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Posted on Nov 2, 2012 8:38:23 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Some of the books that I chose this morning:

Courting Morrow Little: A Novel - Laura Franz - Religious Fiction
Twisted Path (Blue Fire series, Book 3) - Paulette Miller - Romance <Unquiet Slumber (Blue Fire series, Book 1) and Sleeper Wakes (Blue Fire series, Book 2) - NOT FREE NOW - were both previously offered free>
Regenesis (Impact) - Harrison Pierce - Contemporary Fiction
Dire Means - Geoffrey Neil - Contemporary Fiction
Termination Man: a novel - Edward Trimnell - Mystery/Thriller

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 8:42:11 AM PDT
Awa says:
Running Blind

Arnie Levitt made a fortune building ugly strip malls. After he retired to Florida, Levitt wanted to create something of beauty instead and the unfinished "Glass House" was the answer. He wanted to finish it but not long after moving in he's found dead, murdered. As Sarasota Homicide Lieutenant James "Mack" Mackay begins his investigation, he finds no clues at the crime scene and no motive for the killing. Soon after, following that slimmest of leads, Mackay finds himself not only tracking a murderer but also searching for a mysterious item that dates back eighty years to the heyday of John Ringling, creator of the greatest show on earth.

The Brora Murders (The Scottish Mysteries)

1869, Sutherland, Scotland, and the Kildonan Gold Rush is in full swing. 
And then one of the panners is murdered, and strange scratchings left on stones where he is found. 
Brogar Finn and Sholto McKay are on hand to investigate the extent of the Gold Rush, and it falls to them to solve this murder, and the others that soon follow. 

The language is rich with the places and times Gray leads her readers into, from the volcanic eruption in Iceland that covers the land with ash, to the icy wastes of Finnmark, where Scandinavia and Russia meet. And from this snowy frontier, a stranger comes, intent on tracking down the lost loose-ends of his past, all of which end up in Kildonan, and the woman who is single-handedly trying to breathe life back into the valley after the decimation of the Clearances half a century before. 

And there are also the Brora Bowls, a valuable historical find discovered when Solveig McCleery blows up the mines down in Brora, which act sets in motion the sequence of events that brings all these disparate people together, with terrible consequences.

The Brora Murders is a sumptuous and satisfying mystery that explores the rich history and heritage of the Highlands, and in particular of Sutherland, Helmsdale, Brora and Kildonan.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 8:49:32 AM PDT
Linda B says:
The Devil's Grin - A Crime Novel featuring Anna Kronberg and Sherlock Holmes (Kronberg Crimes) In Victorian London's cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera fatality is found floating in the city's drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England's best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg's secret - a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine - a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper's deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 9:41:58 AM PDT
Awa says:
Damaged Goods (The Hannibal Jones Mysteries)

Anita Cooper was three times a victim. Her father's death crushed her dreams of college and a better life. Then her purity was drowned in powerless anxiety and her gentle fantasies displaced by unspeakable humiliation, all because of a hard man who knew the way of the world. Rod Mantooth stole both her innocence and her father's legacy, a secret that could have rebuilt her life.

Anita was lost until she encountered another hard man who knew the way of the world - the urban paladin and professional troubleshooter named Hannibal Jones. Like a rolling mass of icy fury, Hannibal followed the trail of corrupted human debris that would lead to Rod Mantooth and a final showdown in the icy waters of the Atlantic.

Spitting Image (Simone Darling series)

Simone Darling has an empty bank account, a boring boyfriend, and an irrational fear of Miami, capital of vice and crime. No way will she set foot in Florida, not even to visit her mother.

But when her mother offers her a quick job for a lot of $$$$, she relents and    travels to Florida, her boyfriend Kevin in tow. 

First stop: Miami. All seems normal-until Simone finds a dead man inside her mother's fridge. A man who looks like Kevin. Too late she realizes she has walked into a trap where Kevin is the bait. Can she rescue him?

Troubles follow hard and fast, as Simone and Kevin embark on a hilarious adventure from Miami to Key West, while trying to rekindle their passion for each other and survive a family reunion marked by murder and mayhem.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 10:54:39 AM PDT
Awa says:
The Big Bend

The day begins like any other: Terry Rankin, sole proprietor of Rankin Personal Security Services in Orlando, Florida, accepts a private meeting with a potential client. Sheila Adamson is looking for a bodyguard to protect her from her abusive husband, but Rankin refuses to take the job until she begins divorce proceedings. Moments later, Mrs. Adamson is dead and Rankin is buried beneath the rubble of his house, knocked flat by a car bomb planted in the dead woman's Jaguar. When he's questioned by the local police, Rankin learns that Adamson's attorney has also turned up dead, his Cadillac riddled with bullets. Suspecting there is more to these murders than a domestic dispute, he teams up with Orlando cop Cathy Diamond for a thrilling-and treacherous-adventure that will lead them deep into the heart of the Everglades and hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal. In Rankin's sardonic bodyguard-turned-investigator, Gary Showalter has created a new hero for fans of hardboiled mysteries.

