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Blood Orchids (The Lei Crime Series) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Like a good dish, this novel’s got it all – a fast paced suspense filled mystery with a twist of romance and Hawaiian flavor! 

I found Blood Orchids to be a captivating story with engaging characters in well described settings.


Book Description: Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit, but in this story, there is a killer out there who is preying on police officer Lei Texeira. She has a haunted pas that surfaces in the brutual death of two teenagers on Hilo. Will she be able to find this killer or will she become the next victim? 

Those who enjoyed the J.D. Robb’s In Death series will enjoy BLOOD ORCHIDS.  

Author’s Inspiration:  The Lei Crime Series is based on author’s experience as a mental health therapist dealing with the challenges of life in paradise and unfulfilled dreams of solving crime.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Grace Park

From the Book: Drowning isn’t pretty, even in paradise. The girl’s features were bloated by water and nibbled on by wildlife. She lay half embedded in silty mud, naked as a seal carcass. Long hair that might have been blonde wrapped around her like seaweed, one sparkly hair tie still in place on the side of her head.

Leilani Texeira grimaced at the sulphurous smell of the mud as she stepped into it, shiny regulation shoes disappearing, and squatted to inspect the body. After three years on the force in Hawaii she’d seen several drowned corpses, and had learned to stay detached as she looked for any signs of violence. Still, she was thankful for the small mercy of the girl’s closed eyes.

Her partner Pono’s voice was a bass drone interspersed with static as he called in the discovery on the radio. Lei stayed on her haunches, her eyes slowly surveying the entire overgrown area of the small county park. Invasive christmasberry bushes and clumps of tall pili grass competed along the unkempt banks. Midmorning sun leached reluctantly from under cloud cover as she spotted what looked like a bobbing coconut a few yards out. Lei glanced around—no palm trees ringed the pond.

She pushed her pant legs up and splashed forward into murky water warm as blood, clots of yellowish algae dotting the surface.

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This book is free 4/4-4/8.

Toby Neal

  


Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5 and has been published in magazines and won several writing contests. After initially majoring in Journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

She enjoys many outdoor sports including bodyboarding, scuba diving, beach walking, gardening and hiking. She lives in Hawaii with her family and dogs.

Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in the Lei Crime Series.

Favorite Place to Write: Office that was formerly her daughter’s room

 

Favorite Music: Pandora radio set to Rock Classic

 

 

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Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: DREAMER is the first installment of an exciting historical romantic trilogy set in the Scottish Highlands. This is not one to be missed! 

Dreamer is the start of a great romance that will haunt the reader!


Book Description: The Highland Treasure trilogy centers around three sisters who hold the key to their family’s treasure and the hearts of three brave warriors. This first book focuses on the life of Catherine Percy who after being mistaken for another was found in a compromising position with an earl. Will they be able to overcome the circumstances of their marriage to find true love?

Readers who enjoy Julie Garwood, Eloisa James, and Stephanie Laurens will enjoy DREAMER.  

Author’s Inspiration:  The idea came to us from the Mythical Fates and a treasure that dates back to Crusades. 

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Samantha Barks

From the Book: “And you think the messenger brought the treasure?” Courtenay’s question received only silence for an answer. “But it makes no sense for her to effect their escape, and yet still send them–”

A cry of discovery brought both men’s heads around. 

“‘Tis here! We’ve hit it, m’lord.”

“Bring it out!”

The Deputy Lieutenant strode hurriedly to the side of the open grave, but the hooded man only moved as far as the shadows would allow. 

The wooden chest was lifted out of the hole. Leaning over the dirt-covered box, Sir Arthur motioned to one of the soldiers to break the latch with the end of his halberd. With a single blow, the deed was done, and Courtenay pushed forward toward the unopened box. The anticipation was obvious in every face, and even the hooded man now stepped out of the shadows. 

The Deputy Lieutenant crouched and pushed open the lid. Every man leaped back, scattering to a safe distant. 

Every man, that is, but the hooded figure who, stepping past Sir Arthur, reached into the chest and picked up the squirming, hissing snake. 

“What the devil?” Courtenay cried out angrily.

The cloaked man threw the snake back into the grave. “Catherine Percy, the eldest of the three, has an odd sense of humor…and no fear of adders.”

“So this is it?” Sir Arthur barked. “This is to be our treasure?”

The man reached into the box again and picked out a rolled parchment. Opening it, he looked up and met the Deputy Lieutenant’s gaze. 

“Nay, m’lord! She also left us a map!”

 

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This book is free 4/4-4/6.

May McGoldrick


May McGoldrick aka Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are storytellers with a checkered past.

From the submarine shipyards of Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and the clubs of Rodeo Drive, to the forges of Pennsylvania and the electronics manufacturers of Massachusetts, these two have spent their lives gathering material for their novels. Nikoo, a manufacturing engineer, and Jim, who has a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century British literature, wrote their first full-length novel in 1994. Since then, Jim and Nikoo have written over thirty novels and two works of nonfiction.

They write under the pseudonyms of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey.

These prolific and popular authors have been the recipients of numerous awards for their work. They now reside in Watertown, Connecticut.

Favorite TV show: Fringe and baseball 

 

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Deadly Lode : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Mining, off-shore trading, short selling, and murder… oh my! This 2012 Richard Boes Award for best debut novel will have you guessing! 

Deadly Lode is a wonderfully entertaining book with an intricate plot!


Book Description: Trace Brandon’s rediscovery of the historic Sullivan Gold Mine, comes with more than high-grade ore. Cyrus “The Virus” McSweeny, a notorious stock promoter, wants a piece of the mine. As does the Pantelli crime family, who are willing to kill to get what they want.

