed author of over 30 mysteries, westerns, and historicals.



Mango and Sticky Rice

Mango and Sticky Rice

by William Peskett

A photographer hired to witness a murder, a colour-blind sperm donor, a ghost who misses his friends, a Canadian in Pattaya who pretends he’s from Latvia, and a woman sure her children’s will be the last human generationâ??these are just some of the fascinating characters with leading roles in this poignant collection of short stories.

Often amusing, sometimes comical and occasionally sad, these tales are always touching. William Peskett writes with a light touch and brings a sensitive and sympathetic eye to bear on a wide variety of characters and an unusual mixture of relationships.

Many of the stories in the collection are set in Thailand or have a Thai connection and have much to reveal about how life is lived by locals and by foreigners resident in this fascinating part of the world.

Mango and Sticky Rice is also available from the Kindle Store bundled together with William Peskett’s second collection of short fiction, Mist on the Jungle, and a bonus short story as The William Peskett Short Story Omnibus. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089AG1WE



Overcoming Betrayal (Lesbian Loves)

Overcoming Betrayal (Lesbian Loves)

by M. M. Zip Zimmerman

This suggested “adult only” fictional romance story is about a straight woman coming out and to terms about her sexual identity after a passion filled night with her sister’s latest drinking partner and love interest. The descriptive love making, sister rivalry, and street justice for a child abuser will pull the reader in and have them asking for more.



Reasons for the Fall

Reasons for the Fall

by Greg Schumaker

Channeling the magical love of storytelling of early American writers like Kate Chopin and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Reasons for the Fall follows a trio of aimless, romantic and wealthy friends on a summer vacation to Saugatuck, an enchanted and bohemian town snuggled alongside the dunes of Lake Michigan. This volume also includes three short stories which travel from the sandy Great Lakes coast to the mind of an enchanted old woman, to a personal narrative by the author and, across the solar system, to the cold surface of one of Jupiter’s mysterious moons.



My Funny Bunny. A children's picture book with extra first word pages

My Funny Bunny. A children’s picture book with extra first word pages

by Moira Butterfield

My pet bunny lives indoors.
She hops around on the floor.

Meet the cuddliest bunnies you’ll ever see in this rhyming photographic picture book created especially for Kindle by the bestselling team at Little Star. As well as the beautifully-illustrated story there are ten first word flashcards to share with young children. Look out for the whole series so that your kids can tell everyone they have puppies, kittens, bunnies and their very own farm hidden inside their Kindle!

Little Star Books are created by children’s book professionals Moira Butterfield and Gerald Hawksley. For more about our books, plus free downloads and play ideas, come to www.littlestarbooks.com. You’ll be welcome!



A NATION DIVIDED - THE SECOND CIVIL WAR (The Second Civil War - BOOK I)

A NATION DIVIDED – THE SECOND CIVIL WAR (The Second Civil War – BOOK I)

by MARSHALL HUFFMAN

Wars do not just happen. No one gets up one morning and says â??I think I’ll start a war today.’ Wars take time to cultivate. They must be nurtured. Issues need to be unresolved and left simmering.

Why would any nation go to war with itself? How can there possibly be a winner? No one really wins in a Civil War. Once a Civil War starts there is no quick way to end it. No matter what the size of the opposing army or how advanced their weapons are, guerrilla warfare is the great equalizer.

The purpose of the government is to ensure our constitutional rights of freedom and liberty. But what happens when the government leaders decide that they know what is best in every aspect of our lives and that they have the authority to usurp the constitution?

There are many that are not sheep and will stand up and fight for what they feel is morally right. At some point the people will rise up and oppose those hell-bent on invalidating the Constitution. At that point we will have America’s SECOND CIVIL WAR.

This is Book 1, A NATION DIVIDED – The Preamble to War. It is a chilling view of one possible future for the United States of America.

Book 2, A NATION AT WAR, takes the reader through the years of the Second Civil War.

Book 3, A NATION HEALING, looks at how the nation tries to piece itself together once again.



