This week we spotlight the action-packed first installment of a thriller series from the author of “Sleeper 13,” a mystery set in the New York suburbs and two time-travel romances that take us back to Victorian England and the Middle Ages.
All titles range from free to 99 cents. Plus, a harrowing indie flick about a missing teenage girl.
This week’s top curated picks:
Indie ebook spotlight
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99 cents on Kindle until Friday at midnight ($11.99 print)
Dance With the Enemy
By Rob Sinclair
Publisher: Vesey Manor Publishing (the author’s imprint)
Thriller: From the author of globetrotting thriller hit “Sleeper 13” comes this action-packed and gripping
Free on Kindle for a limited time
The Forgotten Girls
By Alexa Steele
Mystery: A twisty crime novel with nearly 1,800 five-star Goodreads ratings. Top SVU detective Bella DeFranco unravels strange, hidden truths as she investigates the mysterious deaths of several wealthy teenage girls in a New York suburb. This is Book One in the Suburban Murder Series.
Top ebook deals of the week
99 cents on Kindle until Sunday at midnight ($9.99 print)
Hit for Hire
By David Archer
Thriller: Noah and the team are sent back into the field to identify and eliminate a power player who uses his position as a legitimate arms dealer to manipulate terror groups and nations alike. Noah needs to infiltrate the man’s organization, and the only opening is for an assassin.
99 cents on Kindle until Thursday at 3 pm ET ($15.30 audiobook)
By David Beers
Science fiction: Light years from Earth, an alien planet forced their queen from power and cast her into space. For millions of years, the queen’s ship wandered the cosmos … until it crashed on Earth. Now no one can stop her.
Free on Kindle for a limited time
The Fourth Element Trilogy: Boxed Set
By Kat Ross
Acorn (an authors’ collective)
Fantasy: Nazafareen volunteers to be linked with a daeva to hunt down the evil that killed her sister. But as their mission takes them across the desert, they face unimaginable darkness … and a demon queen who must be stopped. Kirkus Reviews calls the trilogy “spellbinding.”
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
London Large Crime Thriller Series featuring Inspector Harry Hawkins: Books 1-3: (plus six bonus stories)
By Roy Robson and Garry Robson
Publisher: London Large Publishing (the authors’ imprint)
Thriller: Meet detective turned PI Harry Hawkins, a hurting, damaged man who will not compromise in his one-man crusade against international gangsters and conspiracies of every stripe, even as his own demons snap at his heels.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
By April White
Publisher: Corazon Entertainment (the author’s imprint)
Time travel romance: Saira takes a wild ride through time, arriving in the days of Jack the Ripper. Amid the dangers looming over Victorian England, can dapper Archer protect her — and win her love? A “rich, satisfying” romance (Kirkus Reviews) with more than 2,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($13.99 print)
By Chrissy Peebles
Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing (a boutique publisher)
Time travel romance: When she puts on an ancient ring, Sarah is thrown into the medieval era, where she is mistaken for a princess. She plans to marry the gorgeous king to find a way home, but will she discover everlasting love instead? The title has nearly 1,000 five-star Goodreads reviews.
99 cents on Kindle until Thursday at midnight ($12.97 print)
Self-Care For Introverts
By Barrie Davenport
Publisher: Bold Living Press (the author’s imprint)
Nonfiction: Do you crave alone time and feel physically and emotionally drained? If you have no tolerance for small talk and socializing and want to reenergize so you can be centered and sociable again, this book offers tips on how to thrive and use your innate gifts to your advantage.
99 cents on Kindle until Friday at midnight ($10.99 print)
By Steven Becker
Publisher: White Marlin Press (the author’s imprint)
Action-adventure: When National Parks Service special agent Kurt Hunter finds a woman washed up on his remote island in Biscayne National Park, the case leads him to the world of high rolling boosters and the young players who will do anything to make their mark.
Indie Film Watch
John Cho faces off with police in “Searching.”
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. John Cho and Debra Messing star in this gripping indie production from filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty.
In limited theatrical release, coming to Netflix soon.