Girl in the Box Free for Three

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A great deal for Free Book Friday: A whole boxed set for exactly $0.00! You get Alone, Untouched and Soulless, three superpowered books, for absolutely nothing. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Ok, actually it’s a free box set, but you get the idea.

The Girl in the Box Series, Books 1-3: Alone, Untouched and Soulless by Robert J. Crane. FREE from Smashwords.com
This is a collection of the first three titles in The Girl in the Box Series, which are about a teenage girl who develops powers far beyond those of a normal human, and her battles against those who would use her against her will. (Approx. 185,000 words total.)

Books included:

1. Alone
2. Untouched
3. Soulless

Alone

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes…

Untouched

Still haunted by her last encounter with Wolfe and searching for her mother, Sienna Nealon must put aside her personal struggles when a new threat emerges – Aleksandr Gavrikov, a metahuman so powerful, he could destroy entire cities – and he’s focused on bringing the Directorate to its knees.

Soulless

After six months of intense training with the Directorate, Sienna Nealon finds herself on her first assignment – tracking a dangerous meta across the upper midwest. With Scott Byerly and Kat Forrest at her side, she’ll face new enemies and receive help from unlikely allies as she stumbles across the truth behind the shadowy organization known only as Omega.

Enter the Ghost House

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How about a little spooky to get us over the Wednesday slump? Take a little trip to the Ghost House, a creepy place that might hold the key to murders…


The Ghost House by Helen Phifer. Amazon for $0.99. There’s not much that scares Annie Graham. Not even the horrors she has witnessed during her years on the police force.

When she agrees to look after her brother’s farmhouse, she finds herself drawn to the crumbling old mansion in the woods nearby. But an innocent exploration of the empty ruin and the discovery of the diary of former resident Alice leaves her more than a little spooked. She knows it holds the secrets to a dark past, and she has to find out more.

What was the terrible truth that Alice uncovered? And how could what happened to her over 100 years ago help solve the murders of young women in the town?

Annie needs to stop the serial killer before she becomes his next victim – but the past comes back to haunt her in ways she could never have expected.

Rising to Rising

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A fantasy starts this week’s Free Book Friday, and this one’s full of mermaids. Who doesn’t like a mermaid? Well, anyone likely to be killed by one, I guess. Happy Free Book Friday.

Rising by Holly Kelly. Free from Smashwords.com
In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.

At Amazon, the Book Buys You

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OK, that’s not entirely accurate. Or remotely accurate, but I couldn’t resist the joke.

Normally, about now I’d be telling you about a book you can buy from Amazon, but today I figured I’d flip that. I don’t know if you know, but Amazon will buy your books as well. It’s like a big, natural circle of reading. Amazon pays for shipping, so it won’t cost you anything. Current best-sellers are probably your best bet, but at least that takes some of the guilt out of buying a full-priced new book.

And it’s not just for books, either. You can trade in movies, video games and other things, and get an Amazon gift card in exchange. When I logged in, it even told me what some things I’d bought from Amazon were worth, which is nice to know, not that I’m parting with my Zumba World Party, which is the most fun game ever, but I digress.

So you can use books to feed your reading habit. It’s beautiful, in a way.

Anyway, thus concludes this public service announcement.

 

 

 

Bubba and the Dead Woman on Free Book Friday

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It’s still Free Book Friday, and if you can’t laugh at the week that just took the tinsel from your branches, then at least you can laugh at this book. And it occurs to me that’s a seasonal reference, quite out of season. Well, no matter, this one looks funny, and you can’t beat free.

Bubba and the Dead Woman by C.L. Bevill. FREE from Smashwords.com
Bubba is a good old boy with lots of problems. His ex-fiancee is deader than a door nail and everyone thinks he dun did it. His house is haunted. His mother is running an illegal gambling ring. His dog likes to bite people too much. And he’s got to find out who really did it before the sheriff throws him in jail…again.

Dig into Some Demons and Deep Dish Pizza

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It’s the title of this collection of three short stories that got me. I mean, who can resist the title? It’s fantastic. Apparently, it’s better if you read The Demon Mistress (An Eva Prim Novel) by Jordan K. Rose first, though.


Demons and Deep Dish Pizza (Eva Prim) by Jordan K. Rose. Amazon for $0.99. Shoes. That’s all Eva wanted. A kicking pair of shoes for a night out on the town. Instead she ended up with two crazy demons, two dead guys and one deep-dish pizza.

Care for a Bobby on a Stick?

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Mafia and magic men mix in this urban fantasy from Vasileios Kalampakas. I don’t expect this dish to show up in the food court any time soon.

Bobby on a stick by Vasileios Kalampakas. $0.99 from Smashwords.com
A professional thief, Bobby Barhoe, has a problem with the Mafia: They want him to do a job which he can’t possibly pull off, because one of his most valuable associates, John Staikos, had just had a terrible accident involving an oxygen tank and a blowtorch. In his efforts, he will team up with a shaman, almost die a number of times, fight evil spirits, demons, and the forces of Hell itself.

Prefer to get it from Amazon? Well, click below.

Bobby on a stick

Careful Going Through The Shattered Door

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How about a little mystery? There’s nothing for a Thursday like doing some vicarious murder-solving with the first in Lisa Bouchard’s Morrison Investigations series. And you know what they say. With things like murder-solving, vicariously is usually the best way to go.

The Shattered Door by Lisa Bouchard. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
When publicist Kathleen Harrison is executed in her suburban home, the obvious suspect is her client and lover George Wynton, a known telepath. Boston attorney Dan Stevens is hired to defend George, but he has no use for telepaths, and so hands the investigative reins to Morrison Investigations. Fledgling private investigators Darcy and Olivia Morrison reluctantly agree to help Dan with the case.

Chasing Darkness Around the World

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Buffy’s not the only one with a thing for demons. Jill Falter’s Chasing Darkness has a teenager, forces of evil, and perhaps a little paranormal romance.

Must be Tuesday.

Chasing Darkness by Jill Falter. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
Muriel Chase is like any other young woman who’s 17th birthday is just weeks away. Her life is simple: she likes going to the beach, she enjoys working out, she loves to go shopping with her mom . . . and she hunts demons. As part of a secret group, she is sent around the world to face the demons that are so dangerous that even the Vatican can’t handle them. Then she meets Michael . . .

Nearly Departed for Free Book Friday

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This week’s Free Book Friday starts with a ghostly mystery. I don’t think this is what they meant by “Fake it ’till you make it.”

Nearly Departed by Max Patrick Schlienger. FREE from Smashwords.com
Con artists are a notoriously skeptical bunch, and Dennis Gufehautt is no exception. His scheme of masquerading as a paranormal investigator seems foolproof, until he encounters an actual ghost.

Now, having unwittingly become a witness to a decades-old murder, Dennis finds himself stumbling headfirst into bizarre and often hilarious situations as he tries to solve a legitimate paranormal mystery.