Best of Indie https://bestofindie.com Best of independent books & film Thu, 11 Jul 2019 01:07:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 From espionage to women’s adventure fiction https://bestofindie.com/from-espionage-to-womens-adventure-fiction/ https://bestofindie.com/from-espionage-to-womens-adventure-fiction/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 01:06:52 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=897 Best of Indie spotlights bestselling author Brett Battles' new spy thriller, plus two free women's adventure novels, a police procedural, romance, young adult, fantasy, sci-fi and a fast-paced action thriller from Dusty Sharp.

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This week Best of Indie spotlights bestselling author Brett Battles’ new spy thriller, plus two free women’s adventure novels, a police procedural, romance, young adult, fantasy, sci-fi and a fast-paced action thriller from Dusty Sharp. And our Indie Film of the Week showcases Beyoncé giving “the greatest performance in the modern history of music festivals,” according to IndieWire. This week’s top curated picks and Kindle ebook bargains:


Free on Kindle Unlimited, $5.99 purchase
The Damaged
By Brett Battles
225 pages

Espionage thriller: From USA Today bestselling author Brett Battles comes another exciting adventure in his award-winning Jonathan Quinn thriller series. Quinn is the best at what he does: making bodies disappear. Within the espionage world, his reputation is impeccable. There was a time, though, when that reputation was still being built under his mentor, Durrie. A time when the very man who had taught Quinn all he knew could have derailed the young cleaner’s future.

Fifteen years ago, Quinn was offered a job. On the surface, a straightforward mission to stop a terrorist. But the client gave Quinn the additional task of taking on Durrie as his number two, as a last chance for the veteran agent to be rehabilitated. Durrie had been on a downward spiral, going from being a respected operative to an unreliable has-been. These changes threatened to destroy everything—not only in Quinn’s life, but Orlando’s, too. She was Durrie’s girlfriend, and Quinn’s best friend. Both she and Quinn were desperate to help Durrie return to the person he once was. They hoped this job would be the answer. Durrie had other plans.

Praise for Battles’ Quinn novels:
• “Brilliant and heart pounding”—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author
• “Battles’ writing is addictive.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

Get the new release here.

Top ebook deals of the week

Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.45 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Coyote
By Kelly Oliver
336 pages
#1 free ebook in the Kindle Store

Teen & Young Adult Detective Story: Jessica James is having a dull summer in Montana — until a shocking event claims her cousin’s life. When she discovers a link to another death in the family, can she unmask the evil lurking in her small town?

Grab the free deal here.



Free at all retailers for the month of July! ($6.99 print)
No Time to Bleed
By Dusty Sharp
116 pages

Action thriller: Part of the highly acclaimed Austin Conrad series, the book begins with a lone biker on the open road. A crew of murderous thugs in hot pursuit. The hunters become the hunted along a lonely stretch of desert asphalt.

When Conrad decides to ditch the notorious Rattlers motorcycle club, he becomes the target of its ruthless president, who’s hellbent to silence Austin to keep his own dark secrets buried. Set along the back roads of southern California’s Mojave Desert, the story comes to its thrilling climax among the abandoned ghost town of Amboy. When Austin is waylaid by a hit squad from a rogue faction of the club, they learn the hard way that there’s more to Austin than motorcycles and petty crime.

Get the free deal at Amazon US. And at all other retailers.



Free on Kindle for a limited time  ($11.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Perfect Roommate
By Minka Kent
258 pages
#1 free in Women’s Action & Adventure Fiction in the Kindle Store

Women’s Action Adventure Fiction: College student Meadow can’t believe her luck when glamorous, sophisticated Lauren becomes her roommate. But after she uncovers a secret she wasn’t supposed to know, their relationship takes a sinister turn.

Grab the free deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time (originally $5.99)
The Starlight Hill Series: Books 1–3
By Heatherly Bell
678 pages
#1 free in Women’s Romance Fiction in the Kindle Store

Women’s romance: Nestled in California wine country, the small town of Starlight Hill seems like the perfect place to get away. But for Ivey, Brooke, and Genevieve, there’s no escaping their complicated pasts! A charming three-book collection about second chances and new beginnings.

Grab the free deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.34 print)
Never Forgotten
By Kelly Risser
314 pages
#1 free in Teen & Young Adult Literature in the Kindle Store

YA Romance: When shy teen Meara moves to a tiny seaside town, she starts experiencing vivid hallucinations that could lead to her long-lost father. Now she and her new friend Evan must discover who — and what — she really is. An engrossing coming-of-age tale.

Grab the free deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Boat Man
By Dustin Stevens
290 pages
#1 free in Police Procedurals in the Kindle Store

Police procedural: After the traumatic death of his partner, police detective Reed Mattox transfers to the K-9 division and begins a quiet new life in the countryside. But his restraint will be put to the test when he’s faced with a grisly series of murders. The title has more than 1,300 five-star Goodreads ratings.

Grab the free deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
The Color of Memory
By Julianne MacLean
253 pages
#1 free in Inspirational Romance in the Kindle Store

Romance: From a USA Today bestselling author comes a gripping romance about how the past can haunt the present. ER nurse Audrey discovers that her perfect husband was keeping secrets in the weeks leading up to his death, compelling her to question her past — and her future.

Grab the free deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Dangerous Destiny
By V.A. Dold
199 pages
#1 free in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Paranormal Vampire Romance: Centuries-old vampire Darius Drummond is sent to protect Carolyn Soucek from an ancient order of witch hunters. But nothing has prepared him when he comes face to face with his destined soulmate.

Grab the free deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($16.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
A Shadow on the Glass
By Ian Irvine
676 pages

Epic fantasy: An ancient mirror unites Llian and Karan — but its power is deadlier than they can possibly imagine. With nearly 900 five-star ratings on Goodreads, this is “a grand-scale epic fantasy that features a pair of unusual heroes and a complex world,” writes Library Journal.

Grab the free deal here.



$4.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Your Journey to Becoming Unskippable
By Jim F. Kukral
318 pages

Nonfiction: Here’s your essential guide to changing the way you achieve true success. If you like practical ideas, no-nonsense approaches, and honest advice from a renowned expert, then you’ll want to grab Kukral’s fresh take on today’s transformed business world.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Terra Mortem
By Ethan Proud
357 pages

Science fiction: After crash landing on a desert planet, survivors of a colony from Earth have scratched out a living for generations. When a nomadic hunter named Dierde encounters more humans, everything she knows changes and war is sparked. As the conflict comes to a head, they realize that they were not nearly as alone as they’d thought.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
The Scottish Connection
By Carrie Bedford
330 pages

Cozy British mystery: London architect Kate Benedict is off to a glamorous weekend party in Scotland at the formerly grand castle belonging to the uncle of her boyfriend Josh. A deliciously traditional British cozy with a touch of the paranormal thriller.

Grab the deal here.

 

Indie Film Watch


Beyoncé in “Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé.”

Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement. The pop legend led  more than 100 singers, dancers and steppers through “the greatest performance in the modern history of music festivals, … and Beyoncé managed to fit the whole spectacle into a euphoric, triumphant and exhaustingly fierce documentary that should help see Beychella enshrined as one of the definitive pop culture events of the century,” raves IndieWire.

Now available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services

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This week our Best of Indie Readers’ Circle spotlights two historical novels, an insta-classic technothriller from Matthew Mather, and a dose of romance, sci-fi, mystery, suspense and fantasy.

All titles range in price from (mostly) free to $1.99. And our Indie Film of the Week stars the magnificent actress Juliette Binoche.

Remember, we curate so you don’t have to! This week’s top curated picks …

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Plenty of folks read books on their smartphone or tablet with the free Kindle app.


99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($10.99 print)
The Girls in the Water
By Victoria Jenkins
354 pages

Police procedural: One chilling clue hints at a connection between the murders of two young women — and if detective Alex King can’t uncover the truth and catch the killer, more will meet their grisly ends. An addictive crime thriller with 700 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($13.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Indigo Rebels
By Ellie Midwood
378 pages

Historical suspense: In 1940s France, the Legrand siblings — Giselle, Kamille, and Marcel — find themselves caught up in the French Resistance. A powerful tale of wartime heartache and endurance.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($18.99 print)
The Tetradome Run
By Spencer Baum
574 pages
#1 free ebook in the Kindle Store

Science fiction: In the near future, America eagerly watches as convicted felons compete for their freedom in a televised death race against genetically engineered monsters. Swearing she’s innocent, contestant Jenna Duvall fights to survive while a journalist unravels the truth about her alleged crime.

