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(FREE on 7/1) Agent Of Influence: A Thriller by Russell Hamilton -
Agent Of Influence: A Thriller

by Russell Hamilton

Cairo, Egypt, 1953 – A secret sect calling itself the Brotherhood of the Caliphate splinters off from the Muslim Brotherhood as the storm clouds of revolution gather.

Louisville, KY, 1973 – Political power broker and multi-millionaire Aman Kazim’s Derby contending thoroughbred is slaughtered just hours before the race.

Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004 – An unusual joint FBI/CIA operation goes horribly wrong as CIA agent Anna Starks vanishes in the glittering lights of sin city while attempting to track down a potential threat to the country.

Washington DC, 2005 – Zachariah Hardin, a politician with a mysterious past has reached the zenith of his power as the first foreign-born president.

From the back alleys of ancient Cairo, to the glitzy nightlife of Vegas, to the corridors of power in DC, Agent of Influence is the thriller ahead of the news cycle.

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(FREE on 7/1) Amethyst: A Chase Family Historical Romance by Lauren Royal -
Amethyst: A Chase Family Historical Romance

by Lauren Royal

London, 1666

Amethyst Goldsmith makes dazzling jewelry, but her future isn’t nearly as bright as the pieces she creates. Though custom dictates she wed her father’s apprentice, her heart rebels against the match. In mere days Amy will be condemned to a stifling, loveless marriage, and she sees no way out—until the devastating fire of 1666 sweeps through London, and tragedy lands her in the arms of a dashing nobleman who knows a diamond in the rough when he sees it…

Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, has his future all figured out. He’s restoring his crumbling castle and estate to its former glory, and the key to its completion is his rich bride-to-be. But the Great Fire lays waste to his plans, saddling him with trouble—in the form of a lowly shopkeeper’s daughter with whom he’s most inconveniently falling in love…

(FREE on 7/1) Blackout by Madeleine Henry -

by Madeleine Henry

One wall divides life from darkness. After the worldwide Blackout, America built a concrete wall–the Frontier–across the middle of the nation to isolate its precious electricity in the top half. Everyone below the Frontier was forsaken, and now only a few survive in the grim region known as the Dark Zone.

Sixteen year old Phoenix Troublefield endures the dark with his girlfriend, Star Windsong. When America announces that it will trade electricity for immigrants, Phoenix and Star sacrifice themselves for the power that might save her younger brother. On the other side of the Frontier, they find America is not what they expected, and instead they are thrown into a shocking and deeply personal contest that threatens to destroy their love. When the chance comes to escape back into the Dark Zone, it may already be too late.

(FREE on 7/1) Coyote Jack And The Bluebirds by Paul Bisson -
Coyote Jack And The Bluebirds

by Paul Bisson

They woke up this morning…

Famous Texas bluesman Coyote Jack has agreed to join The Bluebirds for a one night gig at their UK home venue. Freshly dumped by his fiancee, singer Charlie French hopes that this is the start of bigger and better things for him and his friends. Alas, the band’s blues have only just begun. A series of misfortunes threatens to clip the Bluebirds’ wings, and as their eccentric guest staggers from one embarrassing calamity to the next Coyote Jack’s credibility is called into question.

Have mercy! – it’s not the Texan’s fault. The airline lost his damn guitar, the Stetson wouldn’t fit in his luggage, these middle class white kids don’t know diddly about the blues…it’s no wonder old Coyote’s flustered. Right?

There’s another problem. Charlie’s band – and therefore Charlie’s world – is about to fall apart. Guitarist and old friend Rupert Rathwell-Stubbs is secretly plotting his escape from the Bluebirds, his place among top London act The Molten Few assured if he can pull off one final betrayal of his friends. The demands of motherhood have been proving too much for bass player Anne Marie Pinto, and now the discovery of her husband’s infidelity is about to knock her flat. Unaware of his role in Rupert’s devious designs drummer Oz Watkins awakes smitten with his latest conquest, achingly aware that she’s fallen for the Rock God he no longer wants to be.

The blues, the real blues, are about to hit the Bluebirds. Hard.

