Relative Malice by Marla Madison

RELATIVE MALICE
First book in the Detective Kendall Halsrud series

A deadly home invasion leaves four family members dead. A nine- month-old baby is missing and believed dead after an exhaustive search.
Detective Kendall Halsrud, homeless after being evicted by her roommate, refuses to stop searching for the missing baby. When she moves into an apartment above a local bar, she meets a spurious fortuneteller who is also a paroled hacker. With her help, Kendall and Adam Nashlund, a former cop, begin a desperate journey to find the child.
Their search derails when a man arrested for murdering the family claims to have killed the child. Unable to give up on the baby, Kendall puts her career and own life at risk while unearthing deadly family secrets in her pursuit of the truth.

Author: Marla Madison

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
88 reviews

Arrival (Maddy Young Saga Book 1) by Nick Pirog

Maddy Young is dead. Or at least that’s what they tell him. Imagine that when you die, you have a 1 in 3 chance of having another life; same body, same age, same place as when you died. But for Maddy, everything is not making sense. He was just a week away from his Bar exam and starting his life as a Public Defender, when he made a grand entrance into this second life of his—a place they call Two. Before long Maddy thinks he is adjusting fine to Goggle instead of Google and Deadbook instead of Facebook. But Maddy soon finds out that as much as things can be different in Two, some things, like murder—never change. It’s Maddy’s job to find out just what this place really is and what this second life is all about…

“How did you die?”

I turned my head. The girl couldn’t have been more than seven. She had light brown hair held back in a ponytail. Her nose was dusted with light freckles, her cheeks as well, only not as densely as the freckles on her nose. She waited a second for my response, then said, “I went into diabetic shock.”

I nodded, like this wasn’t the craziest thing I’d ever heard.

She continued, “I have an uncle here. Uncle Trent. He died in a car crash when I was five. I’m supposed to go live with him I guess.”

She wrinkled her nose. I had a feeling she didn’t like Uncle Trent. Maybe Uncle Trent was like my Uncle Bill. Maybe Uncle Trent liked to make up stories after ten cans of Miller High Life, then get pissed off when you told him he was full of shit.

“So how did you die?” She came again.

This was the hundredth time I’d been posed that question in three days. How did you die? It was yet to lose its level of absurdity. In three days, there hadn’t been many answers, only promises that in time everything would make sense. The only answer, the only definitive that anyone would share, the only time anyone would look you directly in the eye was when you asked them if you died.

They wouldn’t waver, they wouldn’t blink, they would only nod their head and say, “Yes.”

Author: Nick Pirog

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
215 reviews

Gray Shadows (Russian Bodyguard Series Book 1) by Julia Gousseva

They live a life of danger, sacrifice, and bravery. They die saving others but get no fame, no medals, and no solemn ceremonies. They are…

GRAY SHADOWS

Nikolai, a bodyguard in the prestigious Centurion Personal Protection agency, is injured in the line of duty. While recovering from his injuries, he is assigned to a new client. An easy case, his boss tells him.
Nikolai travels to a small quiet town north of Siberia to provide protection for a young woman, on her dad’s request. At first, both Nikolai and his boss see the assignment as a whim of a rich overprotective father. But the more Nikolai learns about the town, the oil company that the young woman is working for, and the people involved, the more he encounters secrets, suspicious behaviors, lies, and threats. In an unexpected and frightening course of events, Nikolai’s easy assignment becomes one of the toughest and the most dangerous.

Author: Julia Gousseva

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
61 reviews

Deadly Coast (A Tom Dugan Novel) by R.E. McDermott

Deadly Coast, with 35,000 copies sold and a 4.6 star average on over 300 Amazon reviews, is absolutely free (for the first time ever) until February 24, 2015!So grab your free copy today, and while you’re at it, take this great opportunity to get all three books of the highly acclaimed Dugan series (a $14.85 value) for less than two dollars.Deadly Straits, the thrilling first book of the series, with over 130,000 copies sold and a 4.5 star average rating on over 800 Amazon reviews, is only $0.99.And Deadly Crossing, the latest Dugan book, is also available for only $0.99 during this limited time offer.But act now, as this offer expires February 24, 2015!BOOK DESCRIPTIONDUGAN THOUGHT SOMALI PIRATES WERE BAD NEWS. THEN IT GOT WORSE.As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British goverments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of their crewman is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister — a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon.Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the reader from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates — and their victims.

Author: R.E. McDermott

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
305 reviews

Dead Extra (Episode 1) (A Liberty Strong Series) by Michael Saucedo and Nik Price

Liberty Strong is a daytime darling, a soap opera star in the Hollywood sky. But will that star be extinguished? She’s angered the powers that be and now a shadowy network boss is spying on her, her shrink is sabotaging her and near, far too near, is an elusive and menacing fan. Add to that the open casting day known as The Scramble—the one day each year the studio gates are open wide to the public, where would-be soap opera stars line up, fresh blood for a dying daytime world. They won’t stop at her lines–they’ll steal her life. If Liberty were smart, she’d run. But Liberty is stubborn. And Liberty is strong.