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($13.99 print)
My Grape Escape
By Laura Bradbury
288 pages

Memoir: Laura Bradbury left a promising legal career in London to revive a dilapidated house in the French countryside. Amidst the grapevines of a charming Burgundian village, she fell in love with her adventurous new life. A rich, inspiring memoir for anyone who’s ever dreamed of making a change.

Grab the deal here.



$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print, $13.50 audiobook)
Polar Vortex
By Matthew Mather
368 pages

Technothriller: A flight disappears over the North Pole and a massive international search is launched. Mitch Matthews is a writer struggling to make ends meet when his wife’s brother Josh offers them a first-class seat on a flight from Hong Kong to New York. That’s the setup for this fast-paced page turner, called Lost meets DaVinci Code.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print, $12.99 audiobook)
If She Saw
By Blake Pierce
169 pages

Psychological thriller: Brilliant former agent Kate Wise is retired — but the FBI needs her help to decode a serial killer’s twisted mind. Can Kate find the link between two murdered couples before more people die?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Chasing Eva
By Camellia Hart
361 pages
#1 free in Contemporary Romance Fiction in the Kindle Store

Contemporary romance: Eva can’t resist her wild attraction to Clive, a handsome CEO — until she learns he’s her company’s worst enemy. But Clive knows what he wants, and he’s willing to pursue Eva to the ends of the earth. First entry in the In Light of Shadows Series.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time
The Wedding Trap
By Adrienne Bell
200 pages
#1 free in Romantic Suspense in the Kindle Store

Romance: Everyone wants to meet Beth’s boyfriend. There’s just one problem: Beth made him up! Now she needs a date for her best friend’s wedding, and CIA agent Alex just happens to need a cover for his latest mission. The title has more than 1,300 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 paperback)
Burgundy and Bodies (Wine Valley Mystery Book 1)
By Sandra Woffington
216 pages

Mystery: If the Addams family’s daughter Wednesday grew up to become a forensic psychologist, she would be Dr. Joy Burton — and Det. Max King’s nightmare. A beautiful blonde is found dead by a creek after a poker game. Max and Joy dig through the lives of the suspects, including the chief of police, while the killer sets eyes on them.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.99 print)
Accepted Fate
By Charisse Spiers
259 pages
#1 free in Teen & Young Adult eBooks in the Kindle Store

Coming of age romance: Student Kinzleigh is too focused on her cheerleading career to give her heart away. But that all goes out the window when she meets country boy Breyson. Their red-hot attraction has her thinking about throwing all her rules out the window.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($13.81 print)
Guardians: The Girl
By Lola StVil
304 pages
#1 in Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy eBooks in the Kindle Store

Paranormal romance: An angel and a human must confront their feelings for each other — along with demon attacks and midterms — when a horrible prophecy predicts the end of humanity. Check it out: more than 2,300 five-star Goodreads ratings.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
The Secret Bunker: Darkness Falls
By Paul Teague
192 pages

Apocalyptic suspense: While visiting a Cold War–era bunker, Dan and his family become trapped inside as a strange darkness falls over the world. With the entire planet threatened, Dan must delve into the secret that’s been hidden deep underground for generations.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
Dead of Winter
By Tom Threadgill
303 pages

Thriller: When a serial killer starts sending his victims’ severed appendages to the Supreme Court, retired agent Jeremy Winter must return to the FBI to assist Maggie Keeley in a thorny and urgent investigation.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Intangible
By C.A. Gray
484 pages

Young adult fantasy: When science-minded Peter and mysterious, orphaned Lily survive a strange accident, they’re thrust into a magical world of Arthurian legend — and must team up to defeat a fearsome opponent!

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($10.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Quantum Void
By Douglas Phillips
355 pages

Science fiction: After a scientific breakthrough, humans are able to communicate with a civilization 4,000 light years from Earth. Four volunteers suit up to visit an alien civilization, overcoming fears and obstacles along the way.

Grab the deal here.

Indie Film Watch


Robert Pattinson, Lars Eidinger and Gloria Obianyo in “High Life.”

High Life

“High Life” is the first of writer-director Claire Denis’s films to be shot in English, as well as the first to be set in space. The film stars the magnificent Juliette Binoche playing a mad scientist aboard an intergalactic prison ship on a one-way trip to Earth’s nearest black hole. Warning: lots of adult content here. But IndieWire calls it “mesmerizing.”

Now available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services

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Sci-fi, techno-thrills & cozy mysteries https://bestofindie.com/roundup-technothrillers-romance-suspense-cozy-mysteries/ https://bestofindie.com/roundup-technothrillers-romance-suspense-cozy-mysteries/#respond Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:28:10 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=876 This week our Best of Indie Readers’ Circle spotlights our longest list of special deals ever, including suspense thrillers, romance, three cozy mysteries and a generous dose of the supernatural.

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This week our Best of Indie Readers’ Circle spotlights our longest list of Kindle ebook deals ever, including suspense thrillers, romance, three cozy mysteries and a generous dose of the supernatural.

All titles range in price from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is a new release from the director of “Erin Brockovich” and “Ocean’s Eleven.”

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Plenty of folks read books on their smartphone or tablet with the free Kindle app.


Free on Kindle for a limited time
The Last Firewall
By William Hertling
323 pages

Near-future science fiction: In the year 2035, robots, artificial intelligences, and neural implants have become commonplace. Catherine Matthews, nineteen, has a unique gift: the ability to manipulate the net with her neural implant. Yanked out of her perfectly ordinary life, Catherine becomes the last firewall standing between a powerful AI named Adam and his quest for world domination.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time  ($15.99 print)
The Girls Across the Bay
By Emerald O’Brien
380 pages
#1 free ebook in the Kindle Store

Police procedural: When a woman is killed in their small town, reporter Madigan covers the crime while her detective sister, Grace, investigates. But as they discover a dark personal tie to the victim, the pair must confront secrets buried in their past. A great kickoff to the Knox and Sheppard Mysteries series.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.95 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Alexandria Project
By Andrew Updegrove
271 pages
#1 free in Technothrillers in the Kindle Store

Technothriller: When a devastating cyberattack sees the country under threat of collapse, cybersecurity expert Frank gets caught between the FBI and the CIA. Can he trace the attack to its source and outmaneuver America’s hidden enemies? A high-octane thriller!

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free upon newsletter sign-up (regularly $4.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook) 
Against the Grain
By Phil M. Williams
294 pages

Political thriller: Matt Moyer is an orphaned teen growing up on a primitive farm in the Pennsylvania coal region. He’s homeschooled by his eccentric and philosophical great uncle, who’s a stickler for logic, reason and intellectual honesty. Forced to attend a public school, the feral teen finds it difficult to cope with the hypocrisy, propaganda and misinformation that adults and children so readily accept. Faced with the possibility of expulsion, arrest and ostracism, he must make a choice. Will he choose the easy lie or the hard truth?

