In our weekly roundup of indie ebook new releases and bargains, we spotlight two new ebooks from a post-apocalyptic sci-fi/thriller master, a thriller set in the Pacific Northwest, and chick lit – can I still say that? – in the style of “Sex and the City.”
Behold, this week’s top curated picks!
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Science fiction: At the end of the world, who will escape? Just released last week, Orbs III & IV from post-apocalyptic sci-fi/thriller master Nicholas Sansbury Smith are the final two books in his Orbs series. “Stir together the best ingredients from Jurassic Park, Aliens, and Starship Troopers, and you’ve discovered Orbs,” writes Arthur Bradley, author of The Survivalist series.
Crime fiction: As a teen, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather’s cruel abuse. The vow she made to never again be a victim lies dormant — until a reporter lures her to a hotel room and it all comes rushing back. Fast-paced chills from one of the Pacific Northwest’s top suspense novelists.
Top ebook deals of the week
Suspense: A macabre poem scrawled in blood. A girl with a secret. And a ruthless killer who’ll stop at nothing to find her. It all adds up to a thrilling, emotion-laden read.
Contemporary: Worried that Hilary’s relationship is headed for a dead end, her friends devise a plan to get her boyfriend to propose. Will the interfering pals manufacture a marriage — or bring on a breakup? A good read for fans of “Sex and the City.”
Children’s book: Do your kids struggle with making friends? Do they sometimes feel like they don’t belong? “A Home for Myrtle” tells a tale about a friendly red monster who needs a place to live.
Nonfiction: Want to buy a house, start a business or get a loan? This book offers advice that “can help anyone go from bad credit to borrowing six figures or more within 12 months.”
Indie Film Watch
Dave Franco in “6 Balloons.”
“6 Balloons,” which screened last month at SXSW, stars Dave Franco, who plays the father of a young girl and brother of a woman (Abbi Jacobson of “Broad City”) who learns he’s relapsed on heroin. Heavy stuff from indie director-writer Marja-Lewis Ryan.
Available on Netflix, Amazon Video, iTunes.
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