Author: Michael Saucedo and Nik Price

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
55 reviews

Whiplash River by Lou Berney

“Like Carl Hiaasen, Berney delights in the cartoonish. Like Elmore Leonard, he can drive a plot. What sets him apart is how well he evokes love, making the romance…as compelling as the mystery.”—Boston GlobeLou Berney immediately earned a seat of honor at the mystery masters’ table with his crackling caper novel, Gutshot Straight—a lightning-fast, fiendishly clever suspenser that screamed for a sequel. And here it is. Former professional wheel man Charles “Shake” Bouchon is back, living in the Caribbean paradise of Belize with his lawless past far behind him—until a gunshot tears through his beachside restaurant and he’s on the run again. A twisting tale filled with lawmen, con men, and  hit men; a beautiful but deadly FBI agent; and a murderous thug named Baby Jesus, Whiplash River recalls the best of the off-the-wall crime fiction impresarios—Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Robert Ferrigno, Tim Dorsey—while establishing its own unique orbit in the noir universe.

Author: Lou Berney

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
77 reviews

Apocalypse Island: A Blue Light Thriller (Book 1) (Blue Light Series) by Mark Edward Hall

A Maine city has turned into a killing ground.
Is it a serial killer, someone with a penchant for the macabre and a need to destroy?

Or is it a darker force, an ancient legend from a mysterious Island come ashore to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting?

Amid the backdrop of Portland’s burgeoning night scene, Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings discovers that no one is safe, and that evil has many faces.

Extended Description:

Danny Wolf, a gifted musician with alcohol problems is witnessing brutal murder in his dreams. Someone is carving a cross on each of the young female victims before crucifying them.

Newly released from prison for a crime he did not commit, Wolf is having trouble adjusting to civilian life. He believes the dreams are a symptom of his adjustment until he discovers that they are real and that the victims are his own groupies. He soon begins to doubt his sanity. Could he be a homicidal madman?

Wolf has no memory of his early childhood but discovers that he spent his first eight years in a Catholic orphanage on a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Is it possible that his early life and the murders are somehow connected?

Soon the killings become more bold and gruesome, as members of the church begin to die.

Enter Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings and his young assistant Laura Higgins. They discover a government conspiracy involving the Catholic Church, and a cold war CIA mind control program known as MK-Ultra where children were used as test subjects.

Danny Wolf becomes the number one suspect in the murders, but no one, not even Wolf, is prepared for what they discover on Apocalypse Island, a mind blowing secret that was supposed to stay hidden forever.

Apocalypse Island is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking conclusion.

Soul Thief, book two of the Blue Light Series is out now.

Word count: 130,000.

Author: Mark Edward Hall

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
372 reviews

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Xist Classics) by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel written by Oscar Wilde and at the time of publication in 1891, it offended the moral sensibilities of the British. The novel tells the story of Doian Gray, who sells his soul so that his beauty will never fade.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
978 reviews

Hallows Gate (Paranormal Time Travel Romance and Murder Mystery) by Michelle Erickson and Mates Laurentiu

New Years Eve changed Angelina s life

She got lost and fell in love with a ghost

Now she needs to save him by becoming his wife

The problem?

If she succeeds, she frees him, but loses him forever.

Love is more complicated than she thought…

And that doesnt include the elves.

Author: Michelle Erickson and Mates Laurentiu

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
44 reviews

Young Love Lost (A Coastal Carolina Romantic Mystery Book 1) by Doug Burris

A recent #1 Seller in Amazon Kindle Top 100 Free with 72,000 downloads!
The story of David and Mary continues:
Coming Summer, 2014, “Dark Beach”. A Coastal Carolina Romantic Mystery, Book 2.
Coming Winter., 2014, “Deadly Storm”. A Coastal Carolina Romantic Mystery, Book 3
CAUTION: Spoilers in the reviews.

Where does innocence go?
While vacationing on the beach at Emerald Isle, North Carolina, high school student David Jennings meets an intriguing girl. Mary Roberts ignites feelings that stay with him even after they both return to their homes. Summer after summer, they reunite, building on the love that started to bloom from the first day.
Not only does David discover romance, but he also learns what family can mean. The loving Roberts family is in stark contrast to the Jennings. David is the only child of Roy, an ex-Marine and rigid cop, and secretive Sarah. As the young couple explores their future, the family secrets unraveluntil tragic events manage to both bring together and divide the two families.

Young Love Lost is a tale of romance and suspense that will keep you guessing until the last page.

Author: Doug Burris

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
181 reviews