Suspending Reality

Suspending Reality

by Kelly Rimmer

Esther feels like her family of four has become a family of three with a live-in social work project. She is never more aware of her failure to fit in than at her eighteenth birthday party, when the guest of honour becomes the odd one out. One impulsive act of rebellion will change everything – whether or not Esther is ready to deal with the consequences.

Cheryl lives a drama-free life – and its killing her. Motherhood has been a disappointment and the days are melting into one another, one endless blur of nothingness, funded by welfare payments and a small town that seems to be shrinking in on her. Escaping the monotony is becoming a matter of life or death.

Carla is beautiful and wealthy, and ambitious to the core. She’s new in town to find a fresh start, and it doesn’t take much effort to line up a suitable job, then partner and home. The question for Carla is, can a promising future cancel out a shadowed past?

Their lives couldn’t be more different – but Esther, Cheryl and Carla will all discover that finding peace will come at a costâ?¦someone might have to die.



COLLEGIATE LEAPS (OMNISCIENT LEAPS SERIES)

COLLEGIATE LEAPS (OMNISCIENT LEAPS SERIES)

by Kimberly Slivinski

Book 2 in the OMNISCIENT LEAPS SERIES

Blessed with an omniscient gift, college freshman Kara Benson leaps through time touching and altering lives on God’s behalf. While juggling her studies, Kara must adjust to her eccentric roommate, make time for Lukeâ??her spiritual shepherd and boyfriend who lives in an inaccessible realm, and accept being teamed up with an unlikely rogue leaper. Just when she feels God might be rethinking her extraordinary vocation, Kara flashes back through time to begin a mission too complicated for her to fulfill on her own.

Bizarre encounters with an overly-friendly professor, flashes to past events at a clandestine estate of the present, and a sudden incidence of outlandish pranks unraveling on her school’s lakeside campus, prompt Kara to uncover a connection. If she can just instinctively trust God, Kara will discover the link to solidifying her hope for a future with Luke, allay her desire to make rash judgments of others and transform a callous plot spanning several decades.



Southern Scotch (Reb's Rebel Yell Crime Tales for Bad Boys and Girls)

Southern Scotch (Reb’s Rebel Yell Crime Tales for Bad Boys and Girls)

by Reb MacRath

Boogie Nights meets Deliverance and Have Gun Will Travel in a revenge thriller from award-winning Reb (Kelley Wilde) MacRath. Pete McGregor, a flamed-out Scot in Atlanta, is beaten half to death one night when he’s mistaken for a slippery con man. Five years later, he returns as the wealthy Boss MacTavin, head of Boss Corrections. Boss has a specific Correction in mind for the con man who cost him an eye. But the con man, he learns, had been set up in turn. The vengeance trail takes a dark turn into the murderous union of Atlanta’s adult film business and the INS. And this rugged Southern Scot soon learns he only thought he knew the meaning of absolute evil.



Unforgivable (Part One)

Unforgivable (Part One)

by James Fuller

Rising from the ashes of his home in Ever-Dale, Jamus Willms carves a brutal path of vengeance through the lands powerful nobility. His quest for justice seems to defy even death, as hatred fuels his journey – to the ruthless Lord that took everything from him as a simple reminder of the status quo. With the fires of that fateful night still burning in his mind, each step that takes him closer to reclaiming his daughter from the clutches of a psychopath blurs the line between man and monster – Jamus struggles to keep the flames that had disfigured his flesh from twisting his very soul forever.
A moving and satisfying tale of revenge from James Fuller.



KNIGHT'S BIG EASY (The E Z Knight Reports)

KNIGHT’S BIG EASY (The E Z Knight Reports)

by Gordon Kessler


KNIGHT’S BIG EASYâ??an Action/Adventure Thriller Novel


Killing is never easy for E Z Knight. But when he’s doing away with some really despicable bastards, it’s not all that difficult.

In Knight’s Big Easy: Voodoo, hoodoo and a girl named Poodoo make this year’s Mardi Gras the most fun but also the most dangerous party of all for E Z Knight!

Knight goes to New Orleans to find Parole Officer Tamara White Cloud’s AWOL USMC son, and finds out L/Cpl Billy White Cloud isn’t the only one who’s gone missing.

