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(FREE on 2/14) Storm In The City: Two Short Stories by SM Smith -
Storm In The City: Two Short Stories

by SM Smith

Armed with an Ivy League degree in computer science and a gunslinger’s bravado, Kris Storm lands in New York on assignment from Illuminate, a global information powerhouse. In Handcuffs and Hedge Funds, Kris grapples with the decision to advance her own career by exchanging intelligence with hedge fund titan Ivan Mactavish, or help FBI agent Jim Bright toss MacTavish in jail. The struggle climaxes aboard MacTavish’s private jet to Aspen. Kris’ team appears for the first time in Visa to Nowhere as they tackle a gang of credit card scammers. Mindy Smart, a karate-chopping Upper East side preppy, and Joe Brady, an All-American football player and hacker from Harlem, help Kris unravel the clues that lead to a bloody showdown on Madison Avenue.

(FREE on 2/14) Just This Once by Rosalind James -
Just This Once

by Rosalind James

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.

Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn’t looking for a sexy fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn’t do casual. But maybe just this once …

As much as he’s shared with Hannah, Drew Callahan has kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she’s back home again, has made Hannah warier than ever. Drew knows that she’s right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?

(FREE on 2/14) The M&m Boys by Lara Reznik -
The M&m Boys

by Lara Reznik

Who wouldn’t want to be in that kid’s cleats when two of sports’ greatest legends move in next door?

In the summer of 1961 a Little League player’s joy of making the All-Star team evaporates when his father, too busy with a girlfriend, misses his triumphant opening game, and his mother spirals into a bed-ridden depression. Then, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle move next door as they battle to break Babe Ruth’s home run record.

Based on historical facts, The M&M Boys explores the parallel lives of an embittered Maris and a self-destructive Mantle who live together incognito in a remote Queens apartment. Maris, a misplaced Midwesterner, gets booed by the Yankee fans who prefer Mantle, and the press pursue him mercilessly. Mantle, on the other hand, basks in New York fans approval, but a series of injuries destroy his hope of winning the competition. Marshall’s friendship unearths childhood memories for both men. What all three M&M Boys have in common is a good lesson in how to play the game of life, on and off the field.

(FREE on 2/14) Love Handles by Gretchen Galway -
Love Handles

by Gretchen Galway

The world of fitness apparel isn’t ready for Beverly Lewis. She hates the gym, is nice to everybody, and shops at Ross Dress for Less. When she’s not teaching preschool, she’s wearing yoga pants . . . to nap in. So when she inherits her estranged grandfather’s fitnesswear company in San Francisco, nobody expects her to keep it. Fite Fitness needs a heartless suit to save it from bankruptcy, not a thirty-year-old woman who cries when her students leave for kindergarten.

Someone like Liam Johnson. A former Olympic swimmer, Liam is Fite’s executive vice president. Unlike Bev, he’s devoted his life to Fite’s success. Managing one little preschool teacher—and his attraction to her—shouldn’t be an issue. Right?

But Bev’s tired of being underpaid and underrated, and refuses to step aside as an obedient figurehead. To everyone’s shock and horror, she moves up to San Francisco, sets up an office, and dives into the business. Nothing—not mockery, not exercise, not sabotage, not a disastrously hot night with her aggravating VP—is going to scare her away.

As Liam realizes she’s tougher than she looks, he discovers that losing Fite might not be nearly as bad as losing her . . .

(FREE on 2/14) Dear Crossing by Marjorie Doering -
Dear Crossing

by Marjorie Doering

A peaceful, lakeside summer home… A gruesome murder… Valerie Davis, wife of prominent Minneapolis businessman, Paul Davis, is dead. Very dead.

Personal demons in tow, Ray Schiller of the Widmer P.D. follows the evidence to the Twin Cities, joining forces with Minneapolis homicide detective Dick Waverly. They discover many are suspect, few are innocent. The widower has good reason to keep his personal life private, and he isn’t the only one–not by a long shot.

“Sweet nothings” become weapons in a war of words as intimates turn on one another. Ambition, love and hate turn the case on its head when consequences turn lethal.

In the midst of the investigation, Ray’s involvement in an unthinkable incident, makes him the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation. With his personal and professional life in the balance, he soon learns the devil is in the details, and the details aren’t what they expected.

(FREE on 2/14) A Dead Red Cadillac by RP Dahlke -
A Dead Red Cadillac

by RP Dahlke

Running her dad’s Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California she’s hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red ‘58 Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, was found strapped in the driver’s seat. Reeling from an interrogation with local homicide, Lalla is determined to extricate herself as a suspect in this strange murder case. Unfortunately, drug running pilots, a cross-dressing convict, a crazy Chihuahua, and the dead woman’s hunky nephew throw enough road blocks to keep Lalla neck deep in an investigation that links her family to a twenty-year old murder only she can solve.

(FREE on 2/14) The Cloud Seeders by James Zerndt -
The Cloud Seeders

by James Zerndt

Serve Your Country, Conserve Your Water, Observe Your Neighbor

This is the slogan of the Sustainability Unit and of a country gone eco-hysterical. After nearly twelve months without rain and the hinges of the world barely still oiled, Thomas and his younger brother, Dustin, set out across a drought-ridden landscape in search of answers. What they discover along the way will change their lives, and their country, forever.

