A cornucopia of books

US Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday—a great time of year to buy new books! I have gathered together a stack of free and $0.99 books (and book bundles for $2.99 or less.)

He was Walking Alone

Featured, of course, is He was Walking Alone, book #4 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries.

He met with tragedy

Richard Harding was walking alone when he was struck by a vehicle and died.

A tragic accident that was no one’s fault.

But if that was so, then why was his girlfriend so sure that it was intentional homicide?

Zachary Goldman is on the case. With Christmas approaching, he is as determined to distract himself from his own troubles as he is to ferret out the truth of Harding’s death.

The pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place and Zachary finds that there are more parallels between Harding’s life and his own than he would have guessed.

If he doesn’t identify the sinister force behind Harding’s death in time, he could suffer the same fate.

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The Last Rainmaker

Rainmaker

Rainmaker, by Scott Blade

Free

A deadly range. The world record for the longest range sniper kill shot. Ever. No contest. No question. What happens when a new sniper comes alone and takes out the world’s top shooter from further away? Terror.

Jack Widow is unlucky enough to end up in the hospital after an accidental train crash. Wrong place. Wrong time. But his luck goes from bad to worse when CIA Agent Benico Teller, forgotten, walks out of Widow’s past and into his hospital room with classified intel that Widow must hear and an offer that he can’t refuse.

Turns out that the US government needs Widow’s help. He’s the only man alive ever to survive an encounter with their only suspect: a whisper, a phantom, a ghost sniper, known as Rainmaker.

The Confectioner’s Guild

Confectioners Guild

Confectioners Guild, by Claire Luana

$0.99

A magic cupcake. A culinary killer. The perfect recipe for murder.
Wren knew her sweet treats could work wonders, but she never knew they could work magic. She barely has time to wrap her head around the stunning revelation when the head of the prestigious Confectioner’s Guild falls down dead before her. Poisoned by her cupcake.

Now facing murder charges in a magical world she doesn’t understand, Wren must discover who framed her or face the headsman’s axe. With the help of a handsome inspector and several new friends, Wren just might manage to learn the ropes, master her new powers, and find out who framed her. But when their search for clues leads to a deep-rooted conspiracy that goes all the way to the top, she realizes that the guild master isn’t the only one at risk of death by chocolate.

If Wren can’t bring the powerful culprit to justice, she and her friends will meet a bittersweet end.

Unfortunate Souls

Unfortunate Souls

Unfortunate Souls, by Jade M. Phillips

Free

Seventeen is too young to die.
I should know…

My name is Ruby Carter and I see things other people don’t. Shadows that do not exist. Eyes lurking in the darkness.

But I’ve never felt more alone than the night before my eighteenth birthday when I learned a secret that would change my life forever…

Retribution

Retribution

Retribution, by C.M. Sutter

Free

The violent drug-related murders of two prominent attorneys have the homicide division of the Chicago Police Department scrambling for answers, but without clues, a motive, or a suspect, not even the FBI can track down the killer.

With the media demanding an arrest and at their wits’ end, the Chicago Police Department makes an urgent call to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office in hopes of bringing in Kate Pierce, a psychic detective, on the case. A reluctant Kate agrees only when word comes that Jesse McCord, a new friend and top-notch Chicago homicide detective, has gone missing.

Partnered with Detective Henry Johnson of Chicago’s homicide division, Kate goes on the hunt for the killer, armed with clues from her revealing dreams—and her dogged determination. As they inch closer to locating Jesse and learning the identity of the suspect, they realize the killer may be much closer than they think.

The Guardian Series

The Guardian Series

The Guardian Series, by G.K. DeRosa

$0.99

Two mysterious, gorgeous brothers. One typical high school girl. A key that unlocks a family secret…

All that Celeste Wilder ever wanted was to find someone who would sweep her off her feet like she had seen in countless romantic movies. When she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Constantin brothers her senior year of high school, she gets much more than what she had bargained for. As they introduce her to an exciting supernatural world that she never imagined existed, she makes a startling discovery about her own family legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.

She Wore Mourning

She Wore Mourning

She Wore Mourning, by P.D. Workman

$0.99

A dead child.
A mother deep in mourning.

Private Investigator Zachary Goldman’s life isn’t all roses, but he tries to put his own shattered life behind him to investigate the death of five-year-old Declan Bond.

Declan’s death has been ruled an accident, but his grandmother thinks there is more to it. She fears Declan’s mother will not be able to find peace until Zachary can give them an answer once and for all.

But as Zachary digs into the circumstances surrounding Declan’s death, he finds that all is not as it seems… and somebody doesn’t want him to find the truth.