Join Phil’s bimonthly newsletter list to take advantage of free and discounted book releases – and receive this full-length novel for free:

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Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print)
The Wedding Audition
By Joanne Rock and Catherine Mann
216 pages
#2 free in Romantic Comedy in the Kindle Store

Romance: Annamae Jessup did the unthinkable when she ran out on her wedding on national television. She finds refuge in her grandma’s small Alabama town, where she meets handsome undercover detective Wynn Rafferty.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($6.99 print; $12.99 audiobook)
The Perfect Wife
By Blake Pierce
211 pages

Psychological suspense: Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, uncovers dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town. When someone turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($18.99 print; $14.95 audiobook)
Playing with Monsters
By Amelia Hutchins
514 pages
#1 free in Paranormal Vampire Romance in the Kindle Store

Paranormal: When mysterious Lucian lays eyes on witch Magdalena, he tries to fight his feelings for her — but their intense attraction is undeniable. A hot read with more than 2,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.76 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Spirits, Stilettos, and a Silver Bustier
By Deanna Chase
245 pages
#1 free in Paranormal Ghost Romance in the Kindle Store

Supernatural mystery: Psychic medium Pyper lands in the middle of a murder investigation when her hunt for a vintage dress brings her face-to-face with the ghost of a recently deceased shop owner. Spellbinding!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Breakfast at the Beach House
By Judith Keim
308 pages
#1 free in Contemporary Romance in the Kindle Store

Romance: After her husband leaves her, Ann teams up with Rhonda — her polar opposite — to convert a seaside mansion into a luxury hotel. But will a group of unusual guests complicate their plans? A fun and lighthearted beach read.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Sunday at midnight ($8.99 print)
Live Fae or Die Trying
By Jenna Wolfhart
270 pages

Paranormal suspense: For years, a fae has resided in a shabby East London flat, working as a private investigator for romantically scorned supernaturals. But when a serial killer starts picking off London’s fae, it seems fate has other plans for her. Book one in the Paranormal PI Files.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Sworn to Raise
By Terah Edun
245 pages
#1 free in Coming of Age Fantasy eBooks in the Kindle Store

Young adult fantasy: When peasant Ciardis is chosen for a position at court, she travels across the empire to begin a new life. But to survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed. The title has nearly 700 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Sins of the Past
By Julia Derek
334 pages
#2 free in Police Procedurals in the Kindle Store

Suspense: Stay-at-home mom Kate thought she knew her husband — a man with no enemies. But after he’s found stabbed to death with a curious knife, Kate must face the earth-shattering truth about his former life.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
LinkedIn Sales Machine
By Raza Imam

Nonfiction: Subtitled “The Secret Strategy to Generate Leads and Sales on LinkedIn – in 30 Minutes/Day,” the book promises to double your leads and sales using LinkedIn beyond what you thought possible … without spending hundreds of dollars on ads or trying to become a “viral hit.”

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
The Gray and Guilty Sea
By Scott William Carter
269 pages
#1 free in Hard-Boiled Mysteries in the Kindle Store

Mystery: Haunted by his wife’s murder, private investigator Garrison Gage is hiding out in a small seaside town — until the discovery of a girl’s corpse draws him back into the game. “Carter’s writing is on target,” says Publishers Weekly. The title has more than1,500 five-star Amazon reviews.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Friday at midnight ($9.99 print)
Red Velvet and Revenge
By Agatha Frost
214 pages

Culinary cozy mystery: A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes. Part of the popular Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Dose Vidanya
By Sam Cheever
196 pages
#1 free in General Humorous Fiction in the Kindle Store

Cozy mystery: Things are always interesting at the Silver Hills Senior and Singles Residence — and amateur sleuths Flo and Agnes can’t help investigating when they find a corpse in the library.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 audiobook)
Ghost of a Chance
By Cate Dean
163 pages

Cozy mystery: Welcome to the quaint village of Holmestead, England, where an American ex-pat, an archaeologist and murder turn this picture postcard village upside down.

Grab the deal here.

Thriller lovers, mark your calendars


Author (and friend) Steven Moore’s excellent bestselling Hiram Kane action thriller series will be on special sale for three days only: June 15-17. All six books will be priced at 99 cents each.

From Bali to Japan and Peru to Mexico, tag along for a series of wild rides as archaeologist-turned expedition leader Hiram Kane finds himself up against heinous criminals, monstrous terrorists and mother nature herself.

Grab the deal from June 15-17.
https://geni.us/HiramKaneSeries

BONUS

Now you can read the first several chapters of my high-tech thrillers “Biohack” and “Catch and Kill” on my author site at jdlasica.com. We just passed 100 reviews for both books, thank you, kind readers!

Indie Film Watch


Andre Holland in “High Flying Bird” (2019).

High Flying Bird

From the director of “Erin Brockovich,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Contagion” comes a new indie release. With the NBA at a halt thanks to a lockout, sports agent Ray Burke struggles to stay afloat financially. As the players and owners fight over the monetary pie, Ray devises a radical plan to save his job – and alter the league’s power structure. IndieWire calls it “a Promethean sports drama that hums with the verve and purpose of Steven Soderbergh’s very best work.”

Disclaimer: I receive no compensation for books I recommend in this or any other roundup.

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Q&A with Robert Bidinotto, author of ‘justice thrillers’ https://bestofindie.com/qa-with-robert-bidinotto-author-of-justice-thrillers/ https://bestofindie.com/qa-with-robert-bidinotto-author-of-justice-thrillers/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:41:26 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=853 Author Robert Bidinotto and the cover of his vigilante-hero thriller “Hunter.” For our next Indie Author Spotlight feature, I chat with indie thriller author Robert Bidinotto. In 2011 Bidinotto introduced the world to vigilante hero Dylan Hunter in his debut novel, Hunter — a #1 Kindle bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers and a Wall Street Journal Top […]

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Author Robert Bidinotto and the cover of his vigilante-hero thriller “Hunter.”

For our next Indie Author Spotlight feature, I chat with indie thriller author Robert Bidinotto. In 2011 Bidinotto introduced the world to vigilante hero Dylan Hunter in his debut novel, Hunter — a #1 Kindle bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers and a Wall Street Journal Top 10 Fiction eBook. The first sequel, Bad Deeds, was named Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance 2014 Book of the Year. Dylan Hunter’s suspenseful adventures continue in Winner Takes All and in the forthcoming Choker.

INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Q&As with top independent authors

Robert turned to writing fiction late, at age 60, after an award-winning career as an investigative journalist, essayist, reviewer and editor for many publications. He also has appeared as a guest on scores of TV and radio talk shows and as a popular speaker before campus, business and social groups across North America and Europe. He lives with his musician wife on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. 

Tell us about your background and how you found your way into fiction writing.

I was raised in western Pennsylvania. From early childhood I loved to read, and I soon discovered I had a talent for writing. I was the sort of free spirit who would turn school essay assignments, like “how I spent my summer vacation,” into science-fiction stories about being abducted by a UFO.

As a teen, I became fascinated by current events, and I majored in economics in college. After school, I took up freelance writing for newspapers and little magazines — articles, op-eds, book and movie reviews. That turned into writing high-profile, award-winning investigative articles for Reader’s Digest about controversial topics, like crime, homelessness, and the environment. Later, I worked for advocacy nonprofits, writing, speaking and editing.

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Robert Bidinotto’s author page on Amazon.

But I always secretly yearned to write fiction. The desire grew from my childhood love of vigilante heroes like The Lone Ranger, Zorro and Batman. Around 2004, I finally began to scribble notes for my own fictional vigilante character.

Four years later, my magazine editor job ended, right in the middle of the recession. I was pushing 60; I had few employment options; I was financially desperate and had nothing to lose. So I gave it a shot, vowing to finish writing my first novel before my 62nd birthday: June 5, 2011.

Late on June 4th, with just one hour to spare, the last page rolled out of my printer. And the unlikely result of that career gamble was that my self-published debut thriller, Hunter, became a big national bestseller, hitting #4 on the Kindle bestseller list.

The archetypal vigilante character goes back centuries, to tales of Robin Hood, Samurai warriors and knights errant.
— Robert Bidinotto

So you turn 70 tomorrow? Happy birthday.

Thanks. I’ll be writing.

So what originally captured readers’ imaginations with your early books, and how did you build on that?

Bidinotto and Luna
The author with Luna.
Millions of people feel trapped in a world of rampant injustice. They see vicious predators, the politically powerful and the untouchably wealthy getting away with outrageous crimes — often shielded by a legal system that is either inept or complicit. They feel angry about it, but helpless.

That’s why they love fantasy tales about tough, lone-wolf vigilantes who single-handedly battle for justice against the lawless. That archetypal character goes back centuries, to tales of Robin Hood, Samurai warriors and knights errant. Today, he’s the hero of thrillers, Westerns, detective fiction and comic books.

