Lawrence M.Schoen - an author, psychologist, linguist, and expert in the Klingon language - is offering five of his science fiction ebooks free of charge:
The Conroyverse is a future Earth universe where many alien races interact on a galactic scale. The Great Conroy is a stage hypnotist and gourmand who enjoys seeing new worlds, encountering new races, and dining on exotic alien meals, so he takes his show "on the road" to many different worlds - but he has a tendency to always find himself in trouble with other cultures' laws and customs. Through a series of such troubles, he found himself the owner of a buffalito (an alien pet similar to a combination of a buffalo and a dog), which now accompanies him on his adventures.
Buffalo Dogs (pdf)
Yesterday's Taste (pdf)
Barry's Tale (epub/mobi/pdf) - 2012 Nebula Best Novella nominee
Trial of the Century (epub/mobi/pdf) - 2013 Nebula Best Novella nominee
Calendrical Regression (epub/mobi) - 2014 Nebula Best Novella nominee
Freebie from Harlequin, today only:
Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham (eBook).
An Object of Desire? Or of Fear?
It was stolen from a New Orleans grave—the centuries-old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It's an object desired by collectors and by those with wickedness in their hearts.
One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty's antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears and the owner is found dead .
Michael Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is determined to find and destroy this object with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death. He and Danni are drawn together in their search for the missing statue, following it through sultry New Orleans nights to hidden places in the French Quarter and secret ceremonies on abandoned plantations.
But Cafferty and Quinn know that their story won't end when this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.
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Free Harper Collins ebooks at AMZ. Not free at B&N at time of posting.
More Harper Collins freebies at AMZ this morning.
Several pre-order Scholastic books free at AMZ. Not free at B&N at time of posting.
A couple more Scholastic freebies at AMZ not free at B&N at time of posting.
Wildside's free ebook special!
A rescue party lands on the moon, only to encounter disaster and end up stranded. Hoping to salvage parts from the ship they are there to rescue, they set out to rendezvous—only to encounter a new string of mysteries. The 3-man crew they have come to rescue is nowhere to be found...and the parts they need have already been removed. "Lunar Landing," originally published in ASTOUNDING Science Fiction (October 1942) is classic science fiction by one of the Grand Masters!
Another Wildside Press freebie:
The first volume in the classic young adult science fiction series takes prim and proper Miss Pickerell on a unintentional trip to Mars! The Miss Pickerell series began in 1951 and was read by millions of young readers through the 1960s and 1970s. Here is the complete first book. (Three additional volumes are collected in The Miss Pickerell MEGAPACK™, available from ebook stores everywhere.)
by Patricia Burroughs
$4.25 Free! (Limited Time)
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-279-2
When sexy, buttoned-down numbers guy Jeff gets sucked into Cecilia’s sticky, single-mom universe, his life turns inside out. Her checkbook’s a nightmare, her oldest kid hates him, and she’s messy, mouth-watering, independent, and annoyingly unforgettable. He can’t stay away.
Quirky Cecilia has her life (sort of) in order, and doesn’t need a man pointing out where it’s not. A single mom with three kids and a dog can’t afford a sex life, even if he is hotter than ever, and strong just when she needs him to be.
Plus, his parrot hates her.
In this battle between order and chaos, between hostile kids and cranky parrots, between romance and responsibility, is heartbreak inevitable?
Or this time, can love win?
Originally published by Silhouette Desire, this edition is updated.
Free at Comixology - Comic Book Legal Defense Fund:
From the front lines! Neil Gaiman inaugurates CBLDF's new quarterly magazine with an in-depth interview on his battles with censorship. Plus: Bill Gaines, the U.S government, and the birth of the Comics Code, along with news and analysis on the latest censorship battles raging in schools and libraries across the USA!
Dismayed by shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed supermarket fruits and vegetables? Yearn for genetically natural produce, untouched by biotech manipulation? Sorry to say, thou yearnest in vain. As Noel Kingsbury shows in our free e-book for April, Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding, all of our produce is the result of millennia-long selective breeding and hybridization. Kingsbury traces the history of human attempts to make plants more reliable, productive, and nutritious—a story that owes as much to accident and error as to innovation and experiment. Learn the long history of your apples and tomatoes in our free e-book, Hybrid.
“In Hybrid we learn that there was a green revolution in eleventh-century China when a visionary emperor imported new strains of rice from Indochina; how working men in nineteenth-century Britain made a sport of competitive gooseberry breeding, and how a German doctor discovered hybrid vigor in plants. Hybrid the book displays, like hybrids themselves, all the marvelous fruit of miscellany.”—Jonathan Silvertown
Get the e-book edition of Hybrid free in April!
Current events are fostering increased persecution of Christians, but scripture reminds us that this is to be expected. In 1967, a landmark book by Romanian pastor Richard Wurmbrand detailed his own persecution and imprisonment. Since then, ministries such as The Voice of the Martyrs have worked to inform Christians of the sufferings of their fellow believers and inspire Christians through stories of courageous faith.
Tortured for Christ, by VOM founder Richard Wurmbrand, is the free audiobook of the month for April. We are thankful for the ministry and vision of The Voice of the Martyrs, whose mission is “serving persecuted Christians through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the Body of Christ into fellowship with them.”
