Thursday, April 23, 2020

April Limited-Time Kindle eBook Deals

Want something to read besides COVID-19 news? Then, try one of these limited-time Kindle deals for a change of mental scenery. Hope you find something to enjoy.


(Prices change constantly. Be sure to verify all prices before purchase.)

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 27
Briette: Young Adult Princess Medieval Fantasy (The Nine Princesses Book 4)
By Anita Valle
Teen and Young Adult
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

Briette never asked for any of this. She wasn’t meant to be a princess. She refuses to wear a crown, doesn’t care for fancy dresses, and going to balls is a punishment. If she hadn’t been adopted by the king, none of this would have happened.

Then she discovers that the Duke of Merridell is in need of a chambermaid. And though it seems crazy, Briette decides to disguise herself as a servant and take the position. It will give her a chance to try life as a commoner, a life where she can be invisible. She doesn’t tell a single soul, not even her eight sisters.

But as Briette adjusts to heavy chores, rude remarks, and prickly straw beds, she is shocked to learn that someone else is working undercover. And his plans are much more sinister. Furthermore, she is troubled by a haunting dream that seems to come from her childhood. All Briette wanted was a vacation from being a princess. But if she doesn’t act soon, she may never be a princess again.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 29
The Key of Apollo (The Gates of Artemis Book 1)
By R.D. Brady
Children's Fantasy
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

Mythological Creatures Are Real. They Live In The World Of Iphigenesis. A World Lucy Cole Just Discovered She's Destined To Protect.

Before fourteen-year old Lucy Cole can process that insanity, her soon-to-be adopted mother Elodie is kidnapped. The only way to save her is to track down the Key of Apollo, a key that hasn't been seen in thousands of years

To succeed, Lucy must embrace her destiny and overcome the Primordial Trials, tests set up by the gods themselves.

So armed with little to no knowledge of the world of Iphigenesis, one best friend who trips over his own feet, and another who could get blown over by a strong breeze, Lucy is about to take on the challenges of the gods.

What could possibly go wrong?

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 27
A Cat in the Attic Mystery: The Curse of Hollister House
By Kathi Daley
Cozy Animal Mystery
Usual Price: $4.99  Sale: $0.99

How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?

After a serious accident leaves Calliope Rose Collins unable to continue with the career that has owned her soul for most of her life, she returns to Foxtail Lake, Hollister House, and Great Aunt Gracie, only to find, childhood friend, Officer Cass Wylander, knee deep in a murder mystery involving a twelve year old girl who died in the exact same manner as Callie's best friend Stacy had died twenty years prior. Callie is certain the two deaths must be linked, but Cass has a suspect in custody and the Chief of Police wants the case closed in order to get the mayor off his back, so in spite of the fact that Callie is certain that they have the wrong man, it looks like the case will be closed. Callie knows that she owes it to both victims to find the truth, so she decides to look into things on her own, giving her not only a way to fill her days, but a means of renewing her passion.

Join Cass and Callie, along with Alastair the cat, as they seek out the hidden truths that will allow them to see what no one else seems to be willing too.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 27
THE UNDOING: A Young Adult Dystopian Scifi Novel (Book 1 of The Undoing Trilogy)
By Desserae Shepston
Teen and Young Adult
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

The Reckoning destroyed the United States of America. Survivors of the assault, led by the newly elected president, are now subject to his rules. The Vision controls nearly every aspect of life in the country now known as Anecor.

Rebecca and Jonathan grew up under the strict rules and watchful "eye" of SMALS, an AI system that monitors citizens' every move through phones and internal trackers. Those who don't follow the rules are disappeared. Never to be seen again.

When a strange virus strikes the city of Montrose, the residents panic as more of their friends, family, and acquaintances are stricken. No one knows how the virus spreads and scientists have found no cure. There have been no survivors. When the virus strikes Jonathan, Rebecca's world turns upside down.

Jonathan reveals to Rebecca his suspicions about the virus and the discovery of a mysterious glow of purple light behind a nearby mountain. It is up to Rebecca to continue the work he started. It is up to her to unravel the mystery of the virus and the purple light. It is up to her to save her city.

Rebecca will have to risk everything, including her life, to keep her promise to Jonathan.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 27
Spies and Spells : A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (Spies and Spells Series Book One)
By Tonya Kappes
Cozy Animal Mystery
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

SPIES AND SPELLS, the first in this highly anticipated new series from USA TODAY Bestseller Author Tonya Kappes is here!

While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she works at the family diner with her mom, aunt Meme and Lilith, her sister - all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL.

Has she found her calling?

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Scene of the Grind: A Cozy Mystery (A Killer Coffee Mystery Series Book One)
By Tonya Kappes
Cozy Mystery
Usual Price: $4.99  Sale: $0.99

Roxanne Bloom (her friends, though few call her Roxie) quit her job as a lawyer, divorced her cheating husband, and moved to the quaint town of Honey Springs, Kentucky where she'd spent many of her teenage summers visiting her eccentric and fun-loving Aunt Maxi.

Roxy follows her dream and opens The Bean Hive, Honey Springs first coffee house on the town's newly revitalized boardwalk. One problem, Aunt Maxi and Alexis Roarke, owner of Crooked Cat, aren't on the best of terms. Alexis leases the book store's building from Aunt Maxi and the rent is going up.

