OK, it is still to early to be thinking about Christmas. However, you can download The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts for $0.00 for a limited time and read it in December on a cold evening. Book description for A Bite Before Christmas: In Heidi Betts’s collection of holiday novellas, vampires turn to Angelina Bertolli—vampire matchmaker extraordinaire—to help them find that special someone to curl up with under the mistletoe…“All I Vant For Christmas” Connor loves trimming the Christmas tree, baking gingerbread cookies, and hanging the mistletoe. But his vampire siblings won’t help. His friend Angelina sends party planner Jillian to the rescue. But when Jillian, who’s mortal, discovers she’s decking the halls for a family of vampires, will she run—or will Connor have a beautiful woman to share the holidays with? “A Vampire in Her Stocking” When Vivian learns that her secret crush Nick is terminally ill, she’s heartbroken. Confiding in Angelina, Vivian refuses to turn Nick into a vampire. Deciding to play Santa, Angelina changes Nick Read more »
Phoebe Matthews, author of Vampire Career – $2.99, spent many years writing romances until she switched to writing what is her favorite reading genre: urban fantasy. Vampire Career is the first novel in this series which is set in the Olympic Peninsula. Before we get to her interview, here is the book description for Vampire Career. A beginning vampire… A gnawing hunger… A friendly guy… Disaster just a heartbeat away. Newly turned vampire Georgia can deal with the “dead all day” part, but she wishes the rest of her new lifestyle came with a training manual. The vampire who turned her went away without teaching her the basics. Can silver burn her? Must she sleep in a coffin? And most important, how can she avoid loving her boyfriend to death? Interview with Phoebe Matthews. Read more »
Terror by Night by Terry Caffey is a nonfiction account of a murder in 2008. Terror by Night is free for a limited time and is rated 4.2 stars on 28 reviews. Book description of Terror by Night: At 3:00 a.m. on March 1, 2008, Terry Caffey awoke to find his daughter’s boyfriend standing in his bedroom with a gun. An instant later the teen opened fire, killing Terry’s wife, his two sons, and wounding him 12 times, before setting the house ablaze. Terry fell into deep depression and planned to kill himself, but God intervened. Upon visiting his burned-out property, Terry noticed a scorched scrap of paper from one of his wife’s books leaning against a tree trunk. The page read: “[God,] I couldn’t understand why You would take my family and leave me behind to struggle along without them. And I guess I still don’t totally understand that part of it. But I do believe that You’re sovereign; You’re in control.” That page was like a direct message from God, and it turned Terry’s life around. Now, one year later, Terry is remarried, the adoptive father of two young sons, and working Read more »
61 customer reviews give Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler a 4.0 rating. Rain Song, a religious fiction title, is free for a limited time. Book description for Rain Song: In Wisler’s likable debut, a young woman is offered a chance to find romance and make peace with her past. After her missionary mother dies under mysterious circumstances in Japan, young Nicole Michelin returns to North Carolina to live with her depressed father and loving grandmother. Now 31, and a middle school English teacher, Nicole bears the scars of a time she can’t remember. She sleeps with her cloth kimono doll and nurses phobias ranging from anxiety about flying to a fear of commitment. But when she meets an intriguing man through a Web site column, her yearning for love encourages her to risk getting to know him even though he lives in Japan. Wisler’s cast of Southern women is lightly sketched but no less charming for this, and her development of the relationship between Nicole and her three-year-old autistic cousin strikes poignant notes throughout. Faith fiction fans will appreciate Read more »
Author Laurie Alice Eakes gives us Lady in the Mist for $0.00 for a limited time. Lady in the Mist has a great review history with a rating of 4.3 stars on 54 customer reviews. Book description of Lady in the Mist: By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife’s death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office. By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and . . . love? Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them? With stirring writing that puts readers Read more »
For over twenty years, M. Louisa Locke was known by students taking U.S. History classes at San Diego Mesa College as Dr. Locke, an enthusiastic and amusing teller of stories about the past. Now semi-retired, she has taken her story telling in a new direction with the publication of Maids of Misfortune (Taken from Amazon.com). Excellent choice, Dr. Locke. Your breakout novel, Maids of Misfortune, is looking good. Personally, I think it’s fantastic when a history professor writes fiction; we get a richer feel for the time.
Maids of Misfortune
has 33 reviews and still carries a 4.2 star rating after being available for more than a year on Amazon. And here’s the best part…Maids of Misfortune is only 99¢ in the kindle store. Yes, I’m serious. I don’t joke about stuff like that. Get Maids of Misfortune
by M. Louisa Locke today, and then come back here and tell us what you think!
It is Friday and I want to make sure that we all have enough to read this weekend. I have some free recommendations and some “Great Reads” at a bargain price.
A Terrrible Beauty by D.W. St. John is a contemporary fiction title whose story is based upon our public education system. A Terrible Beauty is rated 3.8 stars on 12 reviews. This book is free for a limited time. Book description for A Terrible Beauty: After suffering the greatest of personal tragedies, Dai O’Connel is no longer willing to lie. A headstrong Welshman twenty years in an Oregon classroom, he refuses either to lower standards or to implement the feel-good nonsense of Outcome Based Curriculum, and as a result is targeted for dismissal. Sent to document his failings is Solange Gonsalvás, Oregon’s youngest assistant superintendent. Known both for breathtaking attractiveness and her dedication to the job, she is relentless in pursuit of incompetent teachers. Deeply believing she can make the district’s schools better, while struggling with her own concept of what school should be, Solange finds O’Connel not at all as she expected. Principled, confident, very good at what he does, Dai is not the kind of teacher Solange forces from the classroom—but more Read more »
Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams is book #1 in the popular teen Eden Trilogy series (see the rest of the books). Book #1 Eternal Eden is rated 4.0 stars on 69 reviews. This book is free for a limited time. Book description for Eternal Eden: College sophomore Bryn Dawson is a self-proclaimed poster child for normal. However, the day William Hayward enters her life, normalcy is the last thing Bryn will be able to count on if she wants to be with him. Too mysterious and appealing to be good for a girl, Bryn feels drawn to him in a way that seems out of her control—as if fate is orchestrating it. Despite every red flag and warning siren going off in her head telling her not to, Bryn falls hard for William, knowing he’s categorically different from anyone she’s ever met. She never imagined how right she was. When William takes her deeper into the rabbit hole of his world, Bryn must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be with him, knowing no matter what, fate always finds a way to have the last laugh. Spinning a new twist on star-crossed lovers, Read more »