Out of the Limelight

When a flower girl is killed in a brutal attack on the streets of Victorian London, two innocent comedians stand accused of her murder. Vilified by their audience, and hounded by a police sergeant seeking promotion, they leave the bright lights of music hall in an attempt to clear their names. Out of their depth in a murky world of deceit and lies, they encounter conspirators and aristocrats, lovers and killers, never realising their own lives are at risk as they draw closer to a macabre discovery in the depths of the city.

*** Set in the rumbustious Music Hall of the late 19th century, 'Out of the Limelight' is a tale of conspiracy, murder and love. This is a gripping read - a Victorian novel with a contemporary flavour, full of colourful characters, warmth, wit and humour. ***

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 10:57:06 AM PDT
Dee Reader says:
Happy hunting!

A Cowboy for Christmas by Kristen James

The Warrior's Maiden by Denise Domning

Damaged Goods (The Hannibal Jones Mysteries) by Austin S. Camacho (Thanks Awa)

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 1:07:21 PM PDT
Awa says:
The Note

Nora Williams discovers her husband of forty-four years stroke-ridden and comatose in their home in rural New York. In his pocket she finds the cause-a blackmail note. 

Robert's in a medically induced coma in the ICU, unable to speak. Nora, devastated by her husband's condition, and shocked by the allegations written in The Note, is now faced with the daunting task of uncovering the truth behind her husband's past. But the investigation becomes pitted between Nora's denial and her daughter's persistence to unearth the facts. They will soon discover, hidden within the decades of deception, there is a secret so powerful it could tear the entire family-apart!

Loving Eliza (South Dakota Series: Book 1)

Eliza left her life of prostitution to become something she could never be back in Omaha: a lady. As soon as she arrives in South Dakota, she runs into John Evans, the town mute, who immediately falls in love with her and wants to marry her. She fights off his proposals, even as her attraction for him grows stronger. But can she afford to let him know her past? Will he love her anyway?

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 3:41:48 PM PDT
Awa says:
THE FOX IN THE FIELD

Baffled by a German operation code-named CHINA BLUE, British Intelligence enlists Derek Carr, a professional gambler and dealer in forged art, to go undercover and search for answers in WWII Bombay. Pitted against Carr is Rutger Kordt, a resourceful German Intelligence agent, as well as an early scholar of Indian mysticism and ancient temple ruins. Standing between the two is Ashley Vora, a beautiful and sensual Anglo Indian who must finally decide which side she is on.
Based on real events in India between 1942 and 1944, THE FOX IN THE FIELD is a fast paced espionage thriller, complicated by love, sexual intrigue, and betrayal.

Life in the Barracks

This is an autobiographically inspired work where, naturally, any similarity to real people or situation is a pure coincidence.
In the snowbound winter of 1978, Tibor, a young Hungarian physician, finds himself in the curious world of a remote military camp during his mandatory service. After years behind the protective walls of medical school, he is forced to learn new rules for the game of life, where guile is part of reality and pitfalls abound. How can he navigate through the unfamiliar intricacies of military life while maintaining a sense of his integrity? With the help of friendship, love, and spirituality, can he stand up to his superior, a selfish misanthrope who ignores his duties as a camp physician in favor of his lucrative private practice? Can he gain the heart of the girl he falls in love with? Will he leave this remote place enriched or scarred? Tibor reaches back to his roots from his childhood and learns how keeping an open heart and open mind can humanize an initially alien world.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 4:51:08 PM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good evening, everyone and TGIF!!

A Tailor-Made Bride Historical Romance
The Brora Murders (The Scottish Mysteries) Historical Mystery
The Devil's Grin - A Crime Novel featuring Anna Kronberg and Sherlock Holmes (Kronberg Crimes) Historical Mystery
Courting Morrow Little: A Novel Historical Romance/Inspirational

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 5:58:30 PM PDT
gerh says:
Bump

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 12:14:53 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 3, 2012 3:41:12 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 3, 2012 8:10:08 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good morning, linkers!

