Friday, September 29, 2017

Death of a Dead Man by Karin Kaufman @KarinKaufman

Free for a Limited Time.

4.7 Stars

The 1st book in the Juniper Grove Mystery Series!

In the small town of Juniper Grove, newcomer Rachel Stowe has finally found the good friends and quiet life she always craved. So when a stranger arrives in town and stirs painful memories of a baffling episode in the town’s past, Rachel vows to put an end to his mischief.

But events take a nasty turn when Rachel discovers a body in her own backyard and suspicion for the murder falls on her widowed neighbor. Despite being warned off the case by the town’s handsome but aloof police chief, Rachel makes it her mission to clear her neighbor’s name and find the real killer. Can she crack the case before another body turns up?

This light, cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth in a small-town setting. No foul language, sex, gore, or graphic scenes of any kind. It can be read as a standalone, but it will be enjoyed more as part of the series.

A Cross to Bear: A Jack Sheridan Mystery by Vince Vogel

Free for a Limited Time.

5 Stars

Once the star of Scotland Yard, burnt out East London detective Jack Sheridan is now a washed up cop working a low end station, estranged from his family and haunted by his past. The discovery in woodland of a young woman nailed to a wooden cross sends Jack spiralling into a direct confrontation with that past when the woman is identified as the daughter of a murdered cop he once knew. With a serial killer the media are dubbing the ‘Crucifix Killer’ slaying working girls on his patch, Jack must face his own demons and uncover a series of terrible secrets if he is to find the twisted killer.

On his way to the Tunisian border, Alex Dorring is informed that his sister has been murdered. Dorring is Agent 192 of Uriel, a clandestine assassins wing of MI6. With revenge on his mind, Dorring makes his way to London and begins investigating her death in his own special way. As he moves like a ghost through the underbelly of the city, he meets Chloe, a troubled nineteen year old trying to escape the very people Dorring has come to hunt. Could this girl be the key to leading him to the killer?

As both men operate under entirely different rules, the death of one girl sees a bed of lies, sexual violence, murder and corruption come rising to the surface as East London descends into chaos.

No Damage: An adventure in courage, survival and the pursuit of dreams by Kathryn Hodgson @kcurzonauthor

Free 9/29 - 10/2

Readers Favorite International Book Award Bronze Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction – Inspirational category.

No Damage is an inspiring and uplifting look at one woman's journey to survive two runaway grooms whilst coping with cancer, the loss of her career and more.

Kathryn's optimistic tale of hope, adventure travel and an unexpected stint in a South African prison, explores how a single 30-something woman with just one suitcase and a head full of emotional baggage, conquers her fears to pursue her passions.

This memoir is both a hilarious true story of the power of positive thinking and a self-help guide to overcoming loss, following your heart and creating the life you want.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Star Nomad: Fallen Empire, Book 1 by Lindsay Buroker @GoblinWriter

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4.5 Stars

The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold.

But she has a plan.

Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he's quite fond of killing them.

Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can't let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again.

Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced new series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker.

InspiredWork:Create Work You Love in 8 Weeks by Vicki Morris @inspiredworknow

Free 9/28-10/2/2017

Find a Job or Create Work You Love in Just 8 Weeks

Whether you are looking for a job, want to change careers or start your own business – InspiredWork is THE career guide that can help you take the next step.

Author, Founder and Career Happiness Coach, Vicki Morris, is here to show us that we have the power to transform our careers and create work we love. With more than 25 years of experience as a high tech business leader, entrepreneur and mentor, Vicki learned firsthand that all it takes is knowing what inspired work means to you, understanding where you are now, taking daily inspired action and enjoying your unique career journey.

You can experience career happiness, too. The answers are inside of you. All you need to do is find the right guide – a guide that both inspires you and gives you practical advice on how to transform your career and brand in the Global Digital Age. That’s what InspiredWork: Create Work You Love in 8 Weeks is providing.

