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Rebekka Franck Series Box Set : Free Kindle Books

Editor’s Note: We had to sleep with the lights on after reading this series – but it was so worth it! 

Very interesting, well written, and fun series. I would absolutely read anything else by this author.


Book Description: This is a box set with the three first books in Willow Rose’s series about the Danish reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune. Scandinavian mystery when it’s best.

Those who enjoy Stephen King, James Patterson, and Stieg Larsson will enjoy the REBEKKA FRANCK SERIES.  

Author’s Inspiration:  All the books in this series are inspired by well-known horror movies. The first book in the series is inspired by ‘Nightmare on Elm street’, the second is inspired by ‘Psycho’ and the third ‘The Exorcist’.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Brad Pitt. Even if it’s a female main character, it doesn’t matter. Brad Pitt could pull it off.

From the Book: Kenneth Juhlersen was indeed having a very bad day and when he went into the bathroom of room 445 and saw the blood smeared on the frosted glass in the shower, he knew it was about to get much worse.

 

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This book is free 4/20-4/24.

Willow Rose

  


Willow Rose is an international Best-selling author from Denmark and all of her books in the Rebekka Franck-series takes place in her homeland and small kingdom in Scandinavia. She has been writing books ever since she was a young child and used to entertain her fellow classmates with stories making them forget they were about to go outside for recess. She loves to spellbind her audience and make them shiver in fear and delight. She writes everything from Mystery/Suspense/Horror to Paranormal Romance and fantasy.

Favorite Food: Seafood.

 

Favorite Place to Write: My bedroom while drinking tea.

 

Favorite Music: Florence and the Machine.

 

http://www.willow-rose.blogspot.com/

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Eyes of the Predator: The Pickham County Murders : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: This intense chilling tale will have you sleeping with the lights on! 

The story captured me immediately and kept me turning the pages. 


Book Description: A serial killer stalking on one of his “runarounds” has come to rural south Georgia. Expert , like any predator, at selecting the weak and vulnerable he identifies young Lyn as his next victim. The hunt is on as George Mackey and his GBI counterparts track the killer across the Georgia landscape. The only question is, will the find him in time?

Fans of James Patterson, Elmore Leonard, and John Grisham will like EYES OF THE PREDATOR : THE PICKHAM COUNTY MURDERS.

Author’s Inspiration: The Hunters Series deals with the various motivations for murder. ‘Eyes of the Predator’ focuses on the predatory nature of serial killers and the psychology of predator and prey. The seed for the book was planted when I was fourteen years old by the abduction of a young newlywed at a local mall in 1965 Atlanta. Subsequently, I became a police officer in the Atlanta area and was exposed in a very real way to the victims of various types of abuse, as well as the abusers.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Billy Bob Thornton as Leyland Torkman. Kevin Costner as George Mackey.

From the Book: He waited patiently, a lion in the grass at the edge of the herd. The herd grazed and moved around him and copulated and birthed and played and fought, and was completely unaware of his presence. 

When the moment came, he would spring into relentless, merciless, brutal action. He would be filled. For his prey, it would be terrible.

 

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This book is free 4/19-4/22.


Glenn Trust

  


I have worked in a number of fields and trades, from construction to law enforcement and then the corporate world. My exposure to people with widely diverse backgrounds has shown me the good and bad in all of us. I take that as a fact of life. Very few of us are completely good and even fewer are totally evil. But good and evil do exist in the human psyche. 

 

I try to bring that understanding and reality to my characters. They are smudged and dirtied by life, but that just makes the heroes more heroic in my view. If anything motivates me as writer, it is this effort to bring reality and truth to the characters in my writing.

Favorite Food: Everything. Partial to steak and beer

Favorite Place to Write: Quietly at home in my office. The Ruby Mountains are just outside the window.

Favorite Music: All music, although I grew up in the south and played in a country band for a number of years, so Country Music is what I am listening to more often than not.

