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With an age-old curse, romance, and edge-of-the-seat suspense, Misa Ramirez’ A Deadly Curse is a fantastic 5-star read. Here’s a free sample of our Kindle Nation eBook of the Day!

High school teacher Johanna Rios’ world turns upside down when a former student turns up drowned, dressed like the crying woman in the legend of la Llorona. The curse is back, and Johanna must join with her principal to confront the legend, the curse, and the man behind the killings. A Deadly Curse by Misa Ramirez.


Here’s the set-up for Misa Ramirez’s A Deadly Curse, just $4.95 on Kindle:

Most people think the Spanish legend of la Llorona, a woman who killed her children to be with the man she loved, is just a story.


High school teacher, Johanna Rios, knows the truth. A descendant of la Llorona’s one surviving child, Joanna’s mother fell victim to the curse, drowning as she tried to kill Johanna and her sister Carmen. When one of Johanna’s former students, dressed in a white peasant dress like the crying woman herself, turns up drowned in the San Julio River, Johanna’s world turns upside down.

The curse is back.

Single father Ray Vargas is filled with guilt. His daughter’s friend, a former student from the high school where he’s principal, is dead and he could have prevented it. When Johanna Rios, one of his teachers, reveals her obsession with la Llorona and thinks three more people will die, each one representing a different version of the crying woman’s story, he will do whatever it takes to stop the killings from happening.

But with danger closing in and his own daughter at risk, Ray must join forces with Johanna to confront the legend, the curse, and the man behind the killings.


From the reviewers:

I’d read Misa’s other books (in the Lola Cruz series), so when I picked this one up, I already knew she could write. I didn’t know she could be chilling. This is a creepy book, in the very best sense of the word. Great protagonists, great supporting characters, and an interesting, fast-paced story with a surprise twist at the end that I, at least, didn’t see coming. Highly recommended!

I first found Misa Ramirez through her Lola Cruz mystery series and just adored her voice and story-telling, and I’m thrilled she’s released even more stories. With an ages old curse, romance, and edge-of-the-seat suspense, A Deadly Curse is a fantastic read.

Misa Ramirez is a master storyteller, and the legend she brings to these pages is a fascinating realm in which to get to know her talent.

I don’t often read romantic suspense…I’m more of a Cozy Mystery Chick…but I’ll read every one of Misa’s books.

This is a Must-Read that you simply won’t be able to put down ’til The End…then you’ll be diving right into her next one!

A Deadly Curse is a wild ride of smokin’ hot Texas romance and the eerie curse of la Llorona. So glad I bought this book!

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Jimmy O’Brien, defense attorney to the dregs of the criminal world, is on the case in our Kindle Nation eBook of the Day, Jeff Sherratt’s LA film noir mystery Detour to Murder. About $2.50 on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

After 29 years of silence a convicted murderer’s changed tune threatens secrets that could destroy the underground aristocracy that has held power for years in the city of broken dreams. 

Here’s the set-up for Jeff Sherratt’s Detour to Murder, just $2.51 on Kindle:

In 1945, the semi-nude body of a woman is found in a two-bit Hollywood motel, a telephone cord wrapped around her throat; face frozen in a grimace of horror. The stolen car of a murdered motorist is parked in the motel parking lot, the owner lying broken and dead on the side of an Arizona highway. 

Al Roberts confesses and has spent the last 29 years in prison. Now, nearly three decades after meekly confessing, the aged Roberts swears his innocence. Jimmy O’Brien, defense attorney to the dregs of the criminal world, must find out why. 

Why did Roberts give a false confession? And why has he waited 29 years to tell the truth? 

O’Brien digs into the past, igniting a powder-keg that threatens to expose the long-held secrets behind Detour, the iconic Hollywood film documenting Roberts’ story. Secrets that could destroy the underground aristocracy that has held power in Los Angeles, city of broken dreams, for years. 

Jimmy’s ordeal takes him from the bleakness of Roberts’ prison cell to the seedy streets of Hollywood, frantically searching to find out who took this DETOUR TO MURDER.

From the Reviewers:

DETOUR TO MURDER is smoothly written and incredibly intriguing. I’m hooked on the Jimmy O’Brien series, and fell deeper in love with his cast of characters, particularly Rita and Sol. The feel of the time period is authentic, beautifully rooted. The story has enough twists and turns to keep you up at night, and Sherratt’s talent weaving the tangled web is superb.

If you like noir mystery, or if you don’t know if you like noir mystery, you must read Detour to Murder, by Jeff Sherratt. Heck, if you just like mysteries, read this book. 

Newport Beach author Jeff Sherratt brings his cop-turned-lawyer hero Jimmy O Brien back for a third adventure in this noir set in Southern California in the 1970s.   Sherratt does a great job with snappy comedic dialog and evocative descriptions of the Southland from the gritty streets of Downey to Chino, Los Feliz, Hollywood and the coast north of Santa Barbara. The story involves stolen identity, political corruption and tragic romance, as well as murder. What more can a reader ask? –OC Metro


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Gothic Historical Fantasy at its best! Karen Nilsen’s The Witch Awakening is our Kindle Nation eBook of the Day – Just $2.99 on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

When her romance interferes with court plots and family duty, Safire must confront the dark secrets of the House of Landers alone. What she finds there proves to be a test of her unusual gifts, a test that could free the soul of a haunted man–or end in her death.

