Best of Indie https://bestofindie.com Best of independent books & film Wed, 04 Mar 2020 01:38:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Best ebook bargains in suspense — and Harvey Weinstein gets his due https://bestofindie.com/best-ebook-bargains-in-suspense-and-harvey-weinstein-gets-his-due/ https://bestofindie.com/best-ebook-bargains-in-suspense-and-harvey-weinstein-gets-his-due/#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:55:40 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=975 Best of Indie runs down the best ebook bargains in thriller and suspense ebooks, along with horror, fantasy adventure and romance. All titles range from free to $3.99. 

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I‘m back from a short sabbatical with a new dose of Best of Indie. Here’s a rundown of the best bargains in indie fiction. It’s a big week for thrillers and suspense, along with horror, fantasy adventure and romance.

All titles range from free to $3.99. And our Indie Film of the Week is “The Assistant,” which offers a brutal takedown of Harvey Weinstein and his company’s creepy hands-on culture.

This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks at bargain prices:

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Download the free Kindle app and read these on your smartphone or tablet.


99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
Spare Room
By Dreda Say Mitchell
284 pages

Psychological suspense:  Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insists there was no previous tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself. As the house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not. Lee Child calls it “the scariest, creepiest and best psychological suspense you’ll read this year.”

Grab the deal here.



$3.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited ($13.99 print)
Deadly Lies
By Chris Patchell
348 pages

Domestic thriller: After running fast and far from her painful childhood, Jill Shannon has made it. She has a successful career and is married to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle. The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant—until an interview with a reporter brings it all rushing back. The encounter propels Jill down a trail of deceit and forces Jill and Alex to confront a dark present and deadly danger that grows nearer.

Grab the bargain here. 

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle for a limited time
Sanctuary 12 (Fallen Gods Saga Book 1)
By T.W. Malpass
411 pages

Horror: Nine strangers, linked by the inner whisperings of a mysterious little girl. Each must piece together the origins of their other-worldly abilities and the location of the white manor, where they will be reunited, and the questions that have plagued their existence will finally be answered. But someone else marks their every step.
This epic tale covers half the globe, as it follows each character into the darkest recesses of their souls.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time (also in print and audiobook)
If Angels Fall
By Rick Mofina
477 pages

Thriller: Once a celebrated reporter, Tom Reed’s world shatters when he fears he may be responsible for an innocent man’s death. A solid entry from an author whose “tense, taut writing makes every thriller he writes an adrenaline-packed ride,” says Tess Gerritsen. The title has 1,600+ five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time (also available in print and audiobook)
The Sixth Commandment
By Lawrence Sanders
372 pages

Crime fiction: When grant investigator Samuel Todd looks into a Nobel Prize–winning scientist’s latest research, he uncovers secrets beyond his worst nightmares. A thrilling tale that “will surprise and chill you,” writes the Chicago Tribune.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until midnight ($15.99 print)
What You Did (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 2)
By Willow Rose
319 pages

Romantic suspense: Three girls disappear on prom night at the local high school. One of them is the prom queen. FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is chasing her long-lost sister when detective—and boyfriend—Matt Miller asks her to join the investigation of the three girls’ disappearance. When the body of a young girl shows up in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she can no longer watch from the sidelines – and soon she realizes she’s also this killer’s target.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
The Heretic (The Templar Chronicles Book 1)
By Joseph Nassise
262 pages

Fantasy adventure: As a secret war rages, can Templar Knight Cade Williams defeat a cabal of necromancers while battling his own demons? “A solid kickoff to the Templar Chronicles series. It’s “a breakneck-paced thriller that delivers on the thrills and tosses in more than a few more chills,” says NY Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Wednesday at midnight ($11.99 print)
Telling Lies
By L. A. Dobbs
284 pages

Hard-boiled mystery: In New Hampshire, police chief Sam and sergeant Jody are working the case of a drowned woman when a startling discovery points to a murderer in their midst. This engaging small-town procedural has more than  1,300 ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($10.95 print)
Dare to Touch
By Carly Phillips
306 pages

Contemporary romance: A breathtaking love story from a NY Times bestselling author: Olivia and Dylan have a passionate connection, but do they have a future together? “An incredibly sexy contemporary romance that’s impossible to put down!” says bestselling romance author Rachel Van Dyken.

Grab the deal here.

Indie Film Watch


Julia Garner in “The Assistant” (2020).

The Assistant

Built out of painstaking research into the working conditions under Harvey Weinstein and how they affected young women on the staff, Kitty Green’s “The Assistant” unfolds with a languid pace, drawing us in deeper into the harrowing culture at the center of the Weinstein empire until the cumulative weight of the indignities endured by the character played by Julia Garner propels her to action.
“’The Assistant’” is a significant cultural statement in cinematic form,” writes IndieWire.

Now in theaters, coming soon to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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Photos from the 20Books Vegas authors conference https://bestofindie.com/photos-20books-vegas-authors-conference/ https://bestofindie.com/photos-20books-vegas-authors-conference/#respond Sun, 24 Nov 2019 06:29:39 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=962 Ithought I’d skip the usual rundown of ebook bargains today and share some photos of my experience last week. I flew to Las Vegas to attend 20Books Vegas, the largest gathering of indie authors in the world. Made some new friends there and got to spend face time with several fellow authors whose books I’ve […]

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Ithought I’d skip the usual rundown of ebook bargains today and share some photos of my experience last week.

I flew to Las Vegas to attend 20Books Vegas, the largest gathering of indie authors in the world. Made some new friends there and got to spend face time with several fellow authors whose books I’ve read but I hadn’t had a chance to meet in real life.