My Dylan Hunter hero stands in this timeless tradition. He’s a crusading journalist in D.C., with a mysterious past, his own “particular set of skills” and an unquenchable passion for justice. But he’s not only a reporter. Using a host of secret aliases, impressive weapons and clever ruses, he rains spectacular acts of vigilante justice down upon sociopathic predators, corrupt political elites — and their enablers and excuse-makers.

But unlike other tough-guy vigilantes, Dylan has some unique traits. He’s Ivy-League educated and has forged his own sophisticated code of moral values and political ideas. He’s not a psychologically damaged man but a serenely self-confident optimist. And he’s extravagantly romantic — a one-woman man, passionately in love with and devoted to his girlfriend, CIA officer Annie Woods.

For male readers, Dylan is the guy they want to be; for female readers, he’s the guy they dream of being with. Women also appreciate that unlike many thriller heroes, Dylan is not a cynical “player.”

What are your latest titles? Are you sticking with a specific subgenre you’re comfortable writing in?

bad-deedsSince the success of Hunter, I’ve published two sequels, Bad Deeds and Winner Takes All. They touch on the real-life controversies of our time, complicate the lives of Dylan and Annie, and introduce memorable villains and supporting characters. Reader and reviewer responses to the opening trilogy have been extraordinary. I’m working now on No. 4, Choker, aiming for a fall release. I’ll stick with writing Dylan Hunter “justice thrillers” as long as readers want to buy them. But if they tire of him, I have other story ideas outside the series that I can develop.

What makes your characters tick?

From seeds planted in his hidden past, Dylan Hunter has become a protective “sheepdog” in a world full of sheep and wolves. His lover, Annie, is similar: She’s a CIA security investigator, devoted to protecting the country from security risks.

Her boss, wily CIA veteran Grant Garrett, is a patriot, too, who must constantly battle office politics and Russian moles to complete the Agency’s missions. Another popular character is a morbidly obese researcher, a quirky genius nicknamed “Wonk.” Wonk contracts with secret government agencies, but moonlights for Dylan, assisting him in investigations and as a supplier of high-tech gadgets. Then there’s police detective Sgt. Ed Cronin. Decent and dedicated, Cronin suspects Dylan is responsible for the mounting wave of vigilante assassinations, and he’s in hot pursuit — but is also torn by his conflicting commitments to justice versus the law he swore to uphold.

Radiating from this core group is a colorful cast of supporting regulars, among them: Dylan’s fetching “girl Friday,” Danika Brown; his newspaper’s harried editor, Bronowski; and Dylan’s private sounding board — his stridently opinionated pet cat, Luna.

Then there’s an ever-growing list of some of the nastiest villains you’ll never want to meet. Fans love the “poetic justice” Dylan employs to bring down the bad guys.

Tell us a bit about your process. How do you come up with your story ideas and characters? What do you start out with? How long does it take you to write a novel from start to finish?

I start with some hot, controversial theme. I already know what Dylan thinks about the topic: He is smart enough to always agree with me! Then I imagine his polar opposite “type” on that issue and flesh out that character as the main villain. The next step is to imagine a situation that locks them in mortal conflict.

Next, I imagine other characters, both good and bad, who will constitute “variations on the theme.” I develop their personalities, backgrounds, conflicts and subplots to spin off from the main theme.

Robert BidinottoThe challenge is to weave all of this, including the subplots, into one tight, integrated story filled with escalating thrills and rising suspense, so that the climax resolves all the elements at once. It’s like solving multiple Rubik’s Cubes simultaneously, and it takes me forever to work out the plot structures — which I do in meticulous detail, chapter by chapter, before I begin writing.

So far, it’s been three years between my books. I’m trying hard to whittle that down.

Writing fiction allows me to share elements of my worldview in ways that are more subtle, more entertaining and I think more persuasive to more people. I call my books ‘thrillers for thinkers.’

What do you want to achieve with your fiction?

First and foremost, to give readers what they are paying for: a thrilling rollercoaster ride, filled with action, suspense, romance and indelible characters they won’t forget.

But beyond that, I also want to present them a Story World that reflects my own worldview, inhabited by the kinds of heroes I’d love to meet, doing the things I’d love to do, in places I’d love to visit. I have strong views and values, and I used to express them in nonfiction books, articles and speeches. Well, writing fiction allows me to share elements of my worldview in ways that are more subtle, more entertaining and I think more persuasive to more people. I call my books “thrillers for thinkers.” But my emphasis is always on the “thriller” aspect.

You were one of the first big success stories of ebook self-publishing. What are you able to do as an indie author that would be closed off to you in the traditional publishing world?

winner takes allI decided to write Hunter only when self-publishing became a viable alternative to traditional publishing. At my age, I had no time to waste finding an agent, then a publisher — then to wait forever for the book to come out, most likely with indifferent, badly targeted marketing. After I finished writing Hunter, I was able to have it edited, proofread, formatted, then published as an ebook only 17 days later — and the print edition came out only two weeks after that. No publisher could possibly have done that for me.

Besides speed of publication, an indie author faces none of the constraints his traditionally published colleagues must endure. I write whatever I want, and no industry gatekeeper can keep it away from an international audience of readers. I publish at a length, pace, style and genre of my choosing. I select my own covers, write my own promotional copy and execute my own marketing plans, rather than being at the mercy of a publisher’s dubious choices. I release my books through outlets and in nations of my own choosing, in whatever formats I wish — ebook, print or audiobook.

Finally, I don’t have to share a nickel of my ebook or print earnings with an agent or publisher, who take the lion’s share of royalties for themselves. These days, I deal with an agent and publishers only to handle my audiobook and foreign editions, and only as a matter of convenience.

The book publishing world has undergone some radical changes in the past few years. What’s been the upshot for readers?

Since the Self-Publishing Revolution, readers now have millions more titles to choose from — many of them as good or better than those released by mainstream publishers. Online retailing, ebooks, audiobooks and print-on-demand technology also offer readers more format options, lightning-fast delivery and far more affordable prices. There’s never been a better time to be a reader — or a writer.

Can you mention a few authors whose works you greatly admire, including writers who may be unfamiliar to readers?

I prefer thrillers in the vigilante, crime, detective and spy categories. Among traditionally published authors in these subgenres, my all-time favorites include Stephen Hunter, Lee Child, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Jack Higgins, Robert Crais, Mark Greaney, Gayle Lynds and Nelson DeMille, plus earlier writers like Robert B. Parker, Mickey Spillane, Alistair MacLean and Donald Hamilton.

Among indie authors, some standouts for me include Stephen England, Ian Graham, Gary Ponzo, Allan Leverone, John Clarkson, Edd Voss and Mark Dawson. Self-publishing hasn’t been popular for as long as traditional publishing, so I’m still trying to catch up with stacks of books from new, widely praised indies. Get back to me in another couple of years and I’ll give you a much longer list.

How do you interact with your readers and fans? How do they send you feedback?

There’s my website, VigilanteAuthor.com, where people can learn all about my Dylan Hunter thrillers. It also houses a big archive of interviews I’ve conducted with top thriller authors, including many I just named. I interact with fans through my free email newsletter, Bullet Points; you can sign up on my website to receive it. Then there’s my Facebook author page. People can also find me on Goodreads. And readers can always email me: RobertTheWriter@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, I invite Best of Indie readers to check out Hunter, Bad Deeds and Winner Takes All. Various editions are available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes — including a Kindle ebook trilogy containing all three titles, on Amazon.

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Today we spotlight a grab bag of terrific reads and bargains, including sci fi, historical fiction, young adult, suspense, mystery (cozy and not so cozy), fantasy and time travel romance.

All titles range in price from free to $1.99. And our Indie Film of the Week takes us to Nazi-occupied France.

OK, on to the week’s top curated picks!

Indie ebook spotlight

Free on Kindle for a limited time  ($12.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Back Door Man
By Dave Buschi
394 pages
#1 free in Hard Science Fiction in the Kindle Store

Sci-fi/technothriller: What happens when banks go down — and the only money you have is whatever’s in your pocket? As panic and chaos descend around him, security expert James Kolinsky fights to prevent a global meltdown.

