Some people survive life’s blows whilst others become “mad, bad or sad”. Swimming Upstream is the story of a survivor, Lizzie, whose life takes a series of dramatic twists after she steps into the path of an oncoming car.
Readers who like Eat, Pray, Love will like SWIMMING UPSTREAM.
Ms. Mancini’s inspiration for Swimming Upstream came from a painful relationship breakup many years ago when issues from her own past came rearing up to haunt her. She then became interested in the question as to why some people survive life’s challenges whilst others go under in one way or another. British actress Kate Beckinsale would play Lizzie.
This is available for $3.99 on April 21st.
It was as if we were having two different conversations. Which wasn’t that surprising after all, as we were clearly having two entirely different experiences of breaking up. His was soft, cushioned; Jude and his friends had broken his fall. Mine was cold, empty and bereft. I was freefalling in space and time, with nobody standing by to stop me hurtling headlong into obscurity.
I was born in South London and educated in Cambridge and London. I now live with my husband and two children in Oxfordshire. I’m a legal-aid lawyer and writer. My eldest child has a severe learning disability and so juggling working as a lawyer, writing and caring for my sons is a challenge to say the least! I think it’s true to say that I have had my fair share of loss, trauma and difficulties over the years and it has got me interested in the subject of resilience and what it is that enables some people to survive life’s challenges whilst others become “mad, bad or sad”. That’s the underlying theme of my novel.
MY FAVORITE FOOD: I love wine, cheese and reading in bed! I also love good movies.
MY FAVORITE BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
MY FAVORITE MOVIE: Thelma and Louise. I love American movies generally and am fascinated with the American landscape and countryside as well as the people. But I also love the two women’s fight against injustice and male chauvinism. Right on sisters!.
Here’s a fun, light mystery for your weekend. Wrecked by Carol Higgins Clark is $3.79 today.
Looking for a new contemporary fantasy serise to get in to? You’ve come to the right place. Born of Shadows By New York Times Bestelling author, Sherilyn Kenyon is only $1.99 for Kindle today. A Modern Witch, the first book in a great contemporary fantasy series, is only $3.99 today.
Save $14 on The Thirteenth Tale, a literary novel with over 600 5-star reviews on Amazon. Testimony by Anita Shreve is $2.99 for Kindle today.
The FATED SAGA follows the lives of 13 year old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, who have little time to help a young man who has been left behind after his caravan travels through a magical portal without him.
Readers who enjoyed Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Beautiful Creatures will like the FATED SAGA.
Rachel Humphrey Daigle was inspired by her gypsyesque past and love for fantasy to write the FATED SAGA.
Kanda paused, again, this time, casting her gaze directly into the eyes of the twins, sitting side by side. “Truth is the only real power,” she spoke profoundly. “Truth is freedom. Not pursuing it is a life of captivity!”
RACHEL HUMPHREY D’AIGLE
Rachel Humphrey – D’aigle was born in Malden Massachusetts, in July of 1973. A few months later the Great Chelsea Fire burned the family home and business. After spending the next 8 years traveling around New England as migrant workers (in attempts to rebuild their lives), her family finally settled down in Freedom, Maine. At the University of Maine, she met and married her husband, Gypsy Jazz musician and Luthier, Rich D’aigle. They currently reside in the state of Utah, in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley alongside two furry beasties.
My favorite foods are all in the books! Whoopie Pies, Creme Horns, Ployes, Blackberry Dumplings- bit of a sugar addict! I love anything book/movie/tv show related that is sci-fi/ fantasy or paranormal oriented.
ORIGINS centers around Colye, who faces being diagnosed with leukemia. He is placed into an experimental trial after traditional therapies fail. Coyle seems to not only have gotten better, but acquired some amazing abilities. Abilities with which he will have to use to reverse a threat to the entire world.
ORIGINS is a young adult medical thriller with high action that is sure to make the pages fly!
Mr. Tandberg was inspired to write ORIGINS from his days as a medical student. This novel served as a release from the emotions he felt from watching patients and their families through various moments of joy and sadness. If there was a movie made from his book, Logan Lerman or Matt Shively would play Coyle.
This book will be available for $0.99 on April 20.
Tucked deep within my brain and heart grew a desire to write. The path to become a physician kept that desire at bay while I studied and spent many sleepless nights at the hospital. Eventually, it could not be contained any more and out came Origins (The Infusion Series) and Daydreaming Davey, my first novel and children’s book. Now, my time is divided between my family, work, and late night writing sessions. Writing lets me explore my experiences in medicine and share them with everyone who will listen. I live with my supporting wife and kids in the Land of Enchantment.
Favorite food: Pad Thai vs. Buffalo Wings
Favorite place to write: The bedroom (I know, a little odd)
Favorite music: Currently I can’t get enough of Imagine Dragons
Favorite TV Show: Addicted to The Walking Dead
LEAVING THE HALL LIGHT ON is a moving story of a mother’s struggle to help her bipolar son and coping with his death. Madeline describes her life when her son Paul is diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a psychotic break at 19. She goes on to talk about life with Paul and finding meaning in her life after his suicide.