Here’s my full photo gallery of photos from the conference.

Is Goodreads still relevant?

But before I share some photos, a question for you: Do you still spend any time at Goodreads? What do you like or not like about it?

I’m working on creating a new hub for book lovers in early 2020 and we’re borrowing ideas from multiple sites. Goodreads hasn’t really changed in a decade, so what would you like to see in a consumer site for book lovers?

Email me any thoughts at jd@jdlasica.com. Really appreciate it!


Some YA fantasy authors in their natural element at 20Books.

20Books conference photos

I decided to give in to my inner photographer, so managed to get some nice shots with my Canon 5D, while also taking selfies with my iPhone. See if you’ve read any of these authors’ works.

Have you heard off Mark Dawson? He’s a British author who writes spy novels, with earnings that topped $1 million this year. He gave the keynote and held court around the main bar well into the night.

Check out his author page and books on Amazon. Mark’s considered one of the top thought leaders in the space, reminding us that there’s never been a better time to be a writer.

There’s Mark seated next to thriller author Diane Capri (You Don’t Know Jack) and post-apocalyptic technothriller author Matthew Mather (CyberStorm.) I got some time to chat with all of them — their books have attracted a wide readership.

Are you a science fiction fan? Jasper T. Scott is one of the new breed of sci-fi authors making a mark in the marketplace.

And couldn’t resist this shot of a guide dog with a rad doggie ‘do.

One book tip

And before leaving, I wanted to point to one superb new thriller, available for pre-order: Nick Thacker’s Cain Conspiracy. It’s on sale for the next week at $2.99 before its release on Nov. 30.

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Three thrillers & a Wayback Machine romance https://bestofindie.com/three-thrillers-and-time-travel-romance/ https://bestofindie.com/three-thrillers-and-time-travel-romance/#respond Thu, 07 Nov 2019 02:32:00 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=955 Best of Indie runs down the best thrillers, crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, time travel romance and romance. Here's a summary of bargain ebooks.

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I’m heading off to a major writers’ conference in Las Vegas next week but wanted to make sure I delivered on this regular rundown of the best bargains in indie fiction. It’s a big week for thrillers and crime fiction, along with sci fi, fantasy and time travel romance (which admittedly has its pros and cons).

All titles range from free to $3.99. And our Indie Film of the Week is “Styx” from German filmmaker Wolfgang Fischer.

This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks at bargain prices:

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Download the free Kindle app and read these on your smartphone or tablet.


99 cents on Kindle until Sunday at midnight ($16.99 print)
The Amazon Code
By Nick Thacker
430 pages

Thriller: When her company discovers a remarkable hidden message in the dreaming brains of her subjects, Dr. Amanda Meron unknowingly invites disaster unto her company. Clues seem to point to the Amazon rainforest. Harvey “Ben” Bennett races to Brazil to get to the bottom of it and turns up more than he bargained for. A winning page-turner from one of my favorite thriller authors.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Thursday at midnight ($18.99 print)
Rules of Engagement
By Ken Fite
244 pages

Action thriller: After he’s given a warning by a dying man that Russian terrorists are coming after him, black ops agent Blake Jordan pushes everyone he cares about away to keep them safe. When a massive cyberattack is unleashed against hospitals and government agencies, Blake teams up with his lost love to investigate. But he never expected her to be used as leverage for the release of the terrorist Blake thinks is dead.

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


99 cents on Kindle until Monday at midnight ($14.99 print)
The Color of Time
By Julianne MacLean
300 pages

Time travel romance: Since her magical summer romance at age 16, Sylvie Nichols has never been able to forget her first love. Years later, when she returns to the seaside town where she lost her heart to Ethan Foster, she is determined to lay the past to rest once and for all. But letting go becomes a challenge when Sylvie finds herself transported back to that long ago summer of love and the turbulent events that followed.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Thursday at midnight ($10.99 print)
Quantum Space
By Douglas Phillips
364 pages

Science fiction: High above the windswept plains of Kazakhstan, three astronauts aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule begin their reentry. A blinding flash of light and the capsule vanishes in a blink. Back on earth, investigator Daniel Rice and NASA’s Marie Kendrick team up to track down the cause of the most bizarre event in the history of human spaceflight. A mind-bending journey.

Grab the deal here.



$3.99 on Kindle ($10.99 print)
Absolution
By Adam Croft and Steven Moore
253 pages

Thriller: Could you betray your government to save your country? Sam Barker works in IT at the Home Office. All he wants is to get his work done and enjoy a quiet existence. But when he’s caught up in a terrorist attack on the London Underground, his life is turned upside down. Absolution is just out today and already garnering buzz and praise.