Grab the deal here.


$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($6.99-$15.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Tuscan Child
By Rhys Bowen
329 pages
#1 in Historical World War II Fiction in the Kindle Store

Historical fiction: From New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets. “Pass the bread, the olives, and the wine. Oh, and a copy of The Tuscan Child to savor with them,” says NPR.

Grab the deal here.


breaking gravityFree on Kindle for a limited time ($8.41 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Breaking Gravity
By Mitty Walters
205 pages
#1 free Technothriller in the Kindle Store

Science fiction: Dale Adams makes a discovery that could change the world — and attracts the attention of some dangerous enemies. If he wants to stay alive, he’ll have to return to the place he tried so hard to leave behind. A smart, lighthearted sci-fi title.

Grab the deal here.


purge of babylonFree on Kindle for a limited time (regularly $5.99; $14.95 audiobook)
The Purge of Babylon Box Set
By Sam Sisavath
1,742 pages
#1 free in U.S. Horror Fiction in the Kindle Store

Paranormal: In a not-so-distant future, a small group of huddled survivors represents all that’s left of the human race. An unimaginable horror lurks in the dark, waiting to strike and complete the terrible purge of mankind.

Grab the deal here.


last secret chamberFree on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Last Secret Chamber
By Phil Philips
376 pages

Historical mystery thriller: When his long-lost archaeologist uncle is found murdered in Cairo, Joey Peruggia embarks on an adventure across the globe to reclaim a stolen artifact that holds a clue to a secret Egyptian chamber. Fans of Dan Brown should like this one.

Grab the deal here.


once quietFree on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
Once Quiet
By Scott Blade
412 pages
#1 free in Police Procedurals & Mystery Literary Fiction in the Kindle Store

Suspense: While working on a Montana cattle ranch, Navy SEAL veteran and drifter Jack Widow discovers that the woman who owns the ranch, Crispin, is being menaced by a deadly, anonymous foe. Can Widow protect Crispin and her two sons?

Grab the deal here.


death of a crafty knitterFree on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Death of a Crafty Knitter
By Angela Pepper
348 pages

Cozy mystery: After getting romantic advice from a cryptic fortune-teller, gift shop owner and amateur sleuth Stormy Day stumbles into a web of secrets, lies, and murder.

Grab the deal here.


once goneFree on Kindle for a limited time ($6.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Once Gone
By Blake Pierce
204 pages

Mystery: While working on a Montana cattle ranch, Navy SEAL veteran and drifter Jack Widow discovers that the woman who owns the ranch, Crispin, is being menaced by a deadly, anonymous foe. Can Widow protect Crispin and her two sons?

Grab the deal here.


indiana belleFree on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Indiana Belle
By John A. Heldt
406 pages
#1 free in Historical Fantasy Fiction in the Kindle Store

Time travel romance: When Cameron discovers an old photo of a gorgeous woman, he journeys nearly a century into the past to make her his. A lively tale full of vivid history and timeless romance.

Grab the deal here.


let me fallFree on Kindle for a limited time ($10.95 print)
Let Me Fall
By Lily Foster
270 pages
#1 free in Kidnapping Crime Fiction in the Kindle Store

Young adult romance: Carolyn is asked to tutor bad boy Jeremy — the football star she’s always had a secret crush on. But can she handle their red-hot chemistry? “An involving tale of love and redemption that will satisfy discerning fans of the new-adult genre,” writes Kirkus Reviews.

Grab the deal here.


DescentFree on Kindle for a limited time ($12.98 print)
Descent
By Sloane Murphy
312 pages
#1 free in Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy eBooks in the Kindle StoreYoung adult fantasy: Seventeen-year-old Adelaide Tate is about to become the Red Guard’s first female enforcer, but she must face a terrible choice. Humanity, the Fae and the Vampyrs come together to prevent a devastating war in this page-turner.

Grab the deal here.


amplifiedFree on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print)
The Amplified
By Lauren M. Flauding
205 pages

Young adult fantasy: Fifteen-year-old Mari can’t wait to receive the implant that will give her incredible new powers. But what if Amplification comes at a terrible price? This fast-paced dystopian adventure should delight fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games.

Grab the deal here.

Remember blogs?

I just wrote a post titled, “What will your personal AI look like?,” based on my research for my thriller Catch and Kill. If artificial intelligence intrigues you, you can read the post here.

Indie Film Watch


Paula Beer in “Transit.”

Transit

A man attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed. “After alluring audiences with his twisty ‘Phoenix,’ filmmaker Christian Petzold returned with another drama in which all is not what it seems,” writes IndieWire.

Now in theatrical release, coming to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services in July 2019.

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Q&A with Sheldon Siegel: From corporate law to best-selling author https://bestofindie.com/qa-with-sheldon-siegel-from-corporate-law-to-best-selling-author/ https://bestofindie.com/qa-with-sheldon-siegel-from-corporate-law-to-best-selling-author/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 20:47:50 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=809 For our next Indie Author Spotlight feature, we chat with Sheldon Siegel, the New York Times best-selling author of seven critically acclaimed legal thrillers featuring San Francisco criminal defense attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. He is also the author of the thriller The Terrorist Next Door featuring Chicago homicide detectives David Gold and A.C. […]

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For our next Indie Author Spotlight feature, we chat with Sheldon Siegel, the New York Times best-selling author of seven critically acclaimed legal thrillers featuring San Francisco criminal defense attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. He is also the author of the thriller The Terrorist Next Door featuring Chicago homicide detectives David Gold and A.C. Battle. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into a dozen languages.

Sheldon lives in Marin County with his wife, Linda, and a tabby cat named Betty who sleeps on the desk next to his computer all day. They have two adult sons.

Welcome to Best of Indie. Tell us about your fiction writing. What are some of your books you’re best known for? And what’s your latest title?

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I’ve written 10 courtroom dramas featuring San Francisco criminal defense attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. My first book, Special Circumstances [read the first two chapters free], was a story about a murder in a big law firm in San Francisco. I’ve worked in big law firms in San Francisco for 36 years, so I’m pretty familiar with the territory, and people say that you’re supposed to write about what you know. I had never thought about writing a series until I was offered a contract for two books. My 10th book in the series, Hot Shot, is coming out today. At the moment, I’m busy working on Book #11.

I acquired the rights to my traditionally published books, re-edited them and took out dated references to fax machines, pay phones, etc.
— Sheldon Siegel
What drew you to writing?

I always wanted to write, but I’m not sure why. I’ve discussed this with other authors, and it seems that many of us always wanted to do this. It’s a bit presumptuous to think that we actually have something interesting to say. There is nothing in my background that would suggest that I should be doing this. I studied accounting in college at the University of Illinois. I’ve been a corporate lawyer for my entire career, and I have never actually handled a criminal case—not even a parking ticket. Yet I get reviews saying that my courtroom scenes are very authentic. And, like many attorney-authors, my decision to write courtroom stories started with Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent, which was released in 1986. I read the book on a plane in 1988, and decided that if I ever got around to writing the book that I was probably never going to write, it would be a courtroom drama.

Tell us briefly about your journey in traditional publishing and how you wound up as an independent author. Are you happy with where you’ve landed?

I am very happy being an independent author. My first seven books were published the traditional way. I got substantial advances from big publishers and had seven books on the New York Times list. Then my sales flattened, and my publisher dropped me. I figured that I’d had a good run, and that would be the end of it, and I would go back and practice law full time. In the meantime, starting in about 2010, I began to reacquire the rights to my old books. I acquired the rights to my entire series by the end of 2013. Around the same time, e-books became very popular. It turned out that I had the perfect product for the e-book space.

I re-edited all of my books and took out dated references to fax machines, pay phones, etc. My wife (a computer graphics artist at Lucasfilm) created new covers for the books, so now they look like a series. We figured out how to format the books ourselves. We re-released my entire backlist in January of 2014, and we’ve never looked back. Since then, I’ve released three new books independently. I’m selling more books and reaching more readers than I did when my books were traditionally published and appeared on the New York Times best-seller list. Thank you, Jeff Bezos! I wish that I could say that I planned it all out very carefully, but my independent publishing career involved a lot of serendipity, good timing and luck (and the fact that Amazon has a huge reach). I like having control over the entire process, and I have no plans to go back to traditional publishing.

sheldon siegel books

Tell us a little about your process. How do you come up with your plot ideas and characters? What do you start out with? How long does it take you to write a novel from start to finish?