“The characters are full-bodied, the dialogue is terse and irreverent, the action is exciting and clever – and the book, all 414 pages of it, never has a boring moment.” –Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine

“Love at first sight, frightening battles, court intrigue and vengeful spirits abound in The Witch Awakening . . . This book is a wonderful read. I found it hard to put down.” –Cgrotpeter from NightOwlReviews.com

Here’s the set-up for Karen Nilsen’s The Witch Awakening:

The odor of burning flesh and the screams of those condemned to the flames disturb the dreams of young Safire of Long Marsh. 


Safire struggles to keep the curse of her psychic abilities secret, lest she be burned at the stake as a witch in her native land Cormalen. Forced to keep her talents hidden instead of learning how to use them, Safire is ill-prepared to face the evil that awaits her. 

When she meets the rebellious Merius of Landers, a nobleman determined to escape his overbearing father’s influence, she finally finds someone who accepts her. But their romance interferes with court plots and family duty and ultimately leads Safire to confront the dark secrets of the House of Landers alone. 

What she finds there proves to be a test of her unusual gifts, a test that could free the soul of a haunted man–or end in her death. 

A Brief Excerpt From Chapter 20 of Witch Awakening
. . . I grabbed the back of a chair to steady myself, but the chair began to jerk about violently, drumming against the floorboards.

Instantly, Safire was up and across the chamber. She rested her hand on my arm, her touch cool. “Shh, it’s all right.”

I snatched my arm from her grasp. “How dare you touch me?”

She grabbed my other arm with both hands.

“Damn witch!” I sworek and raised my palm to slap her away, but then I froze, my hand in midair. A strange sensation was running up my arm from her hands, a tingling warmth that moved through the veins to my heart and then to the rest of my body. All my muscles loosened, as if I’d just had several shots of the best whiskey, and the shaking stopped. 

“What the hell?” I muttered. “What in God’s good name was that?”

“Shh. It’s all right.” She looked up at me, her grip on my arm slackening. Her eyes were clear and bright as green glass, her voice low and soothing. I found myself staring down at her as if in a trance. What sort of pact had Merius made with the devil for this creature?

“You’ve cursed me,” I said flatly, though the words seemed to be another’s, not mine . 


As a child, Karen suffered frequent bouts of insomnia. The only way she could settle into sleep many nights was to imagine stories that played out like movies on the dark ceiling over her bed. Since her mean parents refused to replace the TV after the cat blew it up by peeing on the cord, all Karen had left to entertain herself in the lone wilds of the Minnesota wilderness were books and her own stories. 

As Karen grew, the stories grew with her. One day when she was fourteen, she told her mother one of these stories for probably the hundredth time. Her mother, who knew Karen very well, turned to her and said, “You know, Karen, you keep talking about these stories, but you never write them down. You keep saying you’re going to write a novel, but I don’t believe that you will.” 

This comment infuriated Karen so much that she started writing her stories down and hasn’t stopped since.

Awards, etc.
Tied for Second Place in the Fort Bend Writers’ Guild 2008 Novel Contest 
Won Fifth Place in the Writing Show 2008 First Chapter Contest
Editor, Counterpoint Literary Magazine, 2000-2001
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Grace Elliot’s 5-star debut novel A Dead Man’s Debt is an absorbing regency romance, a story of blackmail, duty and unexpected love. Just $2.99 on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

Nothing is as it seems for Miss Celeste Armitage. But will her resolve never to marry stand when she finds herself dangerously attracted to exactly the sort of rogue she is sworn to avoid?

Here’s the set-up for A Dead Man’s Debt by Grace Elliot:

A Dead Man’s Debt – a story of blackmail, duty and an unexpected love.

After publically humiliating a suitor, Miss Celeste Armitage is sent from the Ton in disgrace and resolves never to marry. But when she comes across a sketch book of nude studies and discovers the artist is her hostess’s eldest son, Lord Ranulf Charing, she finds herself dangerously attracted to exactly the sort of rogue she is sworn to avoid.


Nothing is as it seems. Lord Ranulf’s life is a facade and he is being blackmailed over his late brother’s debts. But just as the darkly restless Ranulf unexpectedly learns to love, the vengeful fury of his nemesis unleashed.

In order to protect Celeste, Lord Ranulf faces a stark choice between duty and true love…
However Ranulf has underestimated Miss Armitage’s stubborn resolve to clear his name, and in so doing places the woman he loves in mortal danger…

About the  Author :

Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. She is addicted to cats and is housekeeping staff for five adorable moggies; Wallace, Gromit, Pilchard, Widget and her daughter Noni.

Grace started writing as an escape from an emotionally demanding job. Her debut novel, ‘A Dead Man’s Debt,’ is an absorbing regency romance, a story of blackmail, duty and unexpected love.