Grab it here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($5.99 to $12.30 print)
A Trace of Death
By Blake Pierce
176 pages
#1 free in Serial Killers, Murder and Psychological Thrillers in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: Tormented by her own daughter’s unsolved disappearance, detective Keri Locke throws herself into the hunt for another missing girl. But with just 48 hours to find and retrieve the victim, will her past help or hinder her pursuit?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 print)
Echoes of Atlantis
By David S. Brody
323 pages
#1 free in Historical Thrillers in the Kindle Store

Action adventure: When historians Cameron and Amanda unearth a mysterious necklace and an ancient skull, they set out in search of Atlantis. But the Knights Templar will stop at nothing to keep the lost continent hidden.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
The Thirteenth Gate
By Kat Ross
348 pages
#1 free in Historical Fantasy and Paranormal & Urban Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Supernatural suspense: While Lady Vivienne investigates a would-be Jack the Ripper in London, amateur sleuth Harry digs into the suspicious death of an archaeologist across the pond. A shadowy gate connects their mysteries — but opening it will unleash an ancient, otherworldly evil.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Wednesday at midnight ($10.99 print)
ALIAS Box Set (Books 1-3)
By Lisa Hughey
640 pages

Romantic suspense: What do you do when you’re in danger and no one believes you? ALIAS is a private agency that helps ordinary citizens in danger when they need to disappear. This box set includes the first three novels in the ALIAS series: StalkedHunted and Vanished.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Yesterday’s Gold
By Bobby Hutchinson
300 pages

Time travel romance: When Hannah, her mother and her mother’s friend visit a historical site in search of an ancestor’s grave, they are ripped back in time. Hannah finds herself falling for her handsome protector, Logan — but can her companions adjust to this new era?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 to $17.99 print)
Rogue, Prisoner, Princess
By Morgan Rice
185 pages
#1 free in Teen & Young Adult Epic Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: In this fantasy novel From a USA Today bestselling author, Ceres is forced to battle for her life in the Empire’s brutal arena. Can she master her hidden powers in order to survive

Grab the deal here.

Indie Film Watch


Susanne Wolff in “Styx” (2019).

Styx

A German emergency doctor (Susanne Wolff) takes a vacation from her long nights of saving lives and flies to Gibraltar to fulfill one of her dreams. Completely alone on an 11-meter yacht without any connection to the outside world except for the boat’s radio, she sail to a remote island in the South Atlantic before things go very wrong. A tense nail-biter from German filmmaker Wolfgang Fischer.

Available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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Suspense, sexy profs & fun with Mindy Kaling https://bestofindie.com/suspense-mystery-fantasy-ebook-titles/ https://bestofindie.com/suspense-mystery-fantasy-ebook-titles/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 01:11:50 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=943 Best of Indie spotlights crime fiction from Cheryl Bradshaw, a romantic suspense novel, a quirky murder mystery set in Provence, hunky professors, fantasy, sci-fi and a blockbuser vampire series.

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This week Best of Indie spotlights crime fiction from bestselling author Cheryl Bradshaw, a romantic suspense novel, a quirky murder mystery set in Provence, hunky professors, fantasy (but not about hunky professors), sci-fi and the first in a blockbuser vampire series.

All titles range from free to $2.99. And our Indie Film of the Week is “Late Night,” a charming new release starring Emma Thompson, John Lithgow and Mindy Kaling, who doubles as the screenwriter.

This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks at bargain prices:

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Download the free Kindle app and read these on your smartphone or tablet.


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Murder in Mind
By Cheryl Bradshaw
323 pages
#1 free in Crime Thrillers in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: Three years ago, PI Sloane Monroe’s sister was brutally murdered. And when another woman is found dead in a parking lot with the killer’s signature trademark carved into her wrist, Sloane will be drawn into a terrifying nightmare once again. A winner from one of my favorite crime authors.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Wednesday at midnight ($18.99 print)
Say You Love Me
By Willow Rose
390 pages

Romantic suspense: What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you knew he was innocent? Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas gets entwined in a nightmare reaching deep into her own family in this fourth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series. It can be read as a standalone.

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Pre-order for $2.99 in the Kindle Store for a limited time (release date Oct. 18)
The Hidden Persuaders
By Kevin Tumlinson
309 pages

Thriller: When fourteen members of the Senate are abducted on live television, signs point to the Jani, a mysterious Order. Doctor Dan Kotler and Agent Roland Denzel are called in to help find the Congress members and to uncover the plans of this hidden Order before they can use their influence to take dominion over the world. From the author of The Atlantis Riddle — and a friend.

Grab the deal here.



Pre-order for $2.99 in the Kindle Store for a limited time (release date Oct. 15)
The Lethal Bones
By Jim Heskett and Nick Thacker
258 pages

Thriller: A drifter looking for direction. A beautiful temptress with an offer. Will lady luck bring Ben fortune, or a bullet to the back of the head? Filled with complex heroes, shocking surprises and edge-of-your-seat action, The Lethal Bones is the third book in the gripping Harvey Bennett prequel thriller trilogy. The authors are talented friends whom I’ll be seeing next month at an authors conference in Vegas.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Skeleton’s Key
By Stacy Green
343 pages
#1 free in Hard-Boiled Mysteries in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: Sheriff’s deputy Cage discovers a skeleton in a basement — and more bodies soon turn up. Can Cage and Dani, the house’s new owner, solve the mysteries of this antebellum mansion? “Will keep you guessing to the end,” writes USA Today bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
Murder in Provence
By Susan Kiernan-Lewis
222 pages
#1 free in Cozy Culinary Mystery in the Kindle Store

Cozy mystery: Expat Maggie Newberry is finally getting used to life in Provence. There’s good food, great wine, irresistible Frenchmen and … murder? Maggie investigates the countryside’s crimes with the help of a hunky detective and some scrumptious cooking.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Sunday at midnight ($11.99 print)
Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire Book 1)
By J.R. Rain
282 pages

Paranormal: Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. You know how busy moms are? Trying being a mother, wife, private investigator … vampire. Book 1 in the multimillion-copy bestselling Vampire for Hire series.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 print)
Shameless Kiss
By Amelia Wilde
285 pages
#1 free romance title in the Kindle Store