 

TV Show – Watch the History Channel a lot. As far as a series goes it is my favorite is probably ‘Justified’ the FX series based on Elmore Leonard’s Raylan Givens series of novels.

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The Psalter : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: A thrilling adventure for a street-smart priest who discovers an unknown past had us racing to finish this book! 

This was an entertaining page-turner for me!


Book Description: A murder and a 1,200 year old church relic set Father Michael Romano on a search for the truth—about his personal beliefs and his past. His quest to discover the reason for his friend’s death leads him to an ancient story of forgeries and an epic history of medieval war to control the church. Some would rule for their own ambition, and others for the sake of the people. Still, there are those who would commit any wickedness to ensure the secrets are never told.

Those who enjoyed n the Name of the Rose, The Blood Gospel, and The Da Vinci Code will enjoy THE PSALTER.  

Author’s Inspiration:  The seed for The Psalter likely began in Junior High School sitting at lunch every day with a pretty young girl arguing about religion. Those debates made me wonder who hid the ancient scrolls and why. That girl is now my wife and our debates have become lively discussions for the thirty-four years of our delightful marriage. In High School, I was an exchange student in France and heard about a medieval forgery, likely created in a monastery north of Paris, in Corbie, not far from Amiens. I read the research over the years, and realized how dramatically it shifted church supremacy, in a dramatic power play that changed the western world forever. It was that religio-political fight I wanted to write about.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Gerard Butler or Hugh Jackman.

From the Book: Mike Romano slipped into the confessional. The screen behind the lattice grill slid open. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.”

“For the love of God, Romano, not again.”

“Will you hear my confession, Father?”

“No.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean you haven’t sinned. You didn’t sin yesterday or the day before, last week or last month, and you haven’t sinned today.”

“How do you know?

“I’m playing the odds.”

“I need absolution.”

“No, you don’t. You need some fun. Go have a beer, see a movie, take in a comedy show. Do some damn thing that’ll make you laugh.”

“It’s your job. You have to do it.”

“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! I absolve you from your imaginary sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Get lost.”

“That’s not right. It’s not the whole thing.”

The priest slammed the sliding screen shut.

 

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This book is free 4/18-4/19.

Galen Watson

  


I read the 300 Spartans by John Burke when I was in grade school and decided that I loved historical fiction. Then I read The Egyptian by Mika Waltari. I was fascinated by how he adeptly wove an historical event into an Action/Adventure fiction, filled with philosophical reflections. I started writing in junior high school. My English teacher was encouraging and supportive. There was a small room adjoining the classroom, and she let me write during class with two other classmates. My mates were mainly into poetry, but I preferred prose. However, in high school, I had teachers who criticized my writing–not stylistically–but the things I wanted to write about. It planted seeds self-doubt, and I questioned whether I had the right stuff to write a novel. Perhaps my skin wasn’t thick enough. After I sold a business, I took some time off. That hiatus gave me time to reflect, and it dawned on me that if I didn’t try to write something, I would never know if I could.

History fascinates me, particularly reflecting on how historical events shape who we are. That has a major impact on my blog posts and stories, and it’s a fundamental theme in The Psalter. When I read a novel, I want to be entertained, of course, but I also want to learn something historically, philosophically or be provoked. Umberto Eco’s character opined in The Name of the Rose, “Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means…” That’s what I ask when I finish a book; and when I write, I want it to mean something.

When I was a student in the French countryside, I tasted things I never imagined existed. Everyone has their preferred comfort foods. Mine happen to be a slice of pungent camembert or brie cheese and a nice Bordeaux. As a child of the sixties, I’m partial to Crosby, Stills and Nash, Aretha Franklin, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, soul music, country rock, progressive bluegrass, folk, Eric Satie and Vivaldi. I love to dance; and salsa, swing, and rock make my toes tap.

I write in the mornings. Inspiration seems to gestate at night, because I generally wake up with a scene in my head that has to be written right away. The scene usually leads to others. With any luck, I have a few or several pages.