Roxy takes Alexis a fresh cup of coffee from The Bean Hive and a tasty pastry as a peace offering between the two women, but discovers the beloved book store owner murdered and Aunt Maxi is the number one suspect.

Gossip in Honey Springs is as hot at the coffee served at the Bean Hive and Roxy has to uncover who is behind the murder not only to save her shop, her aunt, but her life.

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A.L.I.V.E.: A Genetic Engineering Thriller (The A.L.I.V.E.Series Book 1)
By R.D. Brady
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

Reports of unknown objects in the sky date back hundreds of years. But since the early twentieth century, the frequency of those reports has increased dramatically. In response, the United States government has been looking for a way to combat the alien threat they see looming on the horizon. Their most promising prospect is the A.L.I.V.E. (Alien Life In Vitro Experiment) Project. 

Working from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dr. Maeve Leander has been in charge of Alvie, the first subject from the A.L.I.V.E. Project, for the last three years. As a new agency takes over, though, Maeve learns that Alvie wasn't the only subject created. Caught in the middle of a giant war game, Maeve ends up in a race for her life. It's not just humans, though, she's on the run from. And it's not just herself she's trying to save. 

But as the violence increases and the chances for survival decrease, she realizes one terrifying truth: despite its name, the real goal of the A.L.I.V.E. project is to make sure no one gets out alive.

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Deadly Search: Sheriff Lexie Wolfe Novel (Sheriff Lexie Wolfe Novels Book 2)
By Donna Welch Jones
Women Sleuths
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

Will Sheriff Lexie destroy her own life to avenge her father's murder?

Sheriff Lexie is entangled in a web of deceit as she searches for her father's killer. At the center of the investigation is her mother, Margo, a beautiful temptress, who used the love and attention from town men to feed her ego before rejecting them. 

Lexie's mother may be the reason her father was murdered, but which of Margo's pawns did it: the judge, the lawyer, the mayor or someone else? The investigation and Lexie's betrayal of the man she loves propels her life into a dark downward spiral.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 28
Fatally Bound - A Serial Killer Crime Thriller (Mac McRyan Mystery Thriller and Suspense Series Book) (McRyan Mystery Series Book 5)
By Roger Stelljes
Financial Thriller
Usual Price: $3.99  Sale: $0.99

FATALLY BOUND... by one decision with deadly consequences.

Hannah opened the backdoor of her house and walked inside, closing the door behind her and locking it. Out of the dark his massive left arm wrapped around her chest like a vice. She was gasping for air but she couldn't break free.

FATALLY BOUND... by one mystery with deadly results.

A brilliant, methodical and vicious killer is on a mission and leaving a trail of bodies behind with little or no evidence. The hunt for the killer will put Mac McRyan and Dara Wire in harm's way testing their partnership, resolve and endurance like never before.

Start Date: NOW  End Date: April 29
Murder, of Course: A Sugarbury Falls Mystery
By Diane Weiner
Cozy Mystery
Usual Price: $2.99  Sale: $0.99

Middle-aged couple Emily and Henry Fox moved to Sugarbury Falls, Vermont to enjoy a quiet life, but when their neighbor pounds on their door at the crack of dawn pleading for help, they can't refuse. A dead woman lies on the floor of their neighbor's rental cabin. Who is she and what brought her to town?

While struggling with the mystery, Emily also struggles with an impossible new boss at the quaint college where she teaches--a boss who may be guilty of her own heinous crime.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The AloneTogether Headlines for April

"I planned to keep my distance, thinking a few meters of separation would be sufficient. But when he saw me, he sprinted off the path and into a thicket of brush. I went on, hoping he was OK but knowing he didn’t want me to check."

A few days ago, when I was out walking in my neighborhood, I thought about this section from Killer in the Retroscape ( Not that anyone ran off the sidewalk to avoid me ... though many stepped into the street, as did I when I was the first to notice. It's a different world, where shunning your neighbor is considerate rather than a slight.

Of course, I'm not the only author who's watching what they've written about unfolding. If you're interested in the views of one who's slightly better known than me (LOL), then give a listen to this interview with Stephen King.

This month, I have one of my books on sale, the first in the Mind Sleuth series (Of Half a Mind). Or how about a Sci-fi giveaway or a 99-cent, one-week sale on more than 20 titles? Interested? Then keep on reading!

Be safe,

1. ON SALE:  Of Half a Mind

For one week only (April 13-19), Of Half a Mind is on sale for only 99 cents (usually, $2.99).

When you talk to yourself, there’s only one voice. When you look at something in your mind’s eye, there’s but one image.

Psychologist Sam “Doc” Price and his colleagues had always held those principles to be true … at least under normal circumstances. But as they studied the work of a brilliant but troubled neuroscientist, they discovered a device that created a reality that was anything but normal. And when they had unraveled its mysteries, the only question that remained was, could they survive the brutal truth?

2. Visions of the Future Sci-Fi Giveaway

Like Sci-Fi?
Want to check out a new author, or two, or sixteen for free?

Then, pick up any or all of these free Sci-Fi books, samples, or short stories including my short story, Amie and Alex: A Love Story. And if you’re thinking a love story shouldn't be in a Sci-Fi giveaway, then you haven’t read it!

3. One Week 99 Cents Mega-Sale

More than 20 books, Romance to Horror, all on sale for 99 cents.

Get these books fast - this promotion ends April 19th!