Readers of A Year of Magical Thinking , The Liars’ Club, and The Glass Castle will appreciate LEAVING THE HALL LIGHT ON.
Ms. Sharples came about writing this book from her experiences with audience members from her talks. She wanted to share her story with others as a way to erase the stigma of mental illness and to help others cope with the suicide of a loved one.
This will be available on April 20 for $0.99.
One night right before the first Thanksgiving after Paul’s death, Sherry left a basket on my doorstep. Her note said that she dreaded the holidays after her mother died, so she gathered—“harvested” was the word she used—a few things to ease the holiday season for me. As I read her note and looked through the basket, I cried. Among the items inside was a book about coping with the loss of a love. This one was in poetry—she knew I wrote poetry—and the first book I was able to concentrate on enough to read through after Paul died. She also included a journal, a sweet smelling candle, a box of absolutely delicious chocolate covered graham crackers, and a smooth gray stone. This stone became my biggest comfort. Just large enough to fit in the palm of my hand, it feels the perfect size when I close my hand around it. One edge is round and the other is triangular. One side is plain; the other has the word “son” carved into it. My little stone became my night-time friend. I soon got into the habit of going to bed with it. Once settled, I held it on my chest just between my breasts. I liked its coldness on my aching heart. It helped me relax. Holding it in my hand and reading the word with my thumb also helped. I carried it around in my pocket for a while. I wanted to feel that it was there for me. Then, I began to wonder about my own sanity. Was I trying to exchange my son for a stone? When I got more together and began to feel better, I let go of it and let it rest on another item from that basket—a little, silk-covered, sachet pillow that smells like lavender. It has hand-painted butterflies and the word “heal” printed on the silk. They are still there on my bedside table after all these years.
I worked for most of my professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant writer, and proposal manager. But my love of poetry and creative writing began in grade school. I pursued my writing interests to high school while studying journalism and writing for the high school newspaper, and studied journalism in college. However, I only began to fulfill my dream to be a professional writer later in life. In addition to “Leaving the Hall Light On,” I co-authored “Blue-Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs” and co-edited the poetry anthology, “The Great American Poetry Show” Volumes 1 and 2. My poetry also accompanies the work of photographer Paul Blieden in two of his books, “The Emerging Goddess” and “Intimacy.” I live in Manhattan Beach, California, with Bob, my husband of 40 years.
A VIEW TO DIE FOR is a suspenseful mystery with an odd couple for detectives – Jake, an freelance software engineer and a prediliction for McDonalds, and his golden retriever, Fred. Jake comes to his sister’s aide when she is accused of murder in a black widow insurance scam.
Fans of David Rosenfelt Lawrence’s Block Burglar Books and Dean Koontz will enjoy A VIEW TO DIE FOR.
The author, Richard Houston, was inspired to write this novel from his discovery of a cave on his property and watching a tv show about Jesse James and the Golden Circle. He pictures George Clooney as Jake.
“What do you think, Boy? Did Jesse James really hide his coins here?” This time, Fred answered by running ahead to the cave. It was conceivable that Jesse’s gang had hidden some of their stolen loot along the river. Missouri was a Union state during the civil war, but someone forgot to tell the proud rebels of Truman and the rest of the Ozarks – including the James brothers. The brothers had been raised in Missouri and must have known the Osage River well. After the South lost the war, they returned to Missouri and continued their own private war against the local banks and trains. I figured the link to the James gang made the coins worth far more than the gold they were struck from. If the story could be verified, the coins would be worth a small fortune, maybe enough to kill for.
Richard is working on his third career. His first was as a carpenter and roofer for twenty years while working his way through college. With a BS in Math he spent the next twenty-five years as a successful software engineer by working on the Space Shuttle at both Vandenberg AFB, and Johnson Space Center. He then went on to start Master Mind SofTools where he developed software for fortune 500 companies.
My favorite place to write is my writing desk overlooks Lake of The Ozarks. It’s a great place to watch the boats and birds, but a terrible distraction for writing. Thus, it’s usually only after two am that I get any real work accomplished.
“Funny”, “Sexy”, “Romantic” describe all 3 of our romance finds for today. A Walk in the Park is $1.99 for Kindle today. Barbara Freethy’s moving novel Don’t Say a Word is 99c for Kindle today. Crazy Little Things was a 2013 RITA® Finalist for Best First Book and is laugh-out-loud funny. It’s $3.99 today.
All three of this novels by award-winning and acclaimed authors are not to be missed. Cain by Jose Saramago (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998) is only $4.09 for Kindle today (save over $10). Save $19 on The Good House, the latest release by Ann Leary. Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane has over 400 5-star reviews and is only $4.99 today (save $10).
If you’re looking for gore, Kill Whitey by Stoker-winner Brian Keene is for you. Blue November Storms is a quick read with great pacing. Both are 99c Today.
HUNTING THE SNARK is the next installment in the thrilling Alice in Deadland Adventure series. Alice has helped free the people of Wonderland, but what happens when there is another threat? What will she learn when she goes to the land of parents – the United States of America?
HUNTING THE SNARK captivates the reader until the very end and will have you hoping for another adventure down the rabbit hole.