Cork Town

Corktown

Corktown, by Ty Hutchinson

Free

They locked him up seven years ago. He’s still killing.

In the quiet Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, a mutilated body has the residents nervous and for good reason. Detroit Metro Police recognize the handiwork of the serial killer known as the Doctor. But there’s a problem with that. They locked him up seven years ago.

Because of her expertise with serial killers, FBI Agent, Abby Kane, is tasked with figuring out how this madman is able to kill again. When she visits the Doctor behind bars, he swears he’s innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes him.

Fae Princess

Fae Princess

Fae Princess

New release, $0.99

A war fueled by hatred. A girl pushed in the middle.

Humans and Fae are at war—a war Brinna Rogers wants nothing to do with. She is content living with her parents, going to school, and pretending the streets aren’t filled with fighting. Until she has no choice but to face it.
On her way home one damp night, danger strikes, thrusting Brinna down a rabbit hole of change. A binding spell snaps, and she finds out she has been lied to her whole life. She isn’t a human like she thought. Instead, she is Fae, and not just any. Her name is Brinna Blackshadow and she is a Fae Princess.
Within moments, she is shoved over the edge of reality, plummeting straight down until she crashes head first into the war. In order to break free, she must strike a deal with the leader of the human army—one that makes guilt rise to the forefront.

Because when you strike a deal with the devil, you might pay with more than your soul.

Mito

Mito

Mito, by P.D. Workman

$0.99

In a tale ripped from the headlines, award-winning author P.D. Workman brings you Gabriel Tate’s discovery of the dark and light sides of human nature in Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1.

Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect.

At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk?

Coconuts and Crooks

Coconuts and Crooks

Coconuts and Crooks, by Christy Murphy

Free

Mom and Christy head to the Philippines to solve a mystery over a decade old—the death of Mom’s sister, Lalaine.

Mom vows to find out what happened, and Christy promises her new beau she won’t be away for long. But when Mom’s prime suspect Judge Hernandez winds up dead, the entire island thinks Mom killed him. Justice moves slow on a small island and Christy’s new relationship and Mom’s freedom hang in the balance.

With the help of old and new friends, Mom and Christy must battle bumbling bureaucrats, crashing coconuts, and a cadre of crooks to find the truth.

The Connelly Boys

The Connelly Boys

The Connelly Boys, by Lily Velez

$0.99

When 17-year-old Scarlet Monroe arrives to the sleepy seaport town of Rosalyn Bay, Ireland, the last thing she expects is to get tangled up in the dark and mysterious world of The Connelly Boys.

Popular, wealthy, and devastatingly beautiful, the four brothers have effortlessly cast a spell on just about everyone. Especially eldest brother Jack, the most breathtaking of the boys and the one to whom Scarlet feels inexplicably drawn.

There’s just one problem: Jack is cursed. At least that’s what the local superstitions and folklore say.

But when demons start hunting her down, Scarlet quickly realizes Jack Connelly, cursed or not, may be the only one who can help her.

Lucky Man

Lucky Man

Lucky Man, by Tony Dunbar

Free

So what if Judge Hughes shared a few special moments with Sultana Patel—why is this a matter of public interest? “The stench from that courthouse fills the city,” roars D.A. Marcus Dementhe. “Those hypocritical men and women who wear the robes are filthy with deception.” And Dementhe has a zany plan to snare them.

Hughes, happily, has had the good sense to hire epicurean lawyer Tubby Dubonnet, whose laconic air is belied by his zeal to protect his clients. And what a web they’re ensnared in! But no matter how dire things get, Dunbar never loses his sense of humor:

Cozy Winter Reads

Cozy Winter Reads

Cozy Winter Reads

$2.99

A bundle of six cozy mystery books to read by the fire while the storm rages outside! The perfect way to spend cold winter nights.

1. “Gluten-Free Murder” by P.D. Workman
2. “Mystery at the Fair” by Connie Cockrell
3. “Horticultural Homicide” by Linda Jordan
4. “The Passed Prop” by Anne Hagan
5. “Death by Polka” by Robert Jeschonek
6. “Killer Vacation” by R.F. Kacy

A Bond of Venom and Magic

A Bond of Venom and Magic

A Bond of Venom and Magic, by Karen Tomlinson

Free

Magic awakens. Darkness stirs. The Wraith Lord hunts.

The war raging in the South seems a remote danger for seventeen-year-old Diamond Gillon until her home is brutally attacked.