Inside this book you will discover:

•Why 80% of people are unhappy at work and if you are one of them
•What inspired work means to you
•Which career path (new job, career or business) is right for you
•How to create a personalized game plan to transform your career
•Step-by-step guidance on how to find a job, change careers or start your own business in just 8 weeks
•And Much More

Imagine waking up each day excited about your work instead of dreading it. Think about how happy your friends and family will be when they see how much you enjoy your new job or business. These can happen to you, if you create your own inspired work.

Life is too short to be unhappy at work. The sooner you get InspiredWork, the sooner you will be able to transform your career and start feeling happier.

Don’t Put Off Your Chance at Career Happiness. Get This InspiredWork Book Today.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

To Kill For by A.J. Carella @AJCarella

Free for a limited time.

3.9 Stars

A Cop. A Killer.

A secret that threatens them all. Jamie McKay doesn’t know what she wants, to settle down or strike out on her own. But before she can decide, tragedy strikes and it pushes her straight into the path of a killer. Kat McKay loves her job as a cop in L.A. but after breaking the rules once too often her job is already on the line when she receives devastating news. Forced to return to the town she left as a teenager, she must turn to the one person she knows she can trust for help – even if he still hates her for leaving. Nothing is as it seems though, and it is a race against time to find out the truth before it destroys them all.

Gangs of Galis by Nicholas Woode-Smith @Zaggeta

Free for a limited time.

4 Stars

Galis City, crime-ridden capital of Zona Nox, was formed in the desperation of war. For mafia boss, Danny Marzio, this desperation is opportunity. Where the rest of the city sees grit and dirt, he sees glitz and red lights.

For Danny, crime is a business. Violence is just a part of the job. But when one of his men is assassinated, Danny realises that Galis cannot stay like this forever.

In the flames of a perpetual gang war and the shadows of conspiracy, Danny Marzio sees an opportunity. He doesn’t want to be an emperor, but to ensure the survival of his business – he is willing to do whatever is necessary.

Gangs of Galis is a thrilling crime sci-fi short story prequel to Fall of Zona Nox.

Ketogenic Diet Instant Pot® by Allyson C. Naquin

Free for a Limited time.

4.4 Stars

Enjoy more than 100 easy, healthy and delicious Instant Pot® Recipes!

The ketogenic diet has become popular over the past several years. It's a great and safe way to lose weight and it's an easy diet to start. The Instant Pot has also recently become popular as an amazing pressure cooker that speeds up cooking times and makes your life a whole lot easier.

Combining the keto diet and the Instant Pot is just a smart way to go. Not only will you be fixing healthy low-carb meals, but they will cook quickly and all in one pot. This book is here to provide you with 100 ketogenic recipes to use in your Instant Pot.

Choosing the Cowboy (Grape Seed Falls Romance Book 1) by Liz Isaason @LizIsaacson

Free for a limited time.

4.6 Stars

Maggie Duffin is all set to inherit her father's farm supply store in Amarillo, Texas. With only girls in her family, and Heidi now married and living at Three Rivers Ranch, she feels a sense of duty and family loyalty. Which is honorable—if it wasn't for her boyfriend, cowboy Chase Carver.

Chase is and always will be a cowboy at heart. He breaks up with nineteen-year-old Maggie at the request of her father, but he's miserable. He can only keep himself away for five months before returning to the store and the girl he loves. He believes that if he can prove to Maggie's father that he can provide a stable, secure life, that Chase and Maggie can be together again.

So he sets out on a quest to find his own ranch. But with financial trouble and personal issues around every corner, both Maggie and Chase will have to rely on their faith to find their happily-ever-after.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Free for a limited.

4.5 Stars

Young lawyer Jonathan Harker journeys to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula only to discover that his nobleman client is a vampire who is thirsty for new blood. After imprisoning Harker in his castle, Dracula travels to England to seduce Jonathan’s fiancĂ©e, Mina, and the battle against an ineffable evil begins.

Led by philosopher and metaphysician Professor Van Helsing—Dracula’s most indomitable adversary—Harker, Mina, and a band of allies unite, determined to confront and destroy the Count before he can escape.

Bram Stoker ingeniously modernized gothic folklore by moving his vampire from traditional castle ruins to modern England. With Dracula, which has been interpreted and dissected by scholars for generations, Stoker changed the vampire novel forever.