(FREE on 7/1) Irin by R. Lee Walsh -

by R. Lee Walsh

According to actual documents hidden in the Apocrypha, an ancient race of supernatural beings known as Irin roam the Earth. Impervious to aging, illness or mortal injury, they wage a continuous war against those who once threatened the survival of mankind by corrupting the natural order. While ever present, they prefer to remain unseen in order to freely move among us. Those who are seen are easily overlooked and immediately forgotten. Walk down any street in the world and you will pass at least one Irin. Depending on the threat or situation, sometimes many.

When his flame-haired partner disappears after a brutal beating, the legendary Irin enforcer known as Riley Storm sets out to bring her back. Ending his search in Los Angeles, territory he once ruled over, he discovers an alarming secret behind the city’s most violent criminals and decides to reclaim not only his fiery companion and fiercest ally but the land he once called home.

(FREE on 7/1) Me, Jill Robinson! Stepping Stones Mystery [jill Robinson Adventure Series] by Anne Digby -
Me, Jill Robinson! Stepping Stones Mystery [jill Robinson Adventure Series]

by Anne Digby

Jill and Lindy love the idea of Haven Youth Club’s summer holiday project. They’re going to try to build a river crossing at the Stepping Stones bend.

However, Club is deeply divided on the issue and so are members of the Robinson family, especially young Tony.

Feelings are running very high….but surely not high enough to lead to sabotage?

(FREE on 7/1) End Of The Road by Jacques Antoine -
End Of The Road

by Jacques Antoine

Roads end. They begin somewhere, too. In between, all manner of things happen: friendship, betrayal, horror and maybe even joy. For some, the End of the Road brings love and happiness, for others agony and suffering, and for a precious few, sorrow may lead to something revelatory. The potholes and pitfalls found in this anthology are many, but for every character, there is an end of the road.

This road ends in a collection of short stories by 31 of the most gifted writers of our time, with stories from action and mystery superstars Russell Blake, Traci Tyne Hilton and Mike Meyer; romance stars Jeannette Raleigh, C A Newsome, Suzie O’Connell, Kathleen Steed and Anna J.McIntyre; and from cutting edge science fiction and fantasy authors Saxon Andrew, Stephen Arseneault, John Daulton, and JRC Salter; post-apocalyptic and dystopian authors Brandon Hale, Scott Langrel, Dale Roberts and Jess Mountifield. Intended for lovers of short fiction everywhere, the End of the Road is a must read for anyone intent on keeping current with the literary scene.

(FREE on 7/1) A Girl Between by Marjorie Weismantel -
A Girl Between

by Marjorie Weismantel

The life of 16 year old Tess changes drastically when her abusive step-uncle dies under mysterious circumstances. Forced to move to her grandmother’s in the old town of Woodley, Tess soon feels at home – perhaps a bit too soon. Woodley evokes strange feelings of familiarity, as if she’s lived there before. As she begins making friends, Tess also encounters a number of enemies who wish to do her harm. Tess finds herself at the confluence of forces she’s at a loss to explain, while coming to realize she possesses extraordinary powers.

(FREE on 7/1) Legacy From Yesteryear by Victoria Trout -
Legacy From Yesteryear

by Victoria Trout

Will Meg solve the clues and find true love or will she be trapped in servitude forever?

Devastated by the loss of both of her beloved parents, eighteen year old Margaret Wentworth is given more bad news, she is destitute and must leave her London home to live with relatives she has never met. After burying both parents on the same day, Meg didn’t think her future could get more bleak, but her cold reception and unpleasant interview with the Duke of Rochester at her new home, The Haven, provides a dim view of indefinite, unpaid servitude.

James Cunningham, fifth son of the Duke of Sommerville, is traveling between clients and London, when he meets Meg under duress. Ever the gentleman he comes to her rescue only to fall head over heels himself. Since an official introduction was not offered, he uses other means to discover her plight.

Meg begins her duties with a heavy heart, only to discover her favorite cousin is coming to visit The Haven. After her cousin arrives, battle lines are drawn between Meg’s cousins over who will determine her future. One will control her every movement, every aspect of her life and the other will grant her freedom to live the life of her dreams. All Meg has to do is solve a forgotten family mystery.