Catapulted into a terrifying new existence where legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned, and half-blood fae like her have no rights, Diamond is inexplicably drawn to Commander Hugo Casimir. But he is a ruthless elite guard owned by a cruel, immortal fae queen who murders her own people for magic.

A prisoner in Hugo’s world, Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous; for the Queen covets more than just magic. Diamond must escape—before her fate, and that of The Eight Kingdoms, is sealed in shadow and chaos.

The Dragon Orb

The Dragon Orb

The Dragon Orb, by Mike Shelton

Free

A magical barrier.
Civil war.
Power-hungry Wizards.

The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn’t be more different.

As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle.

When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out.

The Forgotten Painting

The Forgotten Painting

The Forgotten Painting, by Gabriel Farago

Free

When celebrated author Jack Rogan stumbles upon a hidden diary, he can’t resist investigating. Honouring the last wish of a dying friend, he is irresistibly drawn into a web of intriguing clues, hinting at a long forgotten treasure.

Joining forces with Cecilia Crawford, a glamorous New York journalist, and Tristan, a remarkable boy with psychic powers, Jack soon finds himself on a precarious journey of discovery, exposing dark secrets from a distant, violent time, when life was cheap and cruelty ruled without mercy.

The Last Deception

Last Deception

Last Deception, by D.V. Berkom

Free

Espionage. Deception. A nation on the brink of war…
Just when former assassin Leine Basso thinks she’s free from the business of death, a desperate call from a friend drags her back into the dark world of espionage, where she discovers a cagey adversary committed to destroying the United States. Will she stop him before the last deception?

The Kimberley Secret

The Kimberley Secret

The Kimberley Secret, by Gabriel Farago

Free

When celebrated war correspondent Jack Rogan receives a phone call during a bloody battle in Afghanistan, he knows something is wrong; his father is dying. With his last breath, Rogan’s father makes a disturbing revelation that rocks his son to the core and leaves him pondering who he really is, and where he came from. 

With his world turned upside down, Rogan soon finds himself irresistibly drawn into a desperate search to find his true identity, and turns to an old friend for help. On a dangerous journey of discovery that takes him around the globe and the remote wilderness of outback Australia, Rogan follows clues hidden in unexpected places to uncover the truth. 

The Thought Cathedral

The Thought Cathedral

The Thought Cathedral, by Nathan Williams

Free

Lyn Lee is working as a technician for Brooklyn Capital Management, an obscure and unusual venture capital firm located away from the Wall Street establishment in Brooklyn, New York, when she is recruited by Charlie Monroe, the company’s eccentric founder and CEO, and the FBI to help identify a mole they believe is passing classified information to the Chinese government. Security clearance in hand, Lee is scanned into the company’s ultra-advanced virtual reality portal and encouraged by the FBI to initiate a relationship with one of the FBI’s lead suspects. Meanwhile, Lee is unaware that the tension has been ratcheted sky high due to the abduction and murder of some of Brooklyn Capital’s finest on U.S. soil and the attempted extortion of game-changing cloaking technology developed by the firm.

Lee finds herself caught in an unprecedented game of cat and mouse between the United States and China as she must rely on her wits and resourcefulness developed from her experiences as the daughter of Chinese immigrants in gang-ridden 80’s New York City and an unusual cast of characters to find the culprits before the politics boil over into the streets of New York City, Beijing, and Shanghai.

The Marked Series

The Marked, by T.L. McDonald

Each book on sale for $0.99

‘There’s something terribly wrong with his eyes. My mind struggles to rationalize what I’m seeing and I tell myself that it’s just a trick of the light, or that maybe I’m hallucinating due to the crushing amount of fear I’m feeling, because when I look at them, all I see is darkness. Deep dark voids that threaten to swallow me whole.’

When 17 year old Hanna Harper agrees to see a local band at The Iron Knife Club with her two best friends, she has no idea her life is about to change forever and that everything she thought was impossible…isn’t.

Marked with a mystical symbol by a dying boy, she’s thrust into a world she never imagined existed where her eyes are opened to the reality that fallen angels are very real, and very dangerous. And with just one look from their soulless black eyes, they can take everything from you.

And now, because of the symbol and the secret it contains, a secret she must protect at all costs, those black eyes have set their sights on her.

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He Was Walking Alone

He Was Walking Alone

(Book #4) Richard Harding was walking alone when he was struck by a vehicle and died. A tragic accident that was no one’s fault.

But if that was so, then why was his girlfriend so sure that it was intentional homicide? Zachary Goldman is on the case. With Christmas approaching, he is as determined to distract himself from his own troubles as he is to ferret out the truth of Harding’s death. 


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