 

 

http://www.galenwatson.com/

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The Tower of Babel (Vaulan Cycle) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: THE TOWER OF BABEL is part political thriller, part apocrypha, part Little Shop of Horrors, and all of an excellent read! 

Quite a literary triumph in my opinion!


Book Description: Austin Feckidee is just trying to make it as a sculptor. He’s NOT trying to get back together with Stella, his old never-quite flame who insisted on changing the world; and he’s NOT taking up her insane, grandiose vision again. Really, he’s not…

Those who enjoyed That Hideous Strengt, A Wrinkle in Time, and Idoru will enjoy THE TOWER OF BABEL.  

Author’s Inspiration:  College, and the resultant exposure to the tree-hugging side of things, got me thinking about the battle between man’s mechanized world and our planet’s organic processes. I started fantasizing about a world in which a malevolent vine destroyed a modern-day skyscraper called the Tower of Babel. Once the symbolism was in place, the tension of the story flowed naturally, as I have always felt angry when I see Nature destroyed to make way for another shopping mall.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Joaquin Phoenix

From the Book: Stella led Austin to the narthex and the front of the church. Dark faux paneling and shadowy coats on hangers repelled the light that poured in through the great oaken double doors. A world of white sunshine blazed out there, excluded from the dark church, chiseling Stella’s potted plants in black silhouette. 

“I like seeing the green reclaiming this place.” She watered the plants patiently. “Even stained glass windows don’t last forever. It just goes to show you that divinity is looking elsewhere.” 

“How do we get it to look here again?” 

She frowned at him. “That’s not what I meant.”

 

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This book is free 4/18-4/20.

G.T. Anders

  


When I was 12, I saw the cover of Madaleine L’Engle’s book A Wrinkle in Time. I didn’t even have to read it to know that my writing had to change, NOW. I had been working on stories about sparrows; good stuff, for sure–I’m still pretty fond of it–but it didn’t have the depth of terror, the clout of dangerous universes that I saw in that cover. From then on, I knew that my life’s work would be writing novels about people who were fighting the darkness, whatever that meant.

Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs has been faithful to me my whole life. It’s not that we never went through tough times; but the recent introduction of homemade pasta to my experience has led me back to the depths that attracted me from the first. 

Favorite Place to Write: My favorite place to write is in my room away from all distractions, or out off the beaten path by a local lake–again, away from all distractions. 

 

http://www.gtanders.com/

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Taking the Highway : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: TAKING THE HIGHWAY is an exciting novel that crosses several genres. So, if you are looking for that unique mystery and crime novel with some science fiction thrown in, check this one out!  

Good ideas, mystery, human interest, a romance that didn’t make me nauseous and action, action, action!


Book Description: Andre LaCroix moonlights as a fourth. All other times, he’s a Detroit cop. When someone starts to kill fourths, Andre pushes to be involved – and what follows is a race to find those responsible before Detroit is brought to its knees. 

For readers looking for something with a bit J.D. Robb, a bit Harlan Coben, with a William Gibson-like glimpse into the near-future and the fast pace of the “Die Hard” movies, TAKING THE HIGHWAY is worth the read. 

Author’s Inspiration:  Set in the same near-future Detroit as the author’s other novels, (The Caline Conspiracy and Fate’s Mirror), this stand-alone novel features new characters and new problems. Inspired by Detroit’s ghost-town neighborhoods and a proposal to shrink the city’s borders, we imagined a newly prosperous Detroit, but one where the prosperity came at a high human cost.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: John Cusack

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This book is free 4/17-4/19.

M.H. Mead

  


M.H. Mead is the shared pen name of Margaret Yang and Harry R. Campion. Friends and co-authors for over a decade, this duo writes with one unique voice that critics have called “science fiction fun on a stick.”

They would do anything for a slice of key lime pie. 

 

http://www.yangandcampion.com/

 

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Three Free Thrillers for Kindle

Editor’s note: Thriller fans will find a lot to love in this collection of books. We’re got a mystery, a thriller about entwined relationships, an a scifi read. Grab all three!

 

These books are free 4/16.



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