I get most of my ideas by looking at the local crime section of the San Francisco Chronicle. I’ve never used an actual case verbatim, but there are elements of true stories in most of my books. At their core, the stories are about Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez and how they deal with challenges as they interact with the world around them. I try to figure out where Mike and Rosie will be at the beginning and the ending of the books, and how they will change. Then I piece together a story dealing with their character arcs. I don’t outline in detail, but I have a good idea of the beginning, ending and hot spots in the story (although things tend to change a lot along the way). It takes about nine months to write a workable first draft, and another three months to do another four or five drafts before the book is finished.

It’s a great time to be a reader because books are so readily available and relatively inexpensive. You can download my entire series in less than a minute, and it costs a fraction of what it used to cost in paper.
— Sheldon Siegel
The book publishing world has undergone some radical changes in the past few years. What’s been the upshot for readers?

It’s a great time to be a reader because books are so readily available and, in most cases, relatively inexpensive. You can download my entire series in less than a minute, and it costs a fraction of what it used to cost in paper. Because so many books are published every year, it’s a little hard to sort out the good stuff from the bad, but Amazon facilitates the process. Most of the voracious readers have transitioned to reading on electronic devices, which makes everything accessible to anybody on Planet Earth with a smart phone, a tablet or a computer.

Sheldon Siegel: “I try to develop a personal relationship with many of my readers.”
Sheldon Siegel: “I try to develop a personal relationship with many of my readers.”

Nice. So how do you interact with your readers and fans? How do they send you feedback?

I invite readers to contact me via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I respond to every e-mail myself, and I try to develop a personal relationship with many of my readers. It takes a little extra time, but I enjoy it, and my readers appreciate it. I also post on social media, but try to be judicious about it. If you post something every day that simply tries to get your readers to buy your books (which, presumably, they’ve already done), it’s a big turnoff. I’ve gotten ideas for stories from my readers from time to time.

Can you mention a few authors in any genre whom readers should check out? I know you’re friends with Robert Dugoni.

I tend to read other lawyer-authors to see what everybody is up to. John Lescroart is one of my favorites. He lives here in Northern California and we’ve become good friends over the years. His Dismas Hardy books are similar in tone and ambiance to mine. Bob Dugoni is a terrific writer. So was Scott Pratt. In the non-legal arena, I love books written by Terry Shames, who writes about her native Texas (although she’s lived here in the Bay Area for years). I like Cara Black’s books set in Paris. And Martin Cruz Smith is one of the finest wordsmiths ever.

Indie Author Spotlight — Other Q&As in this series

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It’s a jam-packed week for new thrillers, from a historical page-turner to a British procedural. Plus, a dose of horror, fantasy and romance. And our Indie Film of the Week spotlights the drug war coming home to an indigenous people in Colombia.

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

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Free on Kindle for a limited time ($16.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Skin
By Patrick Logan
Publisher: Pathological Ink (the author’s imprint)
327 pages

Horror: When a strange blizzard descends on a small Vermont town, a family becomes trapped inside their home — and there’s more than just snow and ice waiting for them outside. A bone-chilling tale of terror. Think Fargo meets Hellraiser.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time  ($13.44 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Fatemarked
By David Estes
Self-published
494 pages
#1 free in Epic Fantasy & Sword and Sorcery in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: A terrible evil looms on the horizon, and the chosen few known as the fatemarked struggle to accept their prophesied destinies. This epic fantasy, first in a series, has more than 650 five-star Goodreads ratings.

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle for a limited time
Gansett Island: Books 1–3
By Marie Force
Publisher: HTJB, Inc. (the author’s imprint)
773 pages

Romance: From a New York Times bestselling author comes a series of passionate romances set against the sweeping shores of Gansett Island. Follow three couples as they search for love and a place to call home.

Grab the deal here.



Preorder for $2.99 until midnight Thursday – price goes up Friday
The Spanish Papers: A Dan Kotler Archaeological Thriller
By Kevin Tumlinson
Self-published
250 pages

Historical thriller: During WWII, Hitler is obsessed with gathering ancient knowledge and artifacts from around the globe to consolidate the wisdom and power of long-gone cultures and rule the modern world. A Spanish military force, the Blue Division, fights alongside the Nazis against the Russians on the Eastern Front. But unknown to Hitler, an ancient secret order has infiltrated the ranks of the Blue Division, secretly working against Hitler’s interests, preserving the most dangerous and powerful artifacts in a vault hidden deep in the mountains of the Sonoran Desert, in Arizona.

Dan Kotler, archaeologist and FBI consultant, works with Agent Roland Denzel as they race to solve the riddle of the Spanish Papers and to prevent a rogue organization from using the vault of ancient treasures to succeed where Hitler’s forces failed. The fate of the modern world—and that of billions of lives—is at stake. A terrific new title from one of my favorite thriller authors!

Grab the deal here.



Preorder for $2.99 on Kindle until midnight Thursday
The Nail Collector
By ML Rose
Self-published
266 pages

Police procedural: In this new release from one of my favorite authors, ML Rose, a woman lies dead in the green grass of the Common and evidence points to a sadistic maniac put behind bars by Detective Aria Baker. As women around Arla begin to die, she knows time is running out. She has to act soon, to stop the past from destroying her life. Because this time, it seems the killer is back for her. But how do you catch a killer already behind bars?

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print); free on Kindle Unlimited
The DCI Jones Casebook 
By Kerry J. Donovan
Publisher: Human Vertex Publications (the author’s imprint)
349 pages

Detective mystery: A world-class jewel thief, his vicious gangland boss, and the cop out to catch them. British crime writing at its best from a top-flight author!

Grab the deal here.



$4.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($19.99 print) — new release! Free on Kindle Unlimited
Rigged
By James Rosone and Miranda Watson
Self-published
379 pages

Military thriller: America has been a superpower for decades. But a new enemy has arisen, more cunning and crafty than before. A cabal of wealthy puppet masters has created a plan to divide America from within. Cloaked in secrecy and blind loyalty to their leader, these masters of manipulation will embark upon a journey that will change the future of humanity. As the next US presidential election begins, will it be free and fair, or will it be rigged? Because a house divided cannot stand.

If you like political intrigue coupled with hair-raising action, geopolitical chess, and cutting-edge technology, you’ll love Rosone and Watson’s opening installment of the Second American Civil War series.

Grab the book here.

 

Indie Film Watch


A scene from “Birds of Passage.”

Birds of Passage

During a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture. Director Ciro Guerra’s latest was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Tropical thrillers & an ebook for a good cause https://bestofindie.com/tropical-thrillers-romance-fantasy-mystery/ https://bestofindie.com/tropical-thrillers-romance-fantasy-mystery/#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 01:20:24 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=797 It’s an especially rich week for thrillers, including a lively tropical thriller series going for 99 cents (for three days only) and a medical thriller set from 17 authors also going for 99 cents — and benefiting two great nonprofits. Plus, free mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and time-travel romance ebooks. And our Indie Film of the Week shows us […]

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It’s an especially rich week for thrillers, including a lively tropical thriller series going for 99 cents (for three days only) and a medical thriller set from 17 authors also going for 99 cents — and benefiting two great nonprofits.

Plus, free mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and time-travel romance ebooks. And our Indie Film of the Week shows us the tragic beauty of Budapest just before WWI.

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

Click an image to go to its Amazon page. (Note: Kindle ebooks can be read on any mobile device; just use the free Kindle app.)


99 cents preorder price on Kindle for a limited time for all 17 books
Do No Harm — 17 thrillers box set!
By Judith Lucci, Edwin Dasso, Tamara Ferguson and 14 other authors
Various publishers

Medical thriller: We typically don’t spotlight preorders, but we’re making an exception for a good cause and a fantastic stable of USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best-selling authors!