Revised edition: Previously published as Dracula, this edition of Dracula (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

End Times I: Rise of the Undead by Shane Carrow @shanecarrow

Free for a limited time.

4.2 Stars

New Year's Day: midsummer in Australia. In Perth, twin brothers Aaron and Matt have graduated high school and are enjoying their last few months of summer holidays before adulthood - while on the other side of the country, something has fallen from the sky, heralding the dawn of a new age.

As a terrifying plague spreads across Australia and the world, Aaron and Matt find themselves scrambling to survive, fleeing the city, refugees in their own country. Tormented by strange dreams and beset by violence, they must struggle to find the remnants of their family and survive the Rise of the Undead.

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems

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This book, newly updated, contains the complete Edgar Allan Poe’s tales and poems —over 135 works— in the chronological order of their original publication.

Flowers Vs. Zombies (Book 1) Genesis by Perrin Briar @perrinbriar

Free for a limited time.

4.3 stars

After a tropical storm, the Flower family discovers a mysterious boat shipwrecked on their shore. An attempt to scavenge the wreckage awakens something dark and extremely dangerous. With the full weight of the undead descending down upon them, can the family prepare a strong enough defence? Or will they become the latest victims of a virus-ridden world?

Trapped aboard a ferry destined for their new life in the Philippines, the Flowers learn of a virus sweeping across the planet, turning people into flesh-crazed zombies. Early symptoms include a hacking cough, shortness of breath, and deathly pale skin. The exact same symptoms as a fellow passenger on board...

Of Moths and Butterflies by V.R. Christensen @VRChristensen

Free for a limited time.

4 Stars

Archer Hamilton is a collector of rare and beautiful insects. Gina Shaw is a servant in his uncle’s house. Clearly out of place in the position in which she has been discovered, she becomes a source of fascination . . . and curiosity.

A girl with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse, Gina has lowered herself in order to find escape from her family and their scheming designs. But when she is found, the stakes suddenly become dire.

All Gina wants is the freedom to live her life as she would wish. All her aunts want is the money that comes with her. But there is more than one way to trap an insect. An arranged marriage might turn out profitable for more parties than one.

Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. But will the price be worth it? Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her?

Walking Shoes by Lynne Gentry @Lynne_Gentry

Free for a limited time.

5 stars

Sooner or later everyone experiences a fork in the road. When tragedy threatens to derail Leona Harper, the shocked pastor’s wife is forced to summon her estranged children home. But parenting young adults in a nosy, small southern town proves as difficult as reinventing herself. Determined to give her broken family a shot at a second chance, Leona begins to put one foot in front of the other. Reconciliation and healing won't come easy in this hilarious, light-hearted, walk-through-grief adventure.

Faking It: BBW Billionaire Romance (Fake Billionaire Series Book 1) by Lexy Timms @LexyTimmsAuthor

Free for a limited time.

4 1/2 Stars

Allyson Smith has crushed on her boss for years, but never dared to make a move. When she finds herself without a date to her brother’s upcoming wedding, Allyson tells her family one innocent white lie: that she’s been dating her boss. Unfortunately, her boss discovers her lie, and insists on posing as her boyfriend to escort her to the wedding.

Playboy billionaire Dane Prescott always has a new heiress on his arm, but he can’t get his assistant Allyson out of his head. He’s fought his attraction to her, until he gets caught up in her scheme of a fake relationship.

One passionate weekend with the boss has Allyson Smith questioning everything she believes in. Falling for a wealthy playboy like Dane is against the rules, but if she’s just faking it what’s the harm?

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Teacher's Wife by L. J. Stone

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She fell for the wrong man.
Jane has fallen for her teacher; hard. Unfortunately, he’s married and it doesn’t take her long to figure out what kind of woman he’s married to. When Jane learns of the wife’s violent past, she makes the dire mistake of confronting her about it. It’s then that Jane finds her life in the hands of a psychopath.

Umbrella Man (Umbrella Man Trilogy Book 1) by Willow Rose @MadamWillowRose

Free for a limited time.