(FREE on 7/1) John Rockman And The Trials Of Galactar by Ron Jockman -
John Rockman And The Trials Of Galactar

by Ron Jockman

An entire planet is going to die and Earth’s mightiest hero, John Rockman, isn’t going to take that lying down, but he could if he wanted to. He once single-handedly won the Plaxion Wars of 2433 AD with both legs broken just above the femurs. The few surviving Plaxions still recall the hairy mass of man-terror crawling across the battlefield, a laser pistol in his mouth, death in his eyes and blood in his urine (an unfortunate side-effect to having his pelvis mangled.)

With the help of his delicate femaiel cohort, Maria Ozone, John Rockman must deliver precious cargo to the citizens of planet Pergos in order to save their lives, but the evil Prince Pilletus of planet Galactar has other plans for our hairy hero and his curvaceous comrade.

Join Rockman on his biggest adventure yet! Gasp in awe as he uncovers a Blort-Blart cheating ring! Pump your fists in glee as he kicks an invisible assassin robot in the chest with his 5-inch stiletto heels! Gag on your honor as he brutally kills an old blind man! And scream a primal scream as John Rockman takes on the largest gladiator trials in the Universe.

(FREE on 7/1) Bumped by Sibylla Nash -

by Sibylla Nash

What happens when you’re blindsided by betrayal and happy hour is no longer an option?

Elle Nixon has the perfect life as a music PR maven and party girl on the L.A. social scene. She attends the hottest parties and has a roster of artists, which reads like the who’s who of Billboard magazine until her charismatic boyfriend disappears…during the middle of a high-profile fraud investigation into his investment firm by the FBI.

Add an unplanned pregnancy to the mix and suddenly, it’s not so fun anymore to walk a mile in her Louboutins.

(FREE on 7/1) Finding Sage by Logan Judy -
Finding Sage

by Logan Judy

In the future, some people, known as rogues, exhibit supernatural abilities. That’s not a good thing, however, because the global government hunts them down and executes them, imprisons them, or forces them to become assassins. Silas is such a rogue. He lives day by day constantly paranoid about his chances of survival. So when a wide-eyed hobo offers him a solution to his problems, a mysterious man who the U.N. seems desperate to find, he follows, not having the slightest clue what he’s just stepped into.

(FREE on 7/1) The Space Between by Kristie Cook -
The Space Between

by Kristie Cook

When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between

After a month-long dance tour overseas, Leni returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, their home empty, and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that remains is her truck and a leather-bound book she can’t open. Nearly as disturbing, she keeps running into the deaf and dangerously attractive model she’d met in Italy, and no matter how hard she tries to shake him, her soul won’t let her.

Jeric has traveled the world in search of a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia … in the exact town where the beautiful dancer from Italy lives. He’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame, but his life as a loner in his silent world allows no room for girlfriends, and he tries to leave her. Except outside forces won’t let him.

When the same “tattoos” suddenly appear on their arms and the book’s lock falls open, Leni and Jeric realize there’s more between them than physical fascination. They must embark on a journey together to discover their connection to each other and their ties to the Book of Phoenix.

And they must figure it all out fast. Shadowy forms that are more monsters than men are closing in, while their own existences are falling to pieces around them.

(FREE on 7/1) Scraps Of Paper-revised Author's Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith -
Scraps Of Paper-revised Author’s Edition

by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

What would you do if, while you were renovating an old house, you found an intriguing mystery, even if it was years old? If you had a chance of solving that mystery, would you? Or would you leave it buried in the past? Would you want someone digging in your past, your tragedies? If someone you loved just disappeared, what would you do?

Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s Scraps of Paper is an engaging story of what happens when you go digging into the past and the possible consequences. It also has an underlying story about dealing with what life hands you and finding the strength to move on. Both Frank and Abby are strong characters they have had to deal with the loss of a loved one and to learn to deal with that loss. You find yourself drawn to them and to all the quirky people who live in the little town of Spookie. In the end you want to know what happened in the old house so many years earlier.

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