New adult romance: Juliet needs some financial help to get through law school, so she strikes up a steamy deal with billionaire Weston. A two-week arrangement will satisfy both of their needs — but their off-the-charts chemistry is too hot to stay temporary.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Wednesday at midnight ($10.99 print)
Professor With Benefits
By Mickey Miller
242 pages

New adult romance: Rose is studying to be a sex therapist and Cole is her hunky professor in this small town but down and dirty romantic comedy.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print)
In With the Tide
By Charlee James
218 pages
#1 free title in the Kindle Store

Contemporary romance: When pregnant Lindsey’s car breaks down after she returns home to Cape Cod, she’s rescued by Damien, the Marine vet who left her behind long ago. Can the two of them seize a second chance at true love? A heartfelt contemporary romance!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time
The Last Pendragon Saga: Volume One
By Sarah Woodbury
430 pages
#1 in Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fantasy eBooks in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: When two former rivals — warrior-king Cade and princess Rhiann — are unexpectedly brought together, they pair up to fight … and maybe lose their hearts. Legends come to life in this fast-paced series that combines romance and magic in ancient Wales!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Spinward Fringe: Origins
By Randolph Lalonde
376 pages

Science fiction: In the distant future, a restless former soldier named Jonas leads a daring mission to explore the galaxy and reunite humanity. An action-packed trilogy with more than 2,200 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Lethal Incision
By Dobi Cross
244 pages
#1 free medical thriller in the Kindle Store

Medical thriller: When a number of nameless patients vanish soon after they arrive, Dr. Zora Smyth scrambles for answers. There’s a dark secret at the heart of this mystery, and someone intends to make sure she never finds it.

Grab the deal here.

Indie Film Watch


Emma Thompson in “Late Night” (2019).

Late Night

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show in this touching dramady starrring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow with a screenplay by Kaling and directed by Nisha Ganatra. The film “smartly sends up not just the cloistered world of late night television, but a current cultural climate struggling to evolve in a changing world,”  writes IndieWire.

Coming soon to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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Sci-fi, crime & chills in the night https://bestofindie.com/top-ebook-bargains-of-week-sci-fi-crime-thrillers/ https://bestofindie.com/top-ebook-bargains-of-week-sci-fi-crime-thrillers/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:30:26 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=934 This week in Best of Indie, top ebook bargains include a chilling psychological thriller,  some post-apocalyptic and time-travel sci-fi, historical adventure, crime fiction, fantasy and romance. All titles range from free to 99 cents.

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One of the nice things about living in the San Francisco East Bay is how many talented writers and authors live in the area. I’ve been attending the Tri-Valley Writers critique sessions every month for the past two years while they got first crack at “Biohack,” “Catch and Kill” and now my third Shadow Operatives thriller.

Last month, as well as last week, I hosted the writers at my house. Here’s a shot of us during our two-hour session on my back deck at dusk (as my dog went for a photo-bomb). Hope you get time for interaction with friends and peers on a regular basis!

This week in Best of Indie, top ebook bargains include a chilling psychological thriller,  some post-apocalyptic and time-travel sci-fi, historical adventure, crime fiction, fantasy and romance.

All titles range from free to 99 cents except for a nine-book special for $1.11 per title. And our Indie Film of the Week is “Booksmart,” a fun and unpredictable high school romp.

This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks at bargain prices:

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Download the free Kindle app and read these on your smartphone or tablet.


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
Don’t Tell Meg
By Paul J. Teague
286 pages
#1 free in Vigilante Justice in the Kindle Store

Psychological thriller: When radio journalist Pete Bailey gets involved with reporter Ellie Turner, he triggers a series of events that begins with betrayal and may end in murder. A chilling read filled with twists and turns.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Friday at midnight ($15 print)
Breaking Gods
By D.J. Molles
324 pages

Post-apocalyptic science fiction: In the beginning, the gods destroyed the world. Five hundred years later, things haven’t gotten much better for humans. The demigods that were left behind to guard over humanity have been using them as fodder for an endless civil war between themselves, and the humans just go on dutifully slaughtering each other. Perry McGown makes his living off those bloody battlefields by reclaiming spent shell casings. But he soon becomes a hunted fugitive, because  the truth about Perry could break the gods.

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


99 cents on Kindle until Saturday night ($15.64 print)
Darkness Beyond
By Glynn Stewart
400 pages

Science fiction: A newly founded human colony world burned from orbit. A warship squadron of the galaxy’s oldest race ambushed and destroyed. An ancient enemy reborn in the darkness beyond the known stars. An entertaining space fleet intro to the Duchy of Terra series.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 print)
The Secret of the King’s Tomb
By Garrett Drake
308 pages
#1 in Pulp Thrillers in the Kindle Store

Action and adventure: After World War I, renowned explorer Richard Halliburton heads to Egypt on a mission to track down an ancient artifact. Can he keep the legendary treasure from falling into enemy hands? A fast-paced historical adventure!