4 1/2 Stars

When the body of the teenage boy, Julian Long, is discovered in the Green Swamps of Florida, the citizens of Bushlake know the city will never be the same again. Julian was popular, loved by all, and the circumstances of his death are more than strange.

What secrets is the boy in the swamps hiding?

Stephanie Boulder has returned to the town after fifteen years to take care of her grandmother, who is terminally ill. She writes for the local paper and as soon as she starts digging into the story of Julian Long, she discovers secrets deep within the town’s history. Secrets so cruel, so profoundly buried, uncovering them will put her life in grave danger.

What if dreams weren’t just dreams? Would you dare to sleep again?

Desperate for answers, Stephanie embarks on a journey that spans beyond her beliefs, heading towards a terrifying nightmare, trying to figure out who the Umbrella Man is.

Roam by Erik Therme @ErikTherme

Free Sept 23-27th

4 1/2 Stars

When three lives intersect in an unsavory hotel with a bloody history, each will struggle to exorcise their personal demons, unaware that a bigger threat is looming . . . and waiting for the right moment to strike.

Like Joshua Gaylord and Daniel Kraus before him, author Erik Therme explores the angst of disconnected youth in his enthralling and powerful Roam. Therme’s darkly tinged novel is an unforgettable tale of three errant souls brutalized by life’s cruel circumstances, and a remarkable night of discovery and violence that will change them forever.

Tortured Dreams (Dreams & Reality Series Book 1) by Hadena James @HadenaJames ‏

Free for a limited time.

When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history.

A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness. Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity?

Sunday, September 24, 2017

When Graveyards Yawn (The Apocalypse Trilogy Book 1) by G. Wells Taylor @gwellstaylor

Free for a limited time.

4 Stars

When the Change came, people stopped aging, the dead rose from their graves, it started raining and it’s been raining ever since. But a guy's still got to make a living doesn't he?

When Graveyards Yawn: Book 1 (Full Novel) MURDER IS STILL MURDER IN GREASETOWN - A dead lawyer enters the office of Wildclown Investigations and hires the detective to find his killer. Wildclown and his dead sidekick Elmo soon find themselves entangled in a battle for control of a secret that offers either hope or doom for humanity. WHEN GRAVEYARDS YAWN takes the reader to a unique setting that mixes gothic horror with the two-fisted pragmatism of a hard-boiled detective novel.

Paradisi Escape: A Paradisi Chronicles novella (Paradisi Exodus Book 1) by Cheri Lasota

Free for a limited time

4 stars

In near future 2094, Earth is on the brink of nuclear winter. A secret evacuation is already underway, and Solomon Reach and his crew have guaranteed passage on the last ship to leave for colonization and exploration of a new planet in the Andromeda galaxy. When Solomon learns of a betrayal that will have catastrophic consequences, he is faced with an impossible choice: who will live and who will die?

The Paradisi Chronicles Universe
In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape an increasingly devastated Earth focus their power and wealth on constructing spaceships that will allow a select few to leave Earth and colonize the world they call New Eden. Here, on their new home in the Paradisi System, these Founding Families hope to avoid the environmental and political disasters that were destroying Earth. But they find that the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaeran, although human in their appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants find both intriguing and frightening...

Video intro to Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Guide to the Psychology of Motivation

Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation by Roman Gelperin

Free 9/24/17 - 9/28/17

Learn to Take Control of Your Life, Through an In-Depth Understanding of Motivation:

 What is motivation?

Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates.

This book is a self-help manual and a rigorous analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness, take control of your actions, and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works.

In it, you’ll learn:
•What is the nature of motivation, on its deepest psychological level
•Why addiction and procrastination are two sides of the same coin
•Why there’s no fundamental difference between a physical and psychological addiction
•Why willpower is rarely the solution to anything
•Why and how emotions motivate

 You’ll also learn fourteen powerful strategies for motivating yourself, why they work, and how to apply them to your own life. By the end of this book, you’ll possess all the tools you need to take firm control of your daily existence

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Haunting of Quenby Mansion: A Haunted House Mystery by J.S Donovan

Free for a limited time

4 1/2 Stars

Mystery and horror surround the seventeen-room vine-covered plantation house. What was thought to be the solution to all of Evelyn Carr’s problems is only the beginning of her nightmare. Creepy neighbors arrive unannounced, the town hates her for inexplicable reasons, and there’s something inside of the basement. As a determined private investigator, Evelyn is hell-bent on learning the truth before the house tears her and her husband apart, figuratively and literally.

