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(FREE on 2/8) Omega Dog by Tim Stevens -
Omega Dog

by Tim Stevens


Joe Venn is down on his luck. A Marine and police detective lieutenant, he was kicked off the Chicago force for getting a little heavy-handed while cleaning up the streets. Now he’s eking out a living as a private eye in downtown Manhattan, on a road to nowhere.

His life’s about to get a whole lot worse…

When Venn is arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, he’s given a choice.

Track down a missing professor of neurochemistry, in an operation that’s so politically sensitive even the FBI can’t be allowed to touch it.

Or face life in prison.

Dr Beth Colby is having a bad day, too.

She’s used to dealing with death, in her job as a physician at one of New York City’s busiest hospitals. But two people she knows have just died mysteriously in the space of twenty-four hours.

And before the day’s out, Beth herself will become the target of a shocking attack.

Events conspire violently to throw Venn and Beth together, and soon they’re locked into a desperate race against time to uncover the secret of Professor Lomax’s disappearance.

What’s the connection with the research he’s conducting into groundbreaking neuromodulatory drugs?

And why are Venn and Beth being hunted by not one but two professional assassins – as well as by the most powerful organized crime family in New York?

As the chase spreads from Manhattan to New England and back again, and the net closes relentlessly in on Venn and Beth, each of them must use their unique set of skills to the maximum.

Not just to uncover the terrible secret so many people are desperate to keep hidden.

But also simply to stay alive…

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(FREE on 2/8) Suzie Sparkle And The Dragon Princess : A Book For Children Age 8/9/10/11/12 by Steve Moran -
Suzie Sparkle And The Dragon Princess : A Book For Children Age 8/9/10/11/12

by Steve Moran

Suzie Sparkle thought she was going on holiday with her mother.

That was the plan, anyway.

But then she met a girl on the plane who managed to maroon her on an island full of man-eating dragons.

And that was only the beginning of an adventure that took Suzie to a secret kingdom which was threatened by earthquakes and creatures from the distant past.

The only person who could save them all from a terrible fate was the Dragon Princess.

And she hadn’t been seen for nearly a thousand years……

Join Suzie Sparkle as she crosses the world to save a kingdom she’d never heard of, and finds an unusual use for her dog-training skills……

(FREE on 2/8) The Housewife Assassin's Handbook by Josie Brown -
The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook

by Josie Brown

Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one…and it happens to be government-sanctioned. She earned it the hard way: her husband was killed the day she delivered her third child. To avenge his death, she leads a secret life – as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows – and brings new meaning to that old adage, “Honey, I’m home…”

(FREE on 2/8) She Is Risen by Travis Adams Irish -
She Is Risen

by Travis Adams Irish

Darkness tempts the hands of fate, that for naught- seek their meager ends. Four pawns will play, and be played in an odd twist of destiny. Nature will bend to the will of a mighty priestess… and the hardest of men will be haunted… by the fury of her gaze.

Welcome to the world where She Is Risen; a place that pits power and corruption against bravery and defiance. After witnessing a disturbing crime, a former U.S. Army Colonel decides to rebel against his employer, Henry Edwards North America. What begins as a silent protest eventually escalates into all out war.

As the colonel engages his former employer, four lives hang in the balance, unwittingly being manipulated from thousands of miles away. None of these people can figure out why the past week of their lives have been filled with horrible, life-altering events. Although they have allies fighting at their behest, these vulnerable Americans soon find themselves facing the inevitability of death. Can the colonel put a stop to this deadly game before it’s too late? Who is this mysterious priestess from Mexico, and why has she abducted the cartel chief’s firstborn son?

(FREE on 2/8) Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars Book 1 by Mark E. Cooper -
Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars Book 1

by Mark E. Cooper

Our last encounter with an alien space fleet saw sixteen-point-two billion people killed when the Merkiaari’s galactic empire declared war, and sparked an alien invasion of humanity’s colony worlds the scale of which could never have been foreseen. Thousands of ships, millions of our finest soldier s and space marine assets, sacrificed themselves in battles that spanned decades in an effort to throw the aliens back.

Two hundred years later, the Human Alliance of Worlds is carefully exploring beyond its borders again, but Survey Corps is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small survey ship, ASN Canada, discovers a new alien race and makes first contact, he’s cautiously optimistic that things are about to change for the better, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

(FREE on 2/8) The Dead Peasants File by L. Craig Harris -
The Dead Peasants File

by L. Craig Harris

Dillon McGee is a security guard for the largest retail company in the world. But something is going terribly wrong — he discovers the company is murdering his co-workers. But why? Then it gets worse — Dillon learns he is the next target. He must find a way to escape before he is hunted down.

He teams up with a pastor, Christopher Forrest, who hates Morgan Retail because of what it has done to his family. Morgan puts a barcode on the foreheads of its workers. Christopher wonders if that could be the mark of the beast.

Corporate-owned (dead peasants) life insurance is real. Companies routinely purchase insurance policies on its workers. If the worker dies the company, not the family, receives the benefit. This is a story about a huge corporation making sure it cashes in.