He uncovers the largest human trafficking organization since the US slave emancipation. Led by a Voodoo King named Papa Legba, the slave ring preys not only on young runaways and homeless children, but also kidnaps them from their own homes, and then sells them into prostitution and sweat-shop labor.

Knight works with a retired jazz musician named Black Zack who restores old horns in a shop called Jazzy Brass. They team up with FBI Special Agent Pooh Dooley to find Billy and to stop the slave-traders. However, Knight’s old musician sidekick might be more than he appears. Black Zack claims the hay in the back of his truck is for feeding his cousin’s goats. But when the pickup the old horn tooter’s driving is run off the road and catches fire, smoke from the alfalfa bales in the back gives Knight a high unlike any he’s had before.

Time is running out. A cargo ship loaded with over 500 children is away to the deepest waters in the Gulf. With the threat of being exposed, Papa Legba has ordered the ship sunk as soon as it reaches Sigsbee Deep. But Knight’s not that worried about dealing with the two-dozen armed men on the slave ship, or the nighttime HALO jump he must make to carry out the rescueâ??it’s the Voodoo Queen named Marie who won’t rest until she’s turned E Z Knight into a zombie that’s making his skin crawl.

A prequel to Knight’s Ransom, Knight’s Big Easy is the second novel in “The E Z Knight Reports”; a sexy, humorous and irreverent series as well as a somewhat realistic and poignant look at the darker side of life, crime and the human condition. With a modern-day, ramped up “The Rockford Files”/”Magnum PI” feel, a Jack Bauer-capable hero and a “24” pace, this series consists of stand-alone, page-thrumming novels.

“The E Z Knight Reports” has a special section on the author’s website and blog (gordonkessler.com) with info on each of the books, E Z Knight, Jazzy Brass and the “Knight Girls”. You’ll also find information about the author and his other novels and works.

If you enjoy best-selling action/adventure thriller authors like Don Winslow and Clive Cussler, as well as some of the best thrillers in eBooks by indie authors like John Locke and JA Konrath, you’ll love Knight’s Big Easy!

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NY Times bestselling authors agree:

“â?¦a wild rideâ?¦kick-assâ?¦will have you thrumming through the pages well into the nightâ?¦handled with stunning effect.”â??James Rollins, author of the thrillers Map of Bones, Black Order, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Skeleton Key and many more (about Brainstorm).

“â?¦exciting and fast-paced as a thrill ride on a dive bomber, a maelstrom of action, violence, murder and mayhem, way too much fun to put down once you’re hooked…frighteningly believable. Kessler is a former US Marine parachutist, recon scout, and ‘Super Squad’ team leaderâ??and he really knows his stuff.”â??Douglas Preston, author of the thrillers Relic, The Codex, Book of the Dead, and many more (about Brainstorm).
Three of Kessler’s best thriller novels all in one big eBookâ??check out the Big Three-Thriller Bundle/Box Collection.



Pop Fiction: Stories Inspired by Songs

Pop Fiction: Stories Inspired by Songs

by Various Artists

An ex-Disney employee haunted by his hero’s song… A sharp-talking cowboy who can’t quite outrun his destiny… A man closer to Captain Kirk than could possibly be healthy… This is Pop Fiction: Stories Inspired by Songs – the literary equivalent of the greatest mix tape ever recorded. Influenced by everyone from The Clash to The Fall, via David Bowie and, er, Olivia Newton-John, Pop Fiction’s stories mix styles as eclectic as the songs which have inspired them, and showcase nine talented new voices as they celebrate one art form’s impact on another. Contributing authors: Karen Snape-Williams, Tom Singleton, Daniel Lewis, Marc Nash, Jacky Cowper, Lee Williams, Lev Parikian, Carole Pitt, Aís.



Alternate Choices

Alternate Choices

by Tracey Perger

Renee Truxton works as a consultant in an abortion clinic. Through a series of events she comes to know Jesus as her Savior. As a result of her new relationship with the Lord she begins to question her views on the most personal, controversial issue in America.



