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
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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
The Girls Across the Bay
By Emerald O’Brien
#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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.95 print, $14.95 audiobook)
The Alexandria Project
By Andrew Updegrove
#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!
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
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?
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Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print)
The Wedding Audition
By Joanne Rock and Catherine Mann
#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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($6.99 print; $12.99 audiobook)
The Perfect Wife
By Blake Pierce
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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($18.99 print; $14.95 audiobook)
Playing with Monsters
By Amelia Hutchins
#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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.76 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
Spirits, Stilettos, and a Silver Bustier
By Deanna Chase
#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!
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Breakfast at the Beach House
By Judith Keim
#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.
99 cents on Kindle until Sunday at midnight ($8.99 print)
Live Fae or Die Trying
By Jenna Wolfhart
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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($8.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Sworn to Raise
By Terah Edun
#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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
Sins of the Past
By Julia Derek
#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.
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.”
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 paperback, $14.95 audiobook)
The Gray and Guilty Sea
By Scott William Carter
#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.
99 cents on Kindle until Friday at midnight ($9.99 print)
Red Velvet and Revenge
By Agatha Frost
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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
By Sam Cheever
#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.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 audiobook)
Ghost of a Chance
By Cate Dean
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.
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.
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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