For top bargain indie ebooks, this week we spotlight a story set in a quiet New England suburb, a crime thriller with more than 2,800 five-star ratings, a sci-fi novel where deadly weather events spin out of control, plus tales of romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.
All titles range from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week stars Hermione Corfield in a modern take on “Deliverance.”
This week’s top curated picks:
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Free on Kindle for a limited time ($11.50 print; $14.95 audiobook)
Colony of the Lost
By Derik Cavignano
#1 Free in the Kindle store in Horror
Horror: Buried beneath a quiet New England suburb are the ruins of a vanished colony. Now, the darkness of the past is rising again — and the children of Glenwood are disappearing. “A solid horror story with appetizing characters,” Kirkus Reviews writes.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
By A. E. Howe
#1 Free in the Kindle Store
Police procedural: As Deputy Larry Macklin adjusts to a chipper new partner, he confronts a case involving a rapidly expiring local family, stolen Nazi gold and his own freewheeling ex. With more than 2,800 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
Top ebook deals of the week
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
Gia Santella Crime Thriller Boxed Set
By Kristi Belcamino
Crime fiction: Protagonist Gia Santella copes with her parents’ death by drinking, spending and kicking ass when it’s necessary. The body count piles up in this box set that contains the novels “City of the Dead,” “Forgotten Island,” “Dark Night of the Soul” and three more titles.
99 cents on Kindle until Thursday night ($14.95 audiobook)
The Mayflower Project
By Rashad Freeman
Publisher: Altered Media Inc. (the author’s imprint)
Post-apocalyptic science fiction: On a seemingly ordinary day, a series of deadly weather events starts ravaging the planet. Max, a climatologist on a secret government project, may be the only one who can save the world. A realistic, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print; $14.95 audiobook)
A Fistful of Evil
By Rebecca Chastain
Publisher: Mind Your Muse Books (the author’s imprint)
Urban fantasy: Madison Fox has the power of soul-sight — and when ethereal monsters descend upon her helpless city, she must master her abilities and fight back. A USA Today bestselling author delivers a witty urban fantasy that’s first in a series.
Free on Kindle for a limited time
By Bree Kraemer
#1 Free in the Kindle Store in Romance
Romance: After his brother’s death, Ryan Ball settles in the small town of Cedarville, Ohio, with his nephew. As he bonds with the boy, he gets to know an intriguing local, Addison Scott. But can he find time for love in his new life?
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
By Rachel Blaufeld
Publisher: Rachel Blaufeld Publishing (the author’s imprint)
Women’s fiction: Party girl Bess is trying to escape the demons of her past when she collapses in front of Lane, a successful CEO with a terrible secret. He spurns her at first, but years later he gets a second chance at letting her into his heart.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print; $14.95 audiobook)
Go On, Girl
By Hilary Grossman
#1 Free in the Kindle store in Friendship
Women’s fiction: Sydney Clayton is a corporate dynamo — but when she joins the PTA at her daughter’s school, she realizes professional drama has nothing on suburban backstabbing.
Indie Film Watch
Hermione Corfield in “Rust Creek.” (© Courtesy of IFC Midnight)
In this suspense thriller from filmmaker Jen McGowan, an overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest. The woman must defend herself against the harsh elements and a band of ruthless outlaws. She is forced into an uneasy alliance with a strange loner who has unknown intentions. The Playlist calls it “a female-empowerment, 21st-century take on ‘Deliverance.'”
Coming to streaming and DVD services.