The Wronged Princess - Book I (Cinderella Series) Fantasy
Shades of Night (Demon's Gate) UF
To Walk in the Way of Lions (Tails from the Upper Kingdom) Fantasy (Book 2. Book 1 was previously offered.
SIkander Contemporary Fiction
The Osiris Revelations (The Kalahari Series) Sci-Fi (Book 1 in a series)

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 8:58:14 AM PDT
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AuntOh says:
Peter Pauper Press

Today's offerings
The ABC of Salads (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)
Simple Oriental Cookery (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)
Simple Continental Cookery (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)
The ABC of Jiffy Cookery (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)
Simple Hawaiian Cookery (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)
Simple Chinese Cookery (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)
Simple Organic Cooking (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)

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Posted on Nov 3, 2012 9:03:09 AM PDT
Awa says:
Second-Hand Tuxedo (The Goodwill Mystery Series)

When Evelyn, a Goodwill worker, discovers that a handsome tuxedo along with three beautiful matching dresses had been dropped off, she senses there is more to the story than someone's generosity. Determined to find answers, Evelyn's search shows her the depths of despair and the heights of eternal love. Who else will the second-hand tuxedo touch before the whole story is uncovered?

Trade-off

Meet Steven Hunter. A British policeman, he has been seconded to the FBI. When a corpse is found in Montana with a human femur driven through the top of its skull, it is beyond the capabilities of the local police. Hunter is assigned to the case. But someone doesn't want him to solve it. 

Hunter faces the deadliest test of his career - how to catch a killer while staying one step ahead of the most powerful forces on earth, and staying alive himself. 

In this enthralling thriller, part conspiracy, part manhunt, and part sci-fi, Tom Kasey has woven a gripping story that takes the reader right into the innermost workings of government - and reveals the dark secrets that lurk within.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 9:03:12 AM PDT
Kay says:
Good morning,
thanks for keeping the thread going
sorry I'm posting so seldom, but I'm not picking up many free books these days

I found that Denise Domning has a "box set" of her season series--Medieval Romance.
The Seasons Series; Five Books for the Price of Three
this includes the books:
Winter's Heat
Summer's Storm
Spring's Fury
Autumn's Flame
A Love For All Seasons

All the books are also free individually, but I prefer boxed sets when available for easier access. And yes, there is an active table of content so it's easy to get to the start of each book.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 9:53:59 AM PDT
Awa says:
Port Royal

Polevoi's debut period piece uncoils intersecting narratives about 17th-century political intrigue, naval warfare and love in the West Indies. Sir Henry Morgan, a legendary privateer, is elevated to the position of Royal Governor of Jamaica. Apoplectic with resentment over the indignities heaped upon him by his King, Morgan conspires to consolidate control over the lucrative but illicit privateering trade by assembling a military force that answers only to him. He sends Captain Michael Scot to Darien country, a remote jungle territory in Panama ruled by Indians but recently overtaken by Spaniards because of its reported abundance of gold. Morgan's hope is that the glory and financial windfall of the expedition will aggrandize his political clout. Meanwhile, he enlists the help of Jamaica's Chief Justice Roger Dawkins to parry with his political adversary, the formidable Sir John Black. Dawkins quickly becomes embroiled in a shadowy world of misdirection, subterfuge and murder. To further muddy already turbid waters, Dawkins is courted by wealthy sugar plantation heiress Lily Barton, whose interest in him is both romantically and politically motivated. Dawkins, however, ends up sexually entangled with Barton's most trusted slave.

Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery (Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series)

Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down. It seems there were problems with her departure. A high-profile murder gives Seagate a chance to work as a detective again ... but the new chief is one for the rules, and Seagate has too many deviations from official protocol. These deviations might get her fired. They might also get her killed. But she's determined they'll help her find the killer.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 10:47:20 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Some of my picks this morning:

The Seasons Series; Five Books for the Price of Three - Denise Domning - Historical Fiction
Document 512 - Thomas Lopinski - Action/Adventure
Secrets, Lies & Chemical Compounds -- The Pawn - Contemporary Fiction
The Wronged Princess - Book I (Cinderella Series) - Historical Fiction
Adrianna - Eileen Register - Romance
Diary of a One Night Stand - Alexandra Weis - Contemporary Fiction

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 10:56:57 AM PDT
Something to go with all those retro cookbooks, ;0
James Bond Drinks: The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond, Second Edition

And a (repeat) cozy:
Progressive Dinner Deadly (A Myrtle Clover Mystery) - Elizabeth Spann Craig

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 12:06:16 PM PDT
Awa says:
The House of the Wicked (a psychological thriller combining mystery, murder, crime and suspense)

1880: Stephen Denning is an artist arriving in Porthgarrow. It is an isolated Cornish fishing community, largely untouched by the modern, developing Victorian world, hanging onto its old traditions, superstitions and beliefs - a community that lives with a disturbing secret. So too does Denning.

He is a reluctant visitor, and though he is supposedly joining his one-time artist friend Terrance Wilkinson to form an artists' colony it is circumstances that force him there. Denning is still haunted by the brutal death of a young woman in Brittany, and shouldering guilt for the fact that he covered up for Wilkinson when he suspects the man of having been been involved with the murder.