(FREE on 2/14) Division: A Collection Of Science Fiction Fairytales by Lee S. Hawke -
Division: A Collection Of Science Fiction Fairytales

by Lee S. Hawke

Featuring 7 original, fairytale-inspired science fiction short stories, this collection explores the division between mind, body, technology, and humanity in Hawke’s trademark haunting style.


— A chronically ill civilian discovers that his immune system may be the key to human survival
— A schoolgirl tries to escape her demons through levels of virtual reality
— A data analyst falls in love with a software coder during a forced government assignment
— A young boy is confronted with a horrifying truth about his constructed world
— A jaded medical technician rediscovers the meaning of beauty
— A girl scrambles to escape a horrifying alien invasion in a futuristic dystopia, and
— A spaceship engineer struggles with the death of her only daughter.

(FREE on 2/14) Wrong Place, Right Time by Brooke Williams -
Wrong Place, Right Time

by Brooke Williams

As the bumbling town TV traffic reporter, Kate Covington is a constant source of entertainment, but Kate sticks with her dead end job because of her love for news anchor Brian Schaffer. When Brian spontaneously runs off to marry his high school sweetheart, Kate panics and quickly follows. She finds herself in a Las Vegas wedding chapel, desperate to tell her best friend how she feels before he makes a huge mistake and marries the wrong person. The mistake, however, is all Kate’s.

As the scorned bride runs back down the short aisle, Kate quickly realizes she just interrupted the wrong wedding. The would-be groom, Chad Leida, explains the predicament Kate has caused him…he needs to marry before turning 30 in order to inherit his family fortune…and he no longer has a bride.

When Chad asks Kate to marry him and promises her a million dollars for a year of her time, Kate isn’t sure what to do. She has a great deal of debt to her name due to caring for her ailing grandmother, but she also doesn’t want to let go of the idea of love and marriage going together.

Kate’s impulsive decision changes her entire lifestyle…and her ideas about love. From Las Vegas to San Francisco and even to the Midwestern city of Omaha, Kate learns that even when she turns up in the Wrong Place, sometimes it is at just the Right Time.

(FREE on 2/14) The Frankenstein Candidate: A Woman Awakens To A Web Of Deceit by Vinay Kolhatkar -
The Frankenstein Candidate: A Woman Awakens To A Web Of Deceit

by Vinay Kolhatkar

It’s November 2019, and another U.S. presidential election season approaches.

Senator Olivia Allen—brilliant and beautiful—signs onto the Democratic presidential ticket, unaware of powerful forces that seek either to control her or destroy her.

Her opponents are Frank Kenneth Stein, a billionaire who would rather be forthright than President, and Quentin Kirby, the power-hungry, Republican vice president. As the campaign advances toward an electrifying climax, their brutal maneuvers play out against a backdrop of national crises. Hyperinflation looms and bloody riots sweep the country.

For Olivia, however, the greatest perils lie in the corridors of Washington power, as she finds herself becoming a mere pawn in a deadly game of entrapment, blackmail, and assassination. Can she turn the tables—ensuring America’s survival as well as her own?

(FREE on 2/14) Outpost: A Short Horror Story by Joe Hart -
Outpost: A Short Horror Story

by Joe Hart

A remote fishing trip in the Canadian wilderness promises relaxation and fun for four friends.

But after catching a fish that should have been released on a secluded lake, the horror truly begins.

And something has followed them back to the Outpost.

(FREE on 2/14) The Shake 'n Bake Sergeant by Jerry Horton -
The Shake ‘n Bake Sergeant

by Jerry Horton

In 1968, the U.S. Army was running out of sergeants in Vietnam. Throughout military history, as least as far back as the Revolutionary War, sergeants were the backbone of the Army. This shortage of sergeants meant disaster in Vietnam. The NCO candidate school was created to solve this serious problem by doing one thing – train soldiers to lead men in combat. It was modeled after the Officer’s candidate school but streamlined to meet this critical need for leaders in half the time. Graduates were known by most as “Shake ‘N Bake sergeants” “Instant NCOs” since the got there rank fast from going to school.

This book is the first time this important part of American history has ever been published. It is the first time anyone has given credit to Shake’N Bake sergeants – a credit that they so greatly deserved. At the time there were many who said they would fail. It seemed many did not respect them even though all destined for front line positions. The book documents how they proved their worth over and over again as front line infantry leaders even though for thirty some years their sacrifices have been unknown.

(FREE on 2/14) Children's Book: Eric The Medic by Yael Aharoni -
Children’s Book: Eric The Medic

by Yael Aharoni

Do your children cry when they hurt themselves?

Do they know how to dress and bandage a small cut?

This sweet book “Eric the Medic” tells the story of Eric, a brave soccer player, who hurts himself when he falls over. Eric’s Mom tells him to “…wash the wound with water, then we will put a bandage on the knee and it will be like new.”

With his new-found knowledge, Eric can now help anyone else who hurts themselves, and he does just that.

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