Amelia's Story: A Childhood Lost (Amelia series Book 1) by D.G Torrens

Free for a Limited time.
4 stars

This is a powerful true story of one young girl's struggle to survive the state-care-system in the 70s and 80s. Amelia has just one wish, to make it through to adulthood and hold her destiny in her own hands. This is a harrowing true story, one of survival and human strength. Amelia has been tragically separated from all her siblings, never to see them again for many years.She is moved from one children's home to another until finally, it's just too much for her to bear. Amelia starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death.

From a Dead Sleep (A Sean Coleman Thriller Book 1) by John A. Daly

Free for a limited time

4 1/2 Stars

There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account. When his claim is met with doubt and mockery from the people of Winston, Sean embarks on a far-reaching crusade that takes him across the country in search of the dead man's identity and personal vindication. He hopes to find redemption and the truth---but sometimes the truth is better left unknown.

Interview with Stephanie Crosby @Stephwashere2

The Digital Ink Spot: Please tell the readers about yourself.
Stephanie Crosby: I write because I am. I am because I write. I want readers to read my stories even after I’m gone. I want to be remembered. What do I want to accomplish? Fun while I’m living. The joy of having the gift to teach and entertain readers. What I'm trying to accomplish as a writer is I wanted to reach out to people to see if I'm the only one with a bad dating life. My next YA novel is about a teen girl, but I don’t want to give away the premise. I haven’t seen it written before, and I don’t want someone else to grab it first. Normally I don’t worry about that sort of thing because we all tell stories differently, but this premise burns.

The Digital Ink Spot: What is your latest story about?
Stephanie Crosby: My story is about The Last Virgin Alive, a new adult romantic suspense novel about a girl's first year of college. Far from home at an out of state college, the family drama she tried to get away from still exists. While struggling with college life and her family's issues, she is also feeling rejected and out of place because she is still a virgin. Will she find her way or will her struggles catch up with her?  

The Digital Ink Spot: When did you start writing?
Stephanie Crosby: I started writing years ago. Then when my friends kept going on dates and I wasn't, I wrote 'The Last Virgin Alive' while watching TV instead of complaining about my dating life. I wanted to write my story to see if others can relate..

The Digital Ink Spot: Where can readers find you?
Stephanie Crosby: I enjoy FB because I like to connect on an emotional level with readers and friends. I enjoy listening to their fears, joys, and sorrows. It’s life. I want to be in the thick of it with them, cry with them and pray for them.
Twitter feels like a bunch of people shouting about themselves. It isn’t about warm relationships. It feels cold to me. Nonetheless, you’ll find me here: Twitter: @Stephwashere2
I love to share writerly information at my blog:
My books are at Goodreads:

The Digital Ink Spot: What sets your stories apart from the rest?
Stephanie Crosby: My novels will take readers to new places where emotions run high. The Last Virgin Alive will take readers wondering what's next for a while. If you don’t know what that is then you should read the book. It’s a fun sport. Well, most of the time. This book will give readers insight as to why bad dates happen and what could come out of it.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: Outlander - Audiobook, CD, Unabridged by Diana Gabaldon

It was my boss at work that shared this gem of a story with me. It literally has everything in it. Swords battles, gun battles, stampedes, love and sex, history and science fiction and the occult. It is a jammed pack epic. Check out the synopsis:

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone ruins and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans . in 1743. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser? Davina Porter's lyrical narration will launch listeners into an exhilarating world of heroism, pulse-pounding adventure, and breathtaking romance as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

The reader, Davina Porter does an excellent job. Doesn't quite have a handle on men's voices but it isn't distracting. 
The announcement the CD has ended is always appreciated. It's 32.5 hours on 28 CDs. It moves quick and never dull. I hear there is a version of this on Showtime. I've not watched it yet. I have started the second part to this series and I am loving Dragonfly in Amber.