It’s an especially rich week for thrillers, including a lively tropical thriller series going for 99 cents (for three days only) and a medical thriller set from 17 authors also going for 99 cents — and benefiting two great nonprofits.
Plus, free mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and time-travel romance ebooks. And our Indie Film of the Week shows us the tragic beauty of Budapest just before WWI.
This week’s top curated picks:
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Medical thriller: We typically don’t spotlight preorders, but we’re making an exception for a good cause and a fantastic stable of USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best-selling authors!
Do you crave reading books with nail-biting suspense, twisted plots and great characters who get caught up in whirlwinds of crime, deception and lies? Do you love sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering who will survive … and who won’t?
From the mountains of West Virginia, to acute care hospitals, the battlefields of the Middle East and the hallowed halls of our educational system, prepare to be wowed by these incredible stories of healthcare gone wrong. Do No Harm is a binge-reader’s dream – 17 medical thriller books in one.
Grab it here for only 99 cents. 100% of preorder proceeds go to benefit the charities Operation Renewed Hope Foundation and Paws for Purple Hearts!
99 cents on Kindle for three days only ($12.99 print, $14.95 audiobook)
Rogue Wave: A Troy Bodean Tropical Thriller #1
By David Berens
Publisher: Tropical Thriller Press (the author’s imprint)
Crime fiction: What would you do if you found a hat with a $7 million check hidden inside? What if it came off a dead man’s head?
When Troy Bodean finds the unlucky hat in an abandoned aluminum fishing boat, he attracts a bevy of killers out to get the hat back—and kill him in the process. Author Dave Berens – a talented storyteller – introduces a wide cast of memorable characters in this zany and raucous tropical thriller reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen at his best.
From now through Friday, get all the books in Dave’s terrific tropical thriller series for 99 cents each.
Top ebook deals of the week
Time travel romance: As a hurricane hits their town, two best friends are separated — across centuries. When Ronnie finds herself in 18th-century England, she’s desperate for a way back and must rely on the help of handsome stranger Mathias. An engaging romance with a time travel twist.
Spy thriller: Retired Assassin Layne Parrish is used to people around him disappearing. But when his old partner Jonah — who’s been missing for six years — shows up while Layne is on vacation with his family, Layne sees a deeper conspiracy. Jonah now claims he doesn’t know Layne. Somewhere, there’s a puppet master pulling the strings. Layne launches a deadly cat-and-mouse game to save Jonah from the man trying to control him. Because if that man exposes their dark secrets, thousands could perish. A riveting read and brand-new release!
Fantasy: An age-old curse brings 18-year-old Persinette back to the palace she fled long ago. But her return is not welcomed. To stay, she must enter a brutal tournament to win her place as Prince Alexandre’s protector. A fantasy full of magic and romance.
Adventure thriller: When the bones of the Magi are stolen from their resting place in a German cathedral, a dying priest’s whispered clue catapults Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake, former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters, into the midst of a deadly race to solve a centuries-old conspiracy. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead or what they’ll uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Dane and Bones must outrun and outwit their enemies in the pulse-pounding adventure. Fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler and James Rollins will love this thrilling novella from a USA Today bestselling author.
Free on Kindle & other retailers for a limited time ($18.95 paperback)
By Vera Nazarian
Publisher: Norilana Books (the author’s imprint)
#1 free in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction in the Kindle Store
Sci-fi adventure: From a Nebula Award finalist comes this tale set in the year 2047 when an asteroid threatens extinction on Earth. Aliens offer protection — but only perfect candidates will qualify. Can bookish Gwen beat the odds and pass the test?
Mystery: Strong-willed and courageous detective Madison Knight sacrifices everything when she investigates the murder of a business tycoon’s son. The title has more than 450 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
Indie Film Watch
Evelin Dobos in “Sunset.”
Oscar winner László Nemes follows up his “Son of Saul” with another riveting period that takes us to the last moments of Budapest’s grandeur of 1913 even as you mourn what will soon befall the Austro-Hungarian Empire. “There’s sadness and beauty in every frame,” says IndieWire, calling it “a masterful new film.”
Released March 22, coming soon to Netflix and other streaming and DVD services