Do you crave reading books with nail-biting suspense, twisted plots and great characters who get caught up in whirlwinds of crime, deception and lies? Do you love sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering who will survive … and who won’t?
From the mountains of West Virginia, to acute care hospitals, the battlefields of the Middle East and the hallowed halls of our educational system, prepare to be wowed by these incredible stories of healthcare gone wrong. Do No Harm is a binge-reader’s dream – 17 medical thriller books in one.

Grab it here for only 99 cents. 100% of preorder proceeds go to benefit the charities Operation Renewed Hope Foundation and Paws for Purple Hearts!



99 cents on Kindle for three days only ($12.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Rogue Wave: A Troy Bodean Tropical Thriller #1
By David Berens
Publisher: Tropical Thriller Press (the author’s imprint)
360 pages

Crime fiction: What would you do if you found a hat with a $7 million check hidden inside? What if it came off a dead man’s head?

When Troy Bodean finds the unlucky hat in an abandoned aluminum fishing boat, he attracts a bevy of killers out to get the hat back—and kill him in the process. Author Dave Berens – a talented storyteller – introduces a wide cast of memorable characters in this zany and raucous tropical thriller reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen at his best.

Grab Rogue Wave here.

From now through Friday, get all the books in Dave’s terrific tropical thriller series for 99 cents each.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print) 
Stealing Time 
By KJ Waters
Publisher: SkipJack Publishing (a boutique publisher)
280 pages
#1 Free title in the Kindle Store

Time travel romance: As a hurricane hits their town, two best friends are separated — across centuries. When Ronnie finds herself in 18th-century England, she’s desperate for a way back and must rely on the help of handsome stranger Mathias. An engaging romance with a time travel twist.

Grab it here.



$2.99 on Kindle for a limited time (regular price $4.99)
Knife Point
By Jim Heskett
Publisher: Royal Arch Books (the author’s imprint)
293 pages

Spy thriller: Retired Assassin Layne Parrish is used to people around him disappearing. But when his old partner Jonah — who’s been missing for six years — shows up while Layne is on vacation with his family, Layne sees a deeper conspiracy. Jonah now claims he doesn’t know Layne. Somewhere, there’s a puppet master pulling the strings. Layne launches a deadly cat-and-mouse game to save Jonah from the man trying to control him. Because if that man exposes their dark secrets, thousands could perish. A riveting read and brand-new release!

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($16.99 print, $15.30 audiobook)
Golden Curse
By M. Lynn
Self-published
242 pages
#1 free in Dark Fantasy Horror & Fairy Tale Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: An age-old curse brings 18-year-old Persinette back to the palace she fled long ago. But her return is not welcomed. To stay, she must enter a brutal tournament to win her place as Prince Alexandre’s protector. A fantasy full of magic and romance.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle and other major retailers for a limited time ($6.99-$27.31 print) 
Icefall: A Dane Maddock Adventure
By David Wood
Publisher: Adrenaline Press (an indie publisher)
190 pages

Adventure thriller: When the bones of the Magi are stolen from their resting place in a German cathedral, a dying priest’s whispered clue catapults Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake, former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters, into the midst of a deadly race to solve a centuries-old conspiracy. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead or what they’ll uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Dane and Bones must outrun and outwit their enemies in the pulse-pounding adventure. Fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler and James Rollins will love this thrilling novella from a USA Today bestselling author.

Get it free from your favorite ebook retailer!



Free on Kindle & other retailers for a limited time ($18.95 paperback)
Qualify
By Vera Nazarian
Publisher: Norilana Books (the author’s imprint)
600 pages
#1 free in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction in the Kindle Store

Sci-fi adventure: From a Nebula Award finalist comes this tale set in the year 2047 when an asteroid threatens extinction on Earth. Aliens offer protection — but only perfect candidates will qualify. Can bookish Gwen beat the odds and pass the test?

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.09 paperback) 
Sacrifice
By Carolyn Arnold
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing (the author’s imprint)
380 pages

Mystery: Strong-willed and courageous detective Madison Knight sacrifices everything when she investigates the murder of a business tycoon’s son. The title has more than 450 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab it here.

Indie Film Watch


Evelin Dobos in “Sunset.”

Sunset

Oscar winner László Nemes follows up his “Son of Saul” with another riveting period that takes us to the last moments of Budapest’s grandeur of 1913 even as you mourn what will soon befall the Austro-Hungarian Empire. “There’s sadness and beauty in every frame,” says IndieWire, calling it “a masterful new film.”

Released March 22, coming soon to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services

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Indiana Jones meets James Bond in new thriller https://bestofindie.com/indiana-jones-meets-james-bond-in-new-thriller/ https://bestofindie.com/indiana-jones-meets-james-bond-in-new-thriller/#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 08:20:41 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=790 This week Best of Indie offers a wide range of quality reads, including pulse-pounding from my friend Erik Carter and Steven Konkoly, a time travel romance, cozy mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and a special treat for zombie lovers. All titles range in price from free to $1.99. And our Indie Film of the Week could be […]

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This week Best of Indie offers a wide range of quality reads, including pulse-pounding from my friend Erik Carter and Steven Konkoly, a time travel romance, cozy mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and a special treat for zombie lovers.

All titles range in price from free to $1.99. And our Indie Film of the Week could be a breakout hit for Elle Fanning.

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

Click an image to go to its Amazon page. (Note: Kindle ebooks can be read on any mobile device; just use the free Kindle app.)


99 cents on Kindle for a limited time (reduced from $4.99), free on Kindle Unlimited ($9.99 print)
Talkin’ Jive
By Erik Carter
Self-published
282 pages

Thriller: America’s nuclear weapons cache is under attack. And no one knows who’s doing the attacking.

In hindsight, Dale Conley should have known better. He was a fool to get on that plane. But it’s not every day you get an anonymous note begging for your help at a nuclear weapons facility. Dale stumbles into a dark web of confusion, one filled with Russian spies, a silver-tongued madman who thinks he’s a prophet, and the most destructive technology ever created. As Dale puts more of the clues together, it only pulls him further into the uncertainty.

With Cold War tension boiling around him and an attack on American soil imminent, will Dale be able to make sense of it all before it’s too late? If you like fast-paced action, sinister conspiracies and loads of humor, then you’ll love
this page-turning series, perfect for readers of Lee Child and Dan Brown and for fans of Indiana Jones and James Bond movies.

This new entry in the Dale Conley Action Thrillers Series from my author friend Erik Carter can be read as a stand-alone adventure, and I recommend the rest of the series, too.

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 audiobook)
The Alex Fletcher Boxset: Books 1–5
By Steven Konkoly
Self-published
1,355 pages
#1 in Technothrillers in the Kindle Store

Technothriller: In this action-packed box set, veteran Marine Alex Fletcher must protect the world against catastrophe, from disastrous pandemics to collapsing cities to brutal attacks. A compelling thriller series with some sci-fi flourishes at a crazy good price.

Grab it here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Live Wire
By Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: SkipJack Publishing (a boutique publisher)
280 pages
#1 Free title in the Kindle Store

Mystery romance: When washed-up musician Maggie meets her old flame’s new girlfriend, she turns to an attractive stranger for comfort — only to become the prime suspect in his murder. “Maggie is an irresistible train wreck,” says New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.

Grab it here.



$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($7.83 print, $29.95 audiobook)
Solomon’s Code
By Olaf Groth and Mark Nitzberg
Publisher: Pegasus Books (an indie publisher)
280 pages

Nonfiction: This 2018 release offers a thought-provoking examination of artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust and power around the world. Publishers Weekly calls it a “refreshingly calm discussion of the future of AI.”

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle until Friday at 8 pm ET
Killer Cruise
by A.R. Winters
Self-published
211 pages

Cozy mystery: All Adrienne wanted was a fun new job on a cruise ship. But when her best friend Samantha is suspected of murdering a VIP cruise passenger, things spin out of control.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Speak No Evil
By Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber Books (the author’s imprint)
376 pages
#1 in Literature & Fiction in the Kindle Store

Romantic thriller: The Aldridge sisters are forced to live together in order to receive their late mother’s inheritance — but danger soon descends on their old plantation home. Harlan Coben says Crosby “serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else.”