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle until Thursday at midnight ($10.99 print)
Parallel Moon
By J.R. Rain and Kris Care
262 pages

Time travel science fiction: When a phantom memory strikes, Samantha Moon’s world is turned upside down. She’s about to discover that going back in time comes with some complications. Like having two memories of returning home from the Civil War.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 print)
The Women on Retford Drive
By Alretha Thomas
355 pages
#1 free ebook in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: Just when she’s about to leave him for good, former TV star Julia’s manipulative husband goes missing. She and her stepdaughter, Blythe, search for answers — but with the evidence pointing in a shocking direction, are they ready for the secrets they might uncover?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.95 print)
On the Accidental Wings of Dragons
By Julie Wetzel
236 pages
#1 free in Fantasy & Futuristic Romance and Mythology & Folk Tales in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: When Michael investigates a case of disappearing dragons, he ends up locked in a dungeon — until the king’s sister helps him escape! A fantasy adventure with a touch of mystery.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle Unlimited (buy all nine ebooks for $9.99 for a limited time)
The Micah Reed Chronological Edition Omnibus
By Jim Heskett
2,101 pages

Thrillers: Just released today! Here’s a compendium that’s like nine deals in one: Nine thriller books for one low price. This limited-time special from talented author Jim Heskett offers nonstop edge-of-your seat action. He’s on the run and the cartel is closing in … how long can Micah Reed look over his shoulder?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time
The Keys to My Diary: Marina
By Ann Omasta
190 pages
#1 free title in Contemporary Romance in the Kindle Store

Contemporary romance: Free from her cheating ex-husband, Marina begins keeping a diary of her life in the Florida Keys. Will a fling with a sexy stranger on a motorbike spice up her daily entries — and provide the cure for her broken heart?

Grab the deal here.

Indie Film Watch


Kaitlyn Dever as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in “Booksmart” (2019).

Booksmart

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Olivia Wilde’s feature directorial debut is a “slick, unpredictable romp” and “the best comedy of its kind since ‘Superbad,’” writes IndieWire.

Now available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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

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Three titles to chill your summer https://bestofindie.com/three-titles-to-chill-your-summer/ https://bestofindie.com/three-titles-to-chill-your-summer/#respond Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:53:47 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=928 Best of Indie spotlights three top-flight thrillers, a two-for-one special from sci-fi/horror author Saul Tanpepper and a dollop of romance, young adult and crime fiction.

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This week Best of Indie spotlights three top-flight thrillers, a two-for-one special from sci-fi/horror author Saul Tanpepper and a dollop of romance, young adult and crime fiction.

All titles range from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is “Greta,” starring Isabelle Huppert and emerging starlet Chloë Grace Moretz.

This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks …

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Download the free Kindle app and read these on your smartphone or tablet.


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Gameland Season One: Episodes 1–2
By Saul Tanpepper
318 pages
#1 free in Science Fiction in the Kindle Store

Sci-Fi/Horror: These two unnerving books follow a group of friends who sneak onto the site of a popular game show — where they’ll be trapped in a horrific competition at the whim of unseen, bloodthirsty players. As the book’s tagline says, “6 Hackers, 1 Game… and 10,000 Undead.”

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle Unlimited
The Senator
By Ken Fite
237 pages

Thriller: After his wife is murdered in Chicago, by-the-book agent Blake Jordan focuses on the one thing he’s always been good at: his job. But Blake is so consumed by grief that he doesn’t notice someone is watching him from the shadows.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle Unlimited ($14.99 print)
The Last Reaper
By J.N. Chaney
388 pages

Science fiction: When a high value scientist is taken hostage inside the galaxy’s most dangerous prison, Halek Cain is the only man for the job. The last remaining survivor of the Reaper program, Hal is an unstoppable force of fuel and madness, and he’ll stop at nothing to earn back his life from the people who imprisoned him.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle Unlimited (also available on audiobook)
Agent Zero
By Jack Mars
334 pages
#1 free in Suspense in the Kindle Store

Thriller: Professor Kent Steele is abducted by three terrorists in the middle of the night who tell him he’s a notorious CIA agent — though he has no memory of it. As he tries to unravel a growing conspiracy, Kent must evade deadly assassins and determine the truth behind his identity.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Once a Soldier
By Benjamin Blackmore
288 pages
#1 free in Technothrillers in the Kindle Store

Technothriller: Ex–military contractor Harper Knox must join forces with mercenary Francesca Daly to stop an extremist cult targeting a controversial AI researcher in Seattle. Riveting!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Picture Perfect Lie
By Marquita Valentine
252 pages
#1 free in Contemporary Romance in the Kindle Store

Romance: From a NY Times bestselling author: During a layover, single mom Cam meets soldier Knight, who requests that she pose as his wife while he’s stationed overseas. But when Knight returns, can their lie spark a love that lasts?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
Awaken
By Skye Malone
249 pages
#1 free in Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Young adult: Despite being forbidden to go near the ocean, Chloe runs away to the beach. Unable to resist the water, she sets in motion a series of strange occurrences and dangerous events — and discovers her true identity.

Grab the deal here.

Note: It took me a few days to get this post published because of my travel out of the country, so apologies! Some of the books are no longer free for purchase, but they’re all free on Kindle Unlimited.

Indie Film Watch


Chloë Grace Moretz in “Greta.”

Greta

A young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert) who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her in this dark, almost campy thriller from indie filmmaker Neil Jordan. (Jordan wrote the screenplays for “The End of the Affair” and “The Crying Game.”)

Now available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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Thrillers from two best-selling authors https://bestofindie.com/thrillers-from-two-best-selling-authors/ https://bestofindie.com/thrillers-from-two-best-selling-authors/#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:13:52 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=923 This week Best of Indie spotlights free thrillers from two of the best in the biz – J.A. Konrath and Christopher Greyson – as well as a generous dose of chick lit, mystery, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

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This week Best of Indie spotlights free thrillers from two of the best in the biz – J.A. Konrath and Christopher Greyson – as well as a generous dose of chick lit, mystery, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

All titles range from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is “Every Time I Die,” a riveting indie thriller with a dose of sci-fi.

This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks at bargain prices:

Indie ebook spotlight

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. Download the free Kindle app and read these on your smartphone or tablet.