Brandon is forced to forge some rather unorthodox alliances to maintain control of the Sullivan Mine . . . and to stay alive.

Readers who enjoy Clive Cussler, James Lee Burke, or Wilbur Smith will like DEADLY LODE.  

Author’s Inspiration:  Book is based on my personal experiences as a geologist, and my tenure as CEO of several small-cap mining companies.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Matthew McConaughey

From the Book: Cyrus’s resume was colorful, to say the least. He wrote the book on pump-and-dump stock scams. And he’d been accused, more than once, of naked short selling, selling shares he didn’t own, via his offshore accounts. His favorite scam, however, remained over-staking newly staked mining claims.

 

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This book is free 4/4-4/7.

Randall Reneau

  


Prior to becoming a writer, Mr. Reneau worked as a professional geologist in the U.S., Mexico, and West Africa. His first novel, Deadly Lode, won the 2012 Richard Boes Award. Diamond Fields is his second “Trace Brandon” novel. The third novel in the series, Ruby Silver, will be out soon.  Mr. Reneau served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and Cambodia.  He lives with his wife, Lynne, in Austin, Texas.

Favorite Food: Tex-Mex

 

Favorite Place to Write:  My office

 

Favorite Music: 40’s music

 

 

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The Heart of Lies (Book #2, Paradise Valley Mysteries) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: The second installment of the Paradise Valley Mysteries series, THE HEART OF LIES shows us that online dating can be murder in more ways than one!  

This has proven to be a five-star sequel! 


Book Description: When sassy PI Emily Parker’s friend meets a handsome, wealthy man in an online dating site, Emily suspects he’s too good to be true. With the help of her close circle of friends, including her hunky police detective beau, the race is on for Emily to discover the truth before her friend gets her heart broken – or worse. The Heart of Lies is an engaging romp through murder, mystery, and romance.

Readers who love Debbie Macomber, Nicholas Sparks, and Stephanie Bond will like The Heart of Lies – imagine “Sex & the City” meets “Nancy Drew”.

Author’s Inspiration: The Heart of Lies is the second in the Paradise Valley Mystery series. The four girlfriends in this story are based on friends I had in my life a long time ago and the town of Paradise Valley closely resembles one very near to where I live.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Julianne Hough

From the Book: “It is rather fast, I have to admit,” Emily said, “but Maggie’s no spring chicken. She claims she’s met the man of her dreams and she’s ready to take the plunge.” An uneasiness prickled down her neck. “But, Isabel, what if he’s not who he says he is?”

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This book is free 4/3-4/4.

Debra Burroughs

  


Debra Burroughs can be found most days sitting, banging away on her computer, in the Pacific Northwest, dreaming up interesting and exciting characters and new story lines.

 

 

If you’ve ever read any of my books, I hope you’ll agree that my characters are rich and the stories are full of compelling suspense, murder mystery, and real romance. If you’re looking for graphic violence and explicit sex scenes, mine are not the books for you. But if you’re looking for stories with heart-fluttering real romance and “I can’t put this book down” suspense that will entertain you, grab your attention, touch your heart, and leave you wanting more, then dive into one of my captivating novels.
Favorite Food: Can someone really only have one favorite food? I would kill for good babyback ribs with a side of Red Velvet cheesecake.

 

Favorite Place to Write: I do my best writing holed up in my home office with complete silence.
Favorite Music:  If I’m listening to music, it will be contemporary Christian, something inspiring and uplifting. 

 

Favorite TV show: I do love a good TV drama, like Castle or The Good Wife, although NCIS ranks pretty high on my list of favs, too.

 

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S’wanee: A Paranoid Thriller : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Searching for a menacing thriller with an unexpected ending, then look no further than S’WANEE! 

The pacing of S’wanee will keep you on your seat and I cannot recommend it highly enough!


Book Description: A high school kid is recruited to the college of his dreams, tucked high in the Tennessee hills. He loves his new family of friends and professors…until they start to die off mysteriously. 

Readers of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Cornell Woolrich, and Arthur Machen will enjoy S’WANEE. 

Author’s Inspiration:  The book is based on a real place: Sewanee, the University of the South. I remember it as a child, and I went back to visit a couple years ago. It’s a beautiful, magical place, so naturally I had to turn it into a nightmare.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: A younger Shia LaBeouf

From the Book: Dinner was subdued, and there was more food to go around and more places to sit and spread out. The rumblings of anger and rebellion that flared over the past few days had quieted, and Rebel’s Rest simmered down to calm acceptance. Long gone were Caleb’s booming voice and Skit’s throaty cackle. Absent were Vail’s sweet demeanor and Bishop’s and Emerson’s testosterone-fueled one-upmanship. Post-dinner study time was oddly quiet without Sin’s soothing piano as Cody struggled through an essay on the main themes of Hamlet. 

“Why are so many people dying?” Cody asked, and Banjo said, “I don’t know,” and Elliott said, “I don’t know.” They’d all wondered the same thing.

 

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This book is free 4/3-4/4.

Don Winston

  


Don Winston grew up in Nashville, went to Princeton, and currently lives in Los Angeles. He works as a writer, actor, and occasional producer. He’s an Eagle Scout, loves dogs and hiking near the Hollywood sign, and tries to maintain his southern charm in a big city. “S’wanee” is his debut novel. His next thriller, “The Union Club” will be released in fall 2013, and he’s currently working on his third, a very twisted version of “Glee.”

Favorite Place to Write: My favorite place to write is my little office at the back of my house, overlooking my garden..

 

Favorite Music: I’m big into jazz and Big Band and Tiki bar music.

 

Favorite TV show: “Downton Abbey” is currently my favorite show, although I’m also partial to “Nashville,” since it’s my hometown. 

 

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