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Lindsay Buroker and her 18-year-old heroine Kali McAlister weave Steampunk novella magic in Flash Gold – Just 99 cents on Kindle for the perfect weekend read!

Here’s the set-up for Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker:

18-year-old Kali McAlister enters her steam-powered “dogless sled” in a race to win the $1000 prize and escape the Yukon  forever. But fortune seekers and airship pirates are stalking her for the secret to flash gold, her late father’s alchemical masterpiece.


With her modified rifle and a pocketful of home-made smoke bombs, Kali wouldn’t normally hide from a confrontation, but taking on a whole airship single-handedly is a daunting task. Unfortunately, the other racers won’t assist her–they’re too busy scheming ways to sabotage her unorthodox sled.

When a sword-slinging stranger shows up, wanting to hire on as her protector, she’s sure he has ulterior motives, but he’s the only one interested in helping her. The question is…why?

An 18,000-word (80 page) novella

From Reviewer Amber Miller:

Though it’s a stand alone adventure that takes place over a 3 day dog sled race, it feels like the pilot of a television series in that I could see it setting up lots of future adventures. The flash gold especially is more introduced than explored in full here, and I am curious to learn more about it as well as the background of the two main characters. 

The main female lead, Kali, is smart and tough while still being vulnerable and easy to identify with. I like that the story opens with her tinkering on her steam sled, one of her many inventions, and she’s holding a wrench and covered in grease when our mysterious stranger (Cedar) walks in. My kind of lady. 

The story was fast-paced with enough going on to keep my interest. I think steampunk fans will find enough steam-ish inventions to satisfy them, though I’ve noticed the author isn’t one to throw in a lot of extraneous gadgets and gizmos just to add steampunk flair. 

I’m tagging this young adult since the main character is eighteen, and there’s nothing too racy in the story, but I liked it fine as an adult reader too. A fun fantasy adventure in a setting that will be familiar to those who read Jack London as kids. 


I’ve been writing fantasy novels and short stories since I was seven. I’ve been finishing them since… well, that’s a more recent development.

I’m a professional blogger for my day job, and I live in the Seattle area (“area” is code for ‘I couldn’t afford a house within twenty miles of the city limits and my neighbors have alpacas’). I have two vizslas who are as spoiled as most people’s kids. Occasionally they let me leave the house to play tennis, go to the coffee shop, or take a yoga class.

My “Goblin Brothers” short stories are available on Amazon, and the first novel featuring those characters will be out in 2011. I have two more fantasy novels coming for the Kindle. Check back!

Visit the author’s blog at http://www.lindsayburoker.com/

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Author Lucy Kevin has a knack for nostalgically whisking women back to their Twenties. Take the trip right now with a free sample of our eBook of the day, Falling Fast

Here’s the set-up for Falling Fast by Lucy Kevin:


When Alexa is sent by a magazine to be an undercover contestant on the reality TV series “Falling For Mr. Right” she assumes the worst part of the assignment will be having to act like a brainless bimbo to win the affection of an arrogant guy out looking for his 15 minutes of fame. Color her shocked when it turns out not only are several of her fellow contestants intelligent, funny women…but Brandon – aka Mr. Right – isn’t at all the kind of guy she thought he’d be.


What’s Alexa supposed to do when instead of digging up dirt for her cover story, she finds herself falling way too fast for the guy she’s supposed to tear apart in her first big feature story?
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About the Author:

Lucy Kevin is also the author of SEATTLE GIRL (A young adult romance about love, sex…and my really big mouth) and two other books in the Kindle Store. She loves to read everything from teen fiction to chick lit to romance, especially Meg Cabot, Susan Mallery, Sophie Kinsella, Nora Roberts, and Ally Carter.

Visit the author on the web at  http://lucykevin.blogspot.com/

In lieu of the reviews sure to come for Falling Fast, look at what 17 reviewers have said of Kevin’s other work:

Seattle Girl was a funny and realistic book, which took me back to my twenties, where I sometimes felt like everything was not going to plan and nothing would work out right, but looking back, it was I time that I would never forget or regret. The character of Georgia is a character that I feel many women, young and older (like me) can relate too and taking the journey with her was entertaining and interesting.

Really enjoyed the book. Kept me interested throughout and was riveting. I could relate to the main character and enjoyed her little journey. Would definitely recommend for any chick-lit fans!

Seattle Girl was a fun and real easy read! For me gets to the point that I get sad that the story is getting to an end, it’s really that good. Most of all, what I really loved about this book is the friendship that is being presented in Georgia, Diane & Seth. Love It! Looking forward to Lucy’s other two books.

Seattle Girl was entertaining from start to finish. The main character, Georgia, is easy to relate to and so much like I was in my early 20’s that sometimes I felt I was reading my autobiography. Fun, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable! I can’t wait to read something else by Lucy Kevin…..a delightful treat all the way around.

Seattle Girl was very entertaining. Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down. The main characters are easy to love! I would highly recommend reading this book…it’s great for reading on the beach or while walking on the treadmill!
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