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.98 print)
Fuzzy Navel
By J.A. Konrath
250 pages

Thriller: I love almost anything by J.A. Konrath, and this police procedural – book 5 in the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Mysteries series – is no exception. Things are going well for Lt. Daniels of the Chicago Police Department until a group of vigilantes go on a murder spree, taking down a cop while the psychopath she had put away, thought to have killed herself in jail, may turn out to be very much alive. A treat for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($7.99 to $22.79 print, $12.99 audiobook)
Girl Jacked
By Christopher Greyson
250 pages
#1 free in Action & Adventure Romance, Action Thriller & Vigilante Justice in the Kindle Store

Mystery-thriller: Policeman Jack Stratton is traumatized by the loss of his best friend in Iraq. But when the late friend’s sister goes missing, Jack knows he must defeat his personal demons and take action. This kickoff to the Det. Jack Stratton series from the brilliant best-selling author Christopher Greyson has more than 3,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 paperback)
The Karma Book Club
By Kayley Wood
245 pages
#1 free in Romantic Comedy in the Kindle Store

Chick lit: After a mishap of colossal proportions, handsome Logan winds up on shy Mia’s doorstep — and, in exchange for a one-month stay, agrees to teach her to stand up for herself. Can this reformed bad boy help Mia finally find her voice?

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
What Happens in Vegas
By Mike Faricy
241 pages
#1 free in International Mystery & Crime in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: PI Dev Haskell heads to Las Vegas to help a friend i— but he’s also brought along his new lady friend, Barbie, a Barbie doll enthusiast. When business and pleasure mix, things start to get messy in this lighthearted mystery.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($12.95 print)
Nondisclosure
By Geoffrey M Cooper
227 pages

Medical thriller: In this new release from the award-winning author of The Prize, sexual harassment at a major medical research institution escalates to rape and murder … with a coverup at the highest levels. “A compelling mystery, a fascinating peek into the politics of academia, and a nuanced look at the Me Too movement,” says Manhattan Book Review.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time 
Mid-Century Modern Murder 
By CeeCee James
185 pages

Cozy mystery. Stella has finally found her mom – her long-lost mother that no one wants to talk about. While Stella wants to go to her immediately, her hunky new policeman friend warns her there are things she doesn’t know. Then she uncovers a cold case murder that is somehow linked to her mother’s arrest. But how? Book 5 in CeeCee’s fun Flamingo Realty Mystery series.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Arouse
By Nina Lane
340 pages
#1 free in Contemporary Romance in the Kindle Store

Contemporary romance. Olivia Winter finds passion and satisfaction with Dean West, a commanding older man. But will a pregnancy scare shake up their bliss? A sensual read from a USA Today bestselling author with nearly 5,600 five-star ratings on Goodreads!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
The Girl and the Raven
By Pauline Gruber
406 pages
#1 free in Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Young adult paranormal: Sixteen-year-old Lucy’s hopes for a normal life are dashed when she finds out she’s half-witch, half-demon. Now, she must make a daunting choice between whether she wants to use her powers for good or evil.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
Summer Magic
By T.M. Cromer
296 pages
#1 free in Paranormal Witches & Wizards Romance in the Kindle Store

Supernatural suspense: Small-town witch Summer Thorne’s passion for rescuing animals gets her in trouble with the local sheriff. But when a mystery arises, can the two team up to unlock some dangerous secrets? Book one in an intriguing paranormal series.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
A Blind Eye
By Jane Gorman
318 pages

Crime fiction: An American policeman in Poland gets involved when murder is suspected, and the local police turn away. Adam Kaminski was meant to be a polite observer during a delegation to Philadelphia’s sister city, Warsaw. But Kaminski is not one to walk away.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print, $13.08 audiobook)
King of Ash and Bone
By Melissa Wright
204 pages
#1 free in Alien Invasion Science Fiction in the Kindle Store

Post-apocalyptic science fiction: To fight an invasion of monsters that have crossed the veil, Mackenzie finds the gateway to another realm with the help of a mysterious ally. But her newfound friend has a dark secret — and time is running out for both their worlds.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
On the Lips of Children
By Mark Matthews
160 pages
#1 free in Horror Suspense in the Kindle Store

Horror: Early one morning, Macon goes out for a run — and is abducted by a nightmarish family. Set in underground tunnels, this bloodcurdling short read will keep you up at night.

Grab the deal here.

Indie Film Watch


Drew Fonteiro as Sam in “Every Time I Die” (2019).

Every Time I Die

When Sam is murdered in a remote lake, his consciousness begins to travel through the bodies of his friends in an effort to protect them from his killer. This dark passage leads him on a greater journey in discovering his own true identity. A harrowing indie thriller from filmmaker Robi Michael.

Coming to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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Thrills, romance & Jordan Peele’s latest https://bestofindie.com/thrills-romance-jordan-peeles-latest/ https://bestofindie.com/thrills-romance-jordan-peeles-latest/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:09:17 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=912 Best of Indie spotlights a fast-praced thriller from A.C. Fuller, a horror tale, some humorous chick lit to balance that out, romance and fantasy titles – all of them free – as well as pre-order sales from three authors who are at the top of their game.

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This week Best of Indie spotlights several Kindle ebook deals: a fast-paced thriller from A.C. Fuller, a horror tale, some humorous chick lit to balance that out, romance and fantasy titles – all of them free – as well as pre-order sales from three authors who are at the top of their game.

And our Indie Film of the Week is Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his Oscar winner “Get Out.”

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

Note: Kindle ebooks can be read on any mobile device; just use the free Kindle app.