These are the April 2015 Samsung Book Deals selections from the Kindle store (in the order in which Amazon presented them). Click on Samsung Book Deals to learn how this works.
- Blues Highway Blues (A Crossroads Thriller - Book 1), by Eyre Price
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Kindle Price: $4.99
Genres: fiction, thriller, adventure
Winner of the Best Book of the Year awarded by Blues411
Music mogul Daniel Erickson’s life has come to a perilous crossroads. Literally. He has a ruthless pair of killers on his tail and is chasing a million dollars that he owes a Russian mobster.
Standing along the same Mississippi highway where legend claims that bluesman Robert Johnson traded his immortal soul for matchless command of the guitar, Daniel finds himself on a path that parallels the evolution of American music from the Mississippi Delta to New Orleans and on to Memphis, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York, and Seattle.
At every stop, Daniel’s tour gets more dangerous with the hit men closing in, an FBI agent obsessed with his capture, and a rogue motorcycle gang hunting him down. Blues Highway Blues, Eyre Price’s debut novel, is a compelling and unique combination: part edge-of-your-seat road trip across America and part examination of the music that comprises its soundtrack.
- Henry and Rachel by Laurel Saville
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Kindle Price: $3.99
Genres: fiction, historical fiction
Brought to live with the George family as a child, all anyone knew about enigmatic Rachel was that she worked hard, making herself indispensable to the plantation. And she remained a mystery until the day she disappeared…even to her husband. Especially to her husband.
Henry was Rachel’s opposite—gregarious where she was quiet, fanciful where she was pragmatic. After years of marriage, Rachel left Henry and their oldest son without explanation and set off on a steamer for New York City with their other four children. Was her flight the ultimate act of betrayal or one of extraordinary courage? Eight characters connected by blood and circumstance reconstruct Rachel’s inexplicable vanishing act.
Weaving real family letters into this narrative of her own great-grandparents, Laurel Saville creates a historical novel of incredible depth and beauty.
- King of Swords (The Starfolk Book 1), by Dave Duncan
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Kindle Price: $4.99
Genres: science fiction, fantasy
Rigel has always known he is not quite human, but the only clue to his origin is the otherworldly bracelet he has worn since childhood.
His search for his parentage leads him to the Starlands, where reality and fantasy have changed places. There he learns that he is a human-starborn cross, and his bracelet is the legendary magical amulet Saiph, which makes its wearer an unbeatable swordsman. Fighting off monsters, battling a gang of assassins seeking to kill him, Rigel finds honorable employment as a hero. He knows that he must die very soon if he remains in the Starlands, but he has fallen hopelessly in love with a princess and cannot abandon her.
Through the imaginative landscape of the Starlands, Rigel's quest leads him to encounter minotaurs, sphinxes, cyclops, and more fearsome creatures in Dave Duncan's latest fantasy series.
- In Her Sights (A Montgomery Justice Novel Book 1), by Robin Perini
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
Kindle Price: $3.99
Genres: fiction, romantic suspense
Jasmine “Jazz” Parker, Jefferson County SWAT's only female sniper, can thread the eye of a needle with a bullet. But she carries a secret from her past that she thought she buried for good at the age of fifteen. Two years ago she even drove away the one man she believed she could love—ex-Army Ranger turned reporter Luke Montgomery—to keep her past hidden. Now, in a fleeting second, the time it takes for one clean shot, one perfect hit, to save the life of the governor's daughter, Jazz's world begins to crumble around her.
Luke splashes her face and name across the front page of the newspaper, reawakening her past with a vengeance. A vicious enemy is now bent on destroying her life, forcing Jazz to turn to the one man she can never have in order to stop a killer before she and everyone she cares about pays the ultimate price. Full of explosive action and almost unbearable suspense, In Her Sights is a relentless, steamy thriller surprisingly infused with soul and poignancy.
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- Blues Highway Blues (A Crossroads Thriller - Book 1), by Eyre Price
CODE OF THE LIFEMAKER
“Hogan skillfully draws the reader into a fascinating philosophical and theological debate, without ever forgetting he’s supposed to entertain and tell a good story.”
Long ago, an alien “searcher” ship flew too close to a star gone nova. Though heavily damaged, the ship landed on one of Saturn’s moons, Titan.
Attempting to fulfill its original function of seeding suitable planets for exploitation, the ship creates a bewildering society of self-replicating machines that gives rise to a bizarre ecosystem and culture with intelligent beings and organically grown houses.
The intelligent beings are known as Taloids and they have developed their own brand of religion around a mythical figure, a creator of machines, and hence, life.
When humans descend from the sky, the Taloids see them as those creators.
However, powerful financial and industrial interests are all set to exploit the moon and the Taloids to maximize Titan’s vast production potential and the future for the Taloids looks grim.
But they find a champion from an unexpected source. Karl Zambendorf is a “psychic” who has wrangled a place aboard the human mission to Titan. And when all of man’s forces are conspiring to ruthlessly exploit Titan and the Taloids, Zambendorf becomes their champion and in the process challenges not only the religious imperatives of the Taloids, but the core of our own beliefs as well.