But Porthgarrow is haunted by its own demons and secrets. He learns about the savage murder of a woman by her husband Jowan Connoch thirteen years previously, and of Jowan's son who has returned to Porthgarrow to uncover the truth and to clear his father's name.

Yet it is far from over. Before long three more people are destined to die in Porthgarrow before the village gives up its sinister secrets, and Stephen Denning will learn of his own family's mysterious involvement.

The Vatican Betrayal

After a brutal murder in the Doge's Palace in Venice, Asian art buyer San Lee must decipher Doctor Chan's cryptic last words to uncover a secret that has haunted the Church for over 500 years.

San Lee is hired by China's Ministry of State Security to buy a politically sensitive sculpture at an auction in Venice, a job San desperately needs to complete to repay his father's debts. But when the sculpture's owner Doctor Chan is murdered, and the sculpture stolen, San is blamed and pursued by the Ministry's agents. Worse still, San becomes the target of a conspiracy that for centuries has sought to destroy all record of the secret that Doctor Chan has discovered, and that if exposed, could rewrite history and shake the Church to its foundations. 

Chased through Venice, Rome and Florence, San and Doctor Chan's assistant Su-Lin must decipher Doctor Chan's cryptic last words and recover the sculpture before the Ministry's agents or the Inquisition captures them first.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 12:24:36 PM PDT
Linda B says:
Servants of Darkness (Thirteen Creepy Tales) A collection of thirteen sinister tales. From psychological horror to supernatural suspense to Lovecraftian nightmares, these stories will make you question your own beliefs about sanity and madness.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 12:32:38 PM PDT
Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom
Famed attorney Melvin Belli was flamboyant, eccentric, and narcissistic. He was called a liar, a charlaton, a womanizer, and an ambulance chaser. It was suggested more than once that he should be disbarred. But those who knew Belli also described him as a genius and a revolutionary thinker, a lawyer who changed the legal landscape like none before.

A legal pioneer who fought powerful corporations and consorted with strippers, madams, and Mafioso, Belli was the first to win multi-million dollar lawsuits. He famously - and unsuccessfully - represented Jack Ruby, the who shot Lee Harvey Oswald. Dubbed the "King of Torts" by Life Magazine, his unorthodox strategies and courtroom theatrics made him one of the most controversial lawyers in America history.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 1:17:56 PM PDT
Awa says:
Shadow of the Final Storm (The Pink House Series)

Accidentally or on purpose, Ruthie is gone. And now Sirena is left to paint in the background of her life, to find the colors of her past that faded so quickly away when her mother stepped into the bay for a midnight swim and never resurfaced again. At least not in a living breathing form.

Augie and Miss Lillian, a haunting couple from the past, lead Sirena through the labyrinth of her journey into her soul. As time wraps around itself and the storm of 1900 Galveston comes to life, Sirena peeks through the veils of time and paints an eerie portrait of life within the shadows of the final storm.

The Masuda Affair (Akitada Mysteries)

Still grieving the death of his small son, Akitada risks career, freedom, and family to rescue an abused child from a life of misery. The search for the boy's family leads to a harrowing story of love, murder, and abandonment. Meanwhile, his faithful servant Tora loses his new wife to a powerful man who pursues beautiful women and will stop at nothing to possess them. The trails of both cases lead to the prostitutes and courtesans of the amusement quarter, and murder soon follows.

Waffle House Diaries

During thirty years of enforcing federal drug laws, Wayne Smith encountered exhilarating victories, frustrating obstructions, and dangerous confrontations. In this book he describes memorable events, along with the people who worked with him on local, state, and federal levels. He carries the reader from Atlanta to San Francisco to El Paso to Bolivia and places in between in his quest to make the country a little safer for those whose lives are touched by drug abuse or drug trafficking.
Memoirs/True Crime

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 1:28:58 PM PDT
Engineered Murder

When Sharon came to clean the offices of a small mid-west engineering firm, she didn't expect to find a dead body in its library. Detective Bernard Knowlton's job is to pull the curtains in the book-shrouded room where a beautiful engineer lies murdered, poke under the bloody Oriental rug whereupon she lies, and sweep out evidence.

The two partners of the firm both have lives that might not bear too much scrutiny, and it appears to Knowlton that they are desperate that he not open too many closets. The disingenuous husband of the victim has the best of motives, perhaps, but his grief at her death appears genuine. The wife of the senior partner has a strong motive for the killing but has an unbreakable alibi. Other employees of the firm, past and present, have reasons to dislike the victim. Of particular interest are the secrets of her past that possibly have returned as her Nemesis.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 3:10:53 PM PDT
Not my usual reading, but the sample is terrific. thanks for posting this one.
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