(FREE on 2/8) Death By A Honeybee by Abigail Keam -
Death By A Honeybee

by Abigail Keam

Josiah Reynolds is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers’ Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis.

The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect! Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the lush Bluegrass horse country. Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.

(FREE on 2/8) Fire & Shadow by T.G. Ayer -
Fire & Shadow

by T.G. Ayer

Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.

Nik Lucas, hot, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he’s telling.

Maya doesn’t believe the gods are real, doesn’t waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, goddesses, demons and hellhounds become the new normal and wielding the fire of the goddess Kali becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.

Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn’t normal to be …

(FREE on 2/8) Finding Southern Comfort: A Heartwarming Prequel by Barbara Lohr -
Finding Southern Comfort: A Heartwarming Prequel

by Barbara Lohr

Harper Kirkpatrick is not what Cameron Bennett expects for the bachelor party in his Savannah mansion. She’s desperate when he sends her home in her cat costume. Jobs are scarce and eviction looms. Former boyfriend Billy took off for California and she’s too proud to head home to Chicago.

Although Cameron may not go for her cheerleader kicks, he does admire Harper’s spunk. When she answers his ad for a nanny, she’s horrified to find herself back at his mansion. But she can’t turn down the generous salary or Bella, the toddler with troubled eyes and an eating problem. Youngest in the Kirkpatrick clan, Harper’s not an expert on kids. Neither is the young widower.

Her head-strong personality soon puts her at odds with Cameron and his TV personality girlfriend, Kimmy Carrington. When she stands in for Kimmy at a Savannah gala, Harper and Cameron spark a fire that nearly burns down the dance floor. Never has the wrong man felt so right. Never has a boy from the south worked so hard to rev up the charm. A trip home for his father’s funeral reveals a whole different side of the successful renovation expert. Will the Windy City girl be able to put the heart back in his home? Can he convince her that his southern comfort has staying power?

(FREE on 2/8) Crypt Of Souls: Handra's Tomb by Lori Lebda -
Crypt Of Souls: Handra’s Tomb

by Lori Lebda

A 500-year-old artifact and a DVD revealed clues that Jack and Maya’s parents were murdered on an expedition to find a fabled key with supernatural powers. So much for the tragic accident, a lie they’d been fed. The teens jet off to Peru to retrace their parents’ journey, unaware that they were walking into a trap.

The only way to catch the killer was to find the key. With an encrypted map from a shaman, they explored an ancient civilization and uncovered a hidden crypt that was heavily guarded by a century’s old secret-society. Little did they know that the crypt would be just the beginning of their mission.

Their quest turned deadly when a shape-shifter threatened to stop them. Could she be the girl that was flirting with Jack? She was always around. The siblings had only four days to decipher clues, survive booby-traps and fend off wicked spirits.

Would using primeval mystical ceremonies that raise the dead be enough to stay at least one step ahead of the treasure hunter that was stalking their every move? Was he the one that murdered their parents? Can they uncover the mysteries of the secret prophecy and find the key first?

(FREE on 2/8) Lady Fortescue Steps Out by M.C. Beaton -
Lady Fortescue Steps Out

by M.C. Beaton

The impecunious Lady Fortescue, widowed and alone save for two loyal, unpaid servants, has sold off almost all of the furnishings in her large Bond Street home and faces a grim future as a member of the aristocracy too proud to seek employment or charity, yet too poor to survive on the infrequent largess of wealthy relatives oblivious to her plight. Salvation arrives in the unlikely form of old Colonel Sandhurst, an equally impoverished retired military man who falls at her feet in a hunger-induced faint one afternoon in Hyde Park. The two decide to join forces: the Colonel will share Lady Fortescue’s home, and they will invite others of their station and situation to live with them and pool their resources. Thus is born what eventually becomes one of London’s most popular hotels, The Poor Relation, to which the nobility flocks to enjoy the novelty of being waited upon by members of their own class.

(FREE on 2/8) The Bank Of The River by Michael Richan -
The Bank Of The River

by Michael Richan

Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home. Recently divorced and with a son in college, he should have plenty of time to himself. Instead, he’s kept up at night by strange knockings – a series of four raps, a pause, and then another four. They arrive every night at the same time.

Steven is determined to find a rational explanation. When the knockings progress to strange apparitions, Steven believes he must have a brain tumor.

His father, Roy, recognizes the problems in Steven’s home because he’s seen them before. Roy has “the gift,” and can enter a place called The River, where he can see things others cannot. In The River, Roy discovers there are far more sinister forces at work in Steven’s home than just ghosts.

Steven shares Roy’s ability, but is skeptical of it. When the apparitions intensify and attack, Steven is forced to learn how to fight back if he wants to save himself and his father.

(FREE on 2/8) Since Tomorrow by Morgan Nyberg -
Since Tomorrow

by Morgan Nyberg

An old man rides a workhorse through the night, across mudslides, past stores abandoned for decades, past the rotted corpses of automobiles invisible under mounds of blackberry. Rain courses from his rabbit skin poncho. He carries a sword and a spear. He knows where to find the murderer. He will face him alone.

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