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.99 print)
Bedrock
By Britney King
Publisher: Hot Banana Press (the author’s imprint)
270 pages
#1 free in Kidnapping Crime Fiction in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: Addison has a quiet life as a suburban wife and mom — until her new boss lures her into a high-risk game of desire and deceit. Secrets, lies, and sensuality collide in this nail-biting psychological thriller.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.95 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Harlow Hoyden
By Lynn Messina
Publisher: Potatoworks Press (the author’s imprint)
288 pages
#1 free Regency Historical Romance in the Kindle Store

Historical romance: Emma Harlow is determined to save her sister from a bad betrothal, and the Duke of Trent is exactly the man to help her. She wants the duke to steal her sister’s heart, but what if he captures Emma’s affections instead?

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print)
The Renaissance Club
By Rachel Dacus
Publisher: Time Fold Books (the author’s imprint)
374 pages

Time travel romance: When art historian May accidentally travels back in time, she gets a chance at love with Bernini — the sculptor she has fantasized about for years. But can she leave everything behind for a passion that defies the centuries?

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle (reduced from $7.99) for a limited time ($26.95 print)
Miraibanashi: The Trilogy (box set)
By James Litherland
Publisher: Outpost Stories (the author’s imprint)
808 pages
#1 in Cyberpunk Science Fiction in the Kindle Store

Cyberpunk sci-fi: In a dystopian future, former thief Roshike yearns to bring change and peace to his fellow citizens. First he must penetrate the oppressive Batsu government’s complex, where danger waits around every corner. A compelling sci-fi spy series with a Japanese flavor.

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
Genesis (box set)
By Eliza Green
Self-published
753 pages
#1 in Alien Invasion Science Fiction eBooks in the Kindle Store

Science fiction: In the hopes of finding his missing wife, Bill Taggart monitors a secretive alien species on a new planet, believing they have something to do with her disappearance. But when official reports on the mysterious race clash with Bill’s findings, he wonders just how many secrets the terraformed planet holds.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.72 print, $12.99 audiobook)
The Palace of Lost Memories
By C.J. Archer
Self-published
262 pages
#1 free in Fantasy & Futuristic Romance in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: The king’s palace has always been shrouded in mystery. But when someone poisons the prospective queen, doctor’s assistant Josie gets the chance to enter the castle’s walls — and unearth its secrets. An enchanting fantasy from a USA Today bestselling author.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time
LZR-1143: Desolation
By Bryan James
Self-published
412 pages
#1 free in Horror in the Kindle Store

Zombies! As a plague of horrors sends the world into chaos, a small band of survivors must make it through natural disasters and encounters with the undead in their search for a missing child. An edge-of-your-seat apocalyptic read.

Grab it here.

Indie Film Watch


Elle Fanning in “Teen Spirit.”

Teen Spirit

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, this directorial debut from Max Minghella is a visceral, stylish, modern fable “that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck,” writes IndieWire.

Coming soon to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services

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This week Best of Indie offers a wide range of quality reads, including a thriller with a psychic detective, a paranormal sci-fi box set (maybe you’ll want to join the cult of followers?), two sweet romances, some chick lit and a young adult title.

All titles range in price from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is a little edgier than usual, earning an R rating.

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

Click an image to go to its Amazon page. (Note: Kindle ebooks can be read on any mobile device through the free Kindle app.)


Free on Kindle for a limited time
Retribution: A Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Book 1
By C.M. Sutter
Self-published
216 pages
#1 free in Psychic Suspense in the Kindle Store

Crime thriller: C.M. Sutter is one of my fave authors because of her suspenseful page-turners with well-rounded characters. In “Retribution,” she kicks off a new Psychic Detective Kate Pierce crime thriller series. Kate must help solve the violent drug-related murders of two prominent attorneys with the help of a Chicago PD homicide detective.

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle until midnight Sunday (free on Kindle Unlimited)
Kurtherian Gambit Boxed Set One
By Michael Anderle
Publisher: LMBPN Publishing (Anderle’s publishing house)
1,713 pages
#1 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Books) in the Kindle Store

Paranormal: If you haven’t checked out this crazy-popular series that will reframe your thinking about vampires and werewolves, here’s your chance. This digital box set contains the first seven books: Death Becomes Her, Queen Bitch, Love Lost, Bite This, Never Forsaken, Under My Heel and Kneel or Die.

Grab it here.

Top ebook deals of the week


99 cents on Kindle until Wednesday at midnight ($14.99 print)
The Color of a Memory
By Julianne MacLean
Self-published
253 pages

Clean romance: ER nurse Audrey Fitzgerald believed she was married to the perfect man, a heroic firefighter who saved lives. But a year after losing him, she meets a mysterious woman who has some unexplained connection to her husband.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Kiss Me Like This
By Bella Andre
Publisher: Oak Press (the author’s imprint)
300 pages
#1 in Coming of Age Fiction and Women’s Sagas in the Kindle Store

Romance: When model Serena Britten goes to college, her chemistry with gorgeous Sean Morrison turns heads all over campus. A sweet and sexy romance from a New York Times bestselling author with more than 1,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($7.49 print)
The Librarian: A First Contact Story
By M.N. Arzu
Self-published
110 pages
#1 Free Science Fiction Romance in the Kindle Store

Science fiction: Nick Logan, Seattle’s resident alien, wants to tell his human wife the truth about himself. He just so happened to land too close to a military base from his last trip. Now, telling her the truth has become more complicated than he anticipated, stuck behind a glass wall with the military between them.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($13.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Birthday Girls
By Pauline Lawless
Publisher: Poolbeg Press (the author’s imprint)
386 pages

Chick lit: Four women all born the same week have been best friends since they were young. When one refuses to celebrate any age past 40, they travel to Florida for a blowout 39th birthday celebration — and their bonds are tested like never before.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.69 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Just for Clicks
By Kara McDowell
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing (the author’s imprint)
353 pages
#1 in Teen & Young Adult Girls & Women Fiction eBooks in the Kindle Store

Young adult: Thanks to their mother’s viral blog, twins Claire and Poppy have been social media celebrities since they were babies. But when Claire decides she’s had enough, she uncovers a family secret that makes her question her entire life. Kirkus Reviews calls it “breezy and fresh.”

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print)
Death of an Old Girl
By Elizabeth Lemarchand
Publisher: Sapere Books (a boutique British publisher)
283 pages
#1 Free Crime Action Fiction in the Kindle Store

Cozy mystery: How do you solve a village murder when everyone is under suspicion? Scotland Yard’s Inspector Pollard and Detective Sergeant Toye set out to solve a crime set in rural England in 1966.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($20.99 print)
The Key to Erebus
By Emma V. Leech
Self-published
618 pages
#1 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Paranormal romance: Can a witch resist the inexorable pull of an ancient vampire? When Jéhenne Corbeaux returns home to live with her grandmother, she discovers an extraordinary world — and encounters Corvus, the dark Master of the Albinus family.

Grab it here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($13.59 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The History of Rome in 12 Buildings
By Phillip Barlag
New Page Books (a boutique publisher)
226 pages
#1 in Travel in the Kindle Store

Travel: Rome’s past comes alive with this concise guide to 12 of the most history-laden buildings in the ancient city. From the Colosseum to the Temple of Caesar, learn how each great structure contributed to the rise and fall of an empire.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Dead Haven
By Flint Maxwell
Publisher: Dark Void Press (the author’s imprint)
300 pages
#1 in Dystopian Science Fiction & Horror Suspense in the Kindle Store

Paranormal: Jack returns to his Ohio hometown to attend his mother’s funeral. He has no way of knowing that Woodhaven’s locals have been carrying a latent virus for months — and the incubation period has just reached its end. First in an eight-part series.

Grab it here.

Indie Film Watch


Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska in “Piercing.”

Piercing

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service and kill an unsuspecting prostitute. But he gets more than he bargained for with Jackie, an alluring call girl who arrives at his room as a feverish nightmare unfolds. Rated R.

Available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services

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