Free on Kindle for a limited time ($13.95 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Anonymous Source
By A.C. Fuller
358 pages
#1 free in Crime Thrillers in the Kindle Store

Thriller: Investigative journalist Alex Vane uncovers staggering information that could be his biggest scoop yet… or the story that gets him killed. This sharp thriller “evokes comparisons to John Grisham’s finest,” writes best-selling author Robert Dugoni.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
My Dead World
By Jacqueline Druga
290 pages
#1 free in Horror in the Kindle Store

Horror: This nightmarish tale has more than 600 five-star Goodreads ratings. With a lethal virus sweeping the globe, a group of survivors huddles in a remote mountain cabin, their lives dependent on staying completely cut off from the outside world.

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 paperback)
The Happy Home for Ladies
By Lilly Bartlett
324 pages
#1 free in General Humorous Fiction in the Kindle Store

Chick lit: When the owner of Friendship House threatens to turn the senior living home coed, chef Phoebe teams up with three residents to save their all-female enclave. A laugh-out-loud story of “satisfying self-discovery and a sweet journey to love,” says Publishers Weekly.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time  ($14.99 print)
Hey You, Pretty Face
By Linda Coles
334 pages
#1 free title in the Kindle Store

Crime fiction: Suspecting a connection between two recent cases — an infant who was abandoned and the kidnapping of three girls — Det. Jack Rutherford traces a series of leads to a sinister crime ring.

Grab the deal here.


On occasion I’ll spotlight new and past works by top-flight authors I know. Will Patching, Steven Moore and David Berens have produced several critically acclaimed crime thrillers in recent years. Here are their latest:


$4.99 preorder price on Kindle, publishes Aug. 19 ($9.99 print)
Atlantis Storm
By Steven Moore and Dave Berens
240 pages

Tropical thriller: An enigmatic visitor. A mysterious artifact. A map revealing not all myths are fake. The hard-luck Ryan Bodean and eternal optimist Megan Simons now face a death-defying search for the fabled lost city of Atlantis. But when a dangerous cult of Atlantean fanatics stop at nothing to keep their ancient secret, will it only be the legendary city that disappears beneath the sea?

Grab the book at the pre-order price here.



$2.99 preorder price on Kindle, publishes Aug. 24
The Widow: A British Police Thriller
By Will Patching
323 pages

British police procedural: A brutally murdered husband. An abused wife who wanted him gone for good. Did the wealthy widow arrange his death — and can a disgraced detective discover the truth? Find out in The Widow, the latest gripping, gritty British crime thriller from this award-winning author. First in a new series.

“Will Patching goes above and beyond with the suspense, drama and psychological terror in this amazing story,” writes one Goodreads reviewer.

Grab the book at the pre-order price here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
Tumble into Love
By J.H. Croix
248 pages
#1 free in Contemporary Romance in the Kindle Store

Romance: When sexy cop Darren saves Risa after a car crash, their sensual attraction turns both their lives upside down. A USA Today bestselling author serves up a sizzling contemporary romance.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
Moonstone Conspiracy
By Elizabeth Ellen Carter
313 pages
#1 free in Regency Historical Romance in the Kindle Store

Historical romance: When English spy Daniel Ridgeway approaches Lady Abigail Houghall at her card table and threatens to expose her secret, Abigail is forced to comply with the demands of the irritating but handsome man. As she becomes entangled in his mysterious world, she finds it difficult to resist their growing attraction.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($7.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Hidden Blade
By Pippa DaCosta
190 pages
#1 free in Psychic Suspense and Superhero Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: In a New York rife with paranormal activity, immortal adventurer Ace Dante grudgingly undertakes a mission for his ex — only to stumble into a conflict between two powerful, ancient gods.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
The Titanic
By Charles River Editors
318 pages
#1 free in 20th Century History in the Kindle Store

Nonfiction (history): How did a ship built to exemplify top-notch technology and luxury become the center of an infamous tragedy? Featuring firsthand accounts, this comprehensive book details the construction and fate of the Titanic.

Grab the deal here.


Indie Film Watch


Evan Alex and Shahadi Wright Joseph in “Us” (2019).

Us

Jordan Peele’s 2017 debut “Get Out” was a landmark in African-American storytelling, broke box-office records and served as a wakeup call to the film industry. In his second outing as writer-director, he tackles the nation’s fractured identity in a story about a family’s serene beach vacation that turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. The film “gives audiences exactly what they want by delivering what they least expect,” says IndieWire.

Coming to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services.

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Top ebooks: Thrillers, mysteries & women’s fiction https://bestofindie.com/top-ebooks-thrillers-mysteries-womens-fiction/ https://bestofindie.com/top-ebooks-thrillers-mysteries-womens-fiction/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:58:01 +0000 https://bestofindie.com/?p=905 This week Best of Indie spotlights a free Jack Reacher box set, a free three-book box set from Danish mystery author Willow Rose, two “women’s fiction” novels (whatever that is), sci-fi, romance, fantasy, nonfiction and more. All titles range in price from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is a new […]

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This week Best of Indie spotlights a free Jack Reacher box set, a free three-book box set from Danish mystery author Willow Rose, two “women’s fiction” novels (whatever that is), sci-fi, romance, fantasy, nonfiction and more.

All titles range in price from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is a new animated comedy with voices from Zach Galifianakis and Hugh Jackman.

This week’s top curated picks:

Indie ebook spotlight

Note: Kindle ebooks can be read on any mobile device; just use the free Kindle app.