An overwhelming emptiness

An overwhelming emptiness

by Giorgio Micheli

Set in Trieste, a disenchanted city, a tender love story takes place during the Christmas holidays between Giovanni, a the trumpeter in the city theater, and the beatiful young Silvia, fellow violinist originally from Warsaw. Giovanni is, by now, fifty years old. He is afraid to fall in love, and his fears lead him to self reflect on the past and his uncertain future. The encounter with the blind Anna, Dec. 31, gives his life a quick change. But around the corner, danger lurks, something that could destroy his newfound happiness.



Twist's Tales

Twist’s Tales

by Michael Twist

Ten stories featuring ten individuals in situations, both common and uncommon, that draw on a full range of emotions. From a woman’s blind date; to a teen making a career choice; to a soldier returning home; to a man with a regret; to a prisoner’s dilemma: these thought-provoking stories will stay with you for days.



Connections - Dead On Arrival (Taylor Books)

Connections – Dead On Arrival (Taylor Books)

by Amanda Glenn

TAYLOR BOOKS – 2
When Taylor agreed to keep her friend Val’s children for a couple weeks she didn’t expect a dead body to arrive with the children, a persistent and messy housebreaker, or a duel with a tropical storm named Alma. And where was her significant other, Chris, during all this? That’s what she’d like to know.



Echoes of Splendour (Book one of Katya's Story)

Echoes of Splendour (Book one of Katya’s Story)

by Anne Ireland

Katya is a young girl growing up in Russia in the palace of Prince Vronski. Her father is the prince’s son’s tutor. Ivan is a rebel and she is devoted to him. After Ivan’s father is killed and they are forced to flee to Paris during the troubles in Russia, Ivan gives her a beautiful ruby intended for his father’s mistress. Katya feels it is dangerous and fears it will bring ill luck – but despite herself she is fallin in love with her prince…



HAWK: Sound Justice

HAWK: Sound Justice

by Cynthia Hepner

“Hawk: Sound Justice, is a well written and cleanly put together story with likable characters. It is listed as a short story, but could easily launch a fantastic series of novellas, with Hawk as the central character. Cynthia Hepner has stumbled across something special with this one and I can’t wait to see where she will go next.”~WebbWeaver

“Hawk” will appeal to readers interested in suspenseful investigative stories with just a touch of romance.” ~ Veronica DiMarcos-Dorrance Publishing

Ms. Hepner’s newest book entitled HAWK Sound Justice contains two stand alone short stories.

Meet Hawk, a high powered attorney that gets involved with the mysterious disappearance of a young Native American boy. In his quest to find the boy, we learn just what makes Hawk who he is. Hawk lives for the truth. His Native American heritage has greatly influenced his perception of the world. The last words from his father…
A man is born with integrity; whether or not he has it when he dies, depends on how he lives his life…
Hawk is determined to die with his integrity in tack…but, time is running out for Jason White Eagle and Hawk must sift through an ever thickening web of lies and deceit in order to get to the truth and stop the clock that is ticking for the missing boy. Will he find him in time?

In Sloane, a recurring character of Ms. Hepner’s that helped to find and bring the criminals to justice in Hawk, has his own story to tell. Sloane also has strong morals and a sense of duty to right the wrongs of the underdog. As he protects a battered wife and her two developmentally delayed children from the ex-husband that is determined to finish the job he started, Sloane finds that life with his dog Clancy is about to change. Is there life after abuse? Find out as you read about Sloane and the women and children of the Transitional Living Center.



JACK

JACK

by Cynthia Hepner

In her latest book, Cynthia Hepner has created two more tender yet powerful short stories that are guaranteed to captivate you as well as touch your heart.

Return to Mayfield:
Jackson Barrett left home as a young boy never planning to return, but when the letter came from his mother that his father had died and she needed his help, he said good-bye to his bride and hopped a bus to Mayfield.
Jack finds that the trip back home turns into more than he anticipated as he confronts the demons of his past and comes to grips with his feelings for his father.

Murder in Mayfield:
Chief of Police Jackson Barrett loves his jobâ?¦that is until the body of a young woman is found in the local cemetery. In a town with virtually no crime, Jack finds himself looking at his long time friend as a possible suspect.
Could Jeff possibly have killed this girl? That is the question that Jack is determined to answer.
           



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