This will be available on April 19 for $0.99.
Mainak Dhar is a cubicle dweller by day and author by night. His first “published” work was a stapled collection of Math solutions and poems (he figured nobody would pay for his poems alone) that he sold to his classmates in Grade 7, and spent the proceeds on ice cream and comics. Mainak was a bestselling author in his native India with titles published by major houses like Penguin and Random House and with one of his novels (Herogiri) being made into a major motion picture. In early 2011, he began to use Amazon to reach international readers through his ebooks and became one of the leading independent authors in the world with more than 100,000 books sold in his first year. He has thirteen books to his credit including the bestselling Alice in Deadland trilogy.
ARCHANGELS: RISE OF THE JESUITS is a pulse-pounding thriller that combines authentic history with riveting suspense of first-rate fiction. When control of the Vatican and its finances is at stake, the devil is in the details, and no one plays fair.
Newly installed Pope Francis is a Jesuit. Could art be imitating real life in ARCHANGELS : RISE OF THE JESUITS or could it be the other way around?
Fans of Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code will like ARCHANGELS : RISE OF THE JESUITS.
Ms. Tavakoli was inspired to write this novel by real-life murders, intrigue, and scandal surrounding the Vatican hierarchy and the Vatican bank.
This will be available for $3.99 on April 19th.
Janet Tavakoli is an internationally renowned expert, consultant, author and speaker in complex financial products. Her non-fiction finance books are global bestsellers in their respective fields. She brings to fiction her penetrating insights and knowledge of behind the scenes politics and finance to create an exciting and believable blend of fast-moving fiction and headline-making news.
My favorite place to write is on location. My favorite foods are the fresh foods of each season. A fresh ripened peach or apricot can be heaven on a hot summer day. A plate of homemade pasta with vegetables and seafood may be nirvana in winter.
Go back to post World War II America with BLACK FOREST. Arthur Murray, back from hunting Nazis in Europe, is now living as an insurance salesman in Manhattan. Then Arthur receives a late night phone call from his father. Soon Arthur is caught up in a web of sex, lies, murder, corruption, and international intrigue that threaten national security and the lives of those he holds dear. The hunter has become the hunted.
Fans of Ken Follett, Dennis LeHane, and John LeCarre will like BLACK FOREST.
Mr. Thayer was inspired to write BLACK FOREST from his experience as an insurance investigator in the sixties. He pictures John Hamm as Arthur Murray.
This is available for $2.99 on April 19th.
I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to be a writer. I am sure that there must have been. I think books make us all civilized. At least more civilized. My small contribution to the human experience is very gratifying and I am fortunate to be able to do it.
Favorite Food: Seafood risotto
Favorite Place to Write: I can write anywhere.
Favorite Music: All kinds of blues.
Favorite TV show: MI5
We picked four great deals on spine-tingling novels today: two thrillers and two horror novels.
David Baldacci’s THE INNOCENT, on sale for $3.99 today, is a government-inspired thriller that is “masterfully told.” Nelson DeMille’s PLUM ISLAND ($3.49 today) is more of a murder mystery.
For the horror picks: we have MILE 81, a $1.99 novel from Stephen King, and DON’T BREATHE A WORD, a haunting supernatural tale. Warning: nightmares may occur after reading. Not for the faint of heart.
These deals are good on April 18!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a historical fantasy that is so wildly popular, Hollywood made it into a movie. The book is only $3.49 today – so grab it and dive into a world where the US President is also a fighter of the undead.
The Rose Garden ($4.99 today) is also a historical fantasy, but with less vampires and more romance. If you’re a fan of time-travel romantic fantasies, you’ll love this one.
These deals are good on 4/18.
We may tell jokes about Chuck Norris, but did you know he’s a bestselling author as well as a movie star? His autobiography AGAINST ALL ODDS is highly rated, and is only $2.99 today.
AMERICAN SNIPER is the autobiography of a Navy Seal who happens to be the most lethal sniper in American military history. His story is unique and powerful, and is only $4.99 today.
These deals are good on 4/18.
Debbie Macomber fans: her novel 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD is only $4.99 today (usually $10). Macomber is wonderful at weaving love into hard situations like divorce – and this novel is a great example of that talent.
Teen romance readers: VAIN has 386 5-star reviews on Amazon. It’s the tale of Sophie Price, a girl who was the object of every man’s desire, and is now someone that nobody wants around. It’s moving and original, and only $0.99.
These deals are good on 4/18.
A wealthy Frenchman in need of a temporary wife makes a deal with a tabloid journalist who’s posing as a down-on-her-luck American actress in THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN.
This is the first book in a series of romances by Sandra Edwards that you don’t want to miss.
This book is only $0.99 (usually $5) on April 18. Pick it up while it’s on sale!
THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN is also available for $0.99 on Nook.
The premise of THE HANGMAN’S REPLACEMENT: if the only way to keep your family from starvation was to become an executioner – would you do it?
Follow the story of a desperate Zimbabwean as he grapples with ethics in this dystopian thriller.
This gripping, powerful novel is only $2.99 through April 21. It’s available on Nook as well!