Free on Kindle for a limited time 
Licensed to Thrill 1: Hunt for Jack Reacher (box set)
By Diane Capri
354 pages
#1 free in Serial Killers & Conspiracy Thrillers in the Kindle Store

Thriller: Join FBI special agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar as they embark on a perilous search for Jack Reacher, an off-the-grid operative the bureau would kill to pin down. “Intricate and ingenious… You’ll read all night,” says author Lee Child, who created the classic antihero Reacher.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($19.99 print)
Emma Frost Mystery Series (Vol 1-3)
By Willow Rose
516 pages
#1 free in Mystery Romance in the Kindle Store

Mystery: Get three chilling page-turners from a bestselling author for free. Willow Rose’s series depicts author Emma Frost and her friends and family on Fanoe Island in Denmark. The title has thousands of five-star reviews on Goodreads!

Grab the deal here.

Top ebook deals of the week


99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($11.95 paperback)
The Saint Of Baghdad
By Michael Woodman
318 pages

Hard-boiled mystery: As tough as Reacher and as smart as Bourne, CJ Brink is a broken hero who comes back from the dead with one thing on his mind—retribution. Someone set him up, but who? Someone wants him dead, but why? The answers unspool in surprising ways.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time  ($14.99 print)
Best Friends & Other Liars
By Heather Balog
382 pages
#1 free in Contemporary Women’s Fiction in the Kindle Store

Women’s Humorous Fiction: For 30 years, best friends Violet and Leah have weathered the ups and downs of life together. But when Leah secretly books them both on a cruise for divorced singles, can their relationship survive the adventure that awaits them at sea?

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($10.99 print)
One Last Prayer for the Rays
By Wes Markin
326 pages
#1 free title in the Kindle Store

Police procedural: DCI Michael Yorke is investigating a missing persons case when the most obvious suspect turns up dead. Can he save a young boy’s life before time runs out? This suspenseful British procedural is book one in a series.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
Broken Glass
By John Hindmarsh
332 pages

Science fiction: In this kickoff to the Glass Complex Trilogy, sci-fi/technothriller author Hindmarsh dazzles with an intergalactic space opera that combines interspecies intrigue, space opera, military sci-fi, a bit of fantasy and a high-stakes storyline around Imperial forces out to plunder a planet’s wealth. Riveting.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.24 print, $14.95 audiobook)
How to Day Trade for a Living
By Andrew Aziz
282 pages
#1 in Stock Market Investing in the Kindle Store

Nonfiction (investing): The author describes the fundamentals of day trading, explaining how day trading differs from other styles of trading and investment. For beginner traders, this book gives you an understanding of where to start, how to start, what to expect from day trading and how to develop your strategy.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Before She’s Gone
By Cole Baxter
446 pages
#1 free in Women’s Crime Fiction in the Kindle Store

Psychological thriller: Jacob and Amanda are living a seemingly blissful married life. But when his father takes his own life, the suicide opens a trauma that reveals Jacob’s dark past — and Amanda’s secrets. A page-turner rife with suspense!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($10.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Taken by Love
By Melissa Foster
300 pages
#1 free in New Adult & College Romance in the Kindle Store

Modern romance: From a New York Times bestselling author comes this story centering on Daisy, who never expected to see gorgeous Luke again. But when she returns to her small hometown to help her father, a surprise encounter may lead her right into Luke’s arms.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time, or free on Kindle Unlimited
Benny James Mystery Series (box set)
By Jason Deas
904 pages

Mystery: Forced into early retirement, former FBI agent Benny James lives quietly on a Georgia houseboat – until the local police ask for his help in solving a run of grisly murders. A riveting crime fiction box set!

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($6.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Bound
By Kirsten Weiss
216 pages

Supernatural suspense: The Bonheim siblings enjoy a quiet existence in the mountains, keeping their magical abilities secret. But when a body is discovered in the eldest sister’s café, pragmatic middle child Karin must harness her waning powers to find the killer.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($6.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Rise of the Dragons
By Morgan Rice
219 pages
#1 free in Epic Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Fantasy: From a USA Today bestselling author comes a saga featuring fierce monsters, valiant knights and unlikely heroes. The first title in the Kings and Sorcerers series begins when Kyra meets a dragon in the woods — and embarks on a wild adventure.

Grab the deal here.



Free on Kindle for a limited time ($7.99 print, $12.99 audiobook)
A Demon and His Witch
By Eve Langlais
172 pages
#1 free in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy in the Kindle Store

Paranormal romance: Ysabel doesn’t mind working with a sexy, womanizing demon — but she isn’t looking forward to dragging her traitorous ex-boyfriend back to hell. The New York Times bestselling author’s tale nearly 1,900 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Grab the deal here.



99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
Rich Little Poor Girl
By C.L. Donley
260 pages

Semi-sweet romance: Renowned designer Cynthia Gordon started out as a cafeteria worker at The Dvorak Group, an investment banking firm in the heart of Wall Street, where she steals the heart of the handsome heir apparent Ben Dvorak. When Cynthia reappears 10 years later, Ben hopes to find out what happened all those years ago – and ultimately how to win her back.

Grab the deal here.

 

Indie Film Watch


Zach Galifianakis and Hugh Jackman voice two of the main characters in “Missing Link.”

Missing Link

In this animated comic adventure, Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio of explorers travels the world to help their new friend. Writes IndieWire: “‘Missing Link’ is a sweet, touching, and seriously fun adventure comedy about two lost souls who are struggling to reconcile yesterday with tomorrow in their bid to belong in a world that refuses to make room for them.”

Now available on Netflix and other streaming and DVD services

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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