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$2.99 January 2021 eBook Deals

If you need a good book (or two) to get you through the chilly start to the year, look no further! Check out the ebooks we have on sale throughout the month of January!


Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

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How do you move on when the world won’t let you?

12:46: Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop
12:47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her
12:52: The girl is missing . . .

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time—that’s all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction, Ted is now a free man—and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

There, Ted’s lawyer introduces him to eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation, a case full of deception and obsession, while secretly digging into her troubled past. The residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair’s every move . . . and the town offers no place to hide.

Gathering Dark, the third book in the Crimson Lake series, is on sale March 16th! Catch up on the series by downloading the ebook of Crimson Lake now!

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Strong from the Heart by Jon Land

Place holder  of - 2Caitlin Strong wages her own personal war on drugs against the true power behind the illicit opioid trade in Strong from the Heart, the blistering and relentless 11th installment in Jon Land’s award-winning series.

The drug crisis hits home for fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong when the son of her outlaw lover Cort Wesley Masters nearly dies from an opioid overdose. On top of that, she’s dealing with the inexplicable tragedy of a small Texas town where all the residents died in a single night.

When Caitlin realizes that these two pursuits are intrinsically connected, she finds herself following a trail that will take her to the truth behind the crisis that claimed 75,000 lives last year. Just in time, since the same force that has taken over the opiate trade has even more deadly intentions in mind, specifically the murder of tens of millions in pursuit of their even more nefarious goals.

The power base she’s up against—comprised of politicians and Big Pharma, along with corrupt doctors and drug distributors—has successfully beaten back all threats in the past. But they’ve never had to deal with the likes of Caitlin Strong before and have no idea what’s in store when the guns of Texas come calling.

At the root of the conspiracy lies a cabal nestled within the highest corridors of power that’s determined to destroy all threats posed to them. Caitlin and Cort Wesley may have finally met their match, finding themselves isolated and ostracized with nowhere to turn, even as they strive to remain strong from the heart.

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Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine by Donald Bain

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Donald Bain continues the beloved Capital Crimes series with Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine, a gripping tale of greed, betrayal—and murder.

If someone in the pharmaceutical industry came upon a cheaper, non-addictive, and more effective painkiller, would he kill for it?

Washington D.C. private detective Robert “Don’t call me Bobby” Brixton, along with his mentors, attorneys Mac and Annabel Smith, discover that the answer is a resounding “Yes,” as they try to help Jayla King, a medical researcher at a small D.C. pharmaceutical firm, carry on the work of her father. His experiments in the jungles of Papua New Guinea in search of such a breakthrough product led to his brutal murder and the theft of his papers.

Did Jayla’s father’s lab assistant kill the doctor and steal his research? Is this shadowy figure prepared to kill again to keep Jayla from profiting from her father’s work? Does her recent paramour’s romantic interest reflect his true feelings–or will he sell her out and reap the rewards for himself? And to what lengths would Big Pharma’s leading lobbyist go to cover up his involvement, and to protect a leading champion of the pharmaceutical industry–a Georgia senator with a shady past?

As Mac, Annabel, and Brixton soon realize, no pill can ease the pain that the answers to these questions inflict on everyone in this tale of greed, betrayal–and murder.

The 31st volume in the Margaret Truman’s Capital Crimes series, Murder on the Metro, is written by Jon Lan and is coming out on February 16th. Catch up on the series by downloading the ebook of Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine now!

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These sales end 1/31/2021 at 11:59 pm.

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New Releases: 2/27/18

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

Place holder  of - 68 Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father’s identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother’s best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Placeholder of  -53To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough

Barely three weeks after catching the killer of Erin’s mother and their biology teacher, Erin and her crew are back, up to their elbows in forensics projects. But this time it’s with the full approval of their parents.

With Uncle Victor at the helm, Erin and her best friends, Spam and Lysa, are prepping a new classroom for CSI summer camp, where they will serve as camp counselors. Meanwhile, Erin’s super-hot new boyfriend, Journey, is graduating, just in time for him to take a position as Victor’s intern in the new CSI lab on campus. Journey and Victor are going to take another look at the evidence in the murder trial that sent Journey’s father to prison. The girls are under strict orders not to meddle with the murder case, but that’s easier said than done…

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Starfire: Memory’s Blade by Spencer Ellsworth

Poster Placeholder of - 43 At the heart of the Dark Zone, a duel for the universe rages.

In an ancient Jorian temple, Jaqi faces John Starfire, the new ruler of the Empire. He has set all the worlds aflame in his quest to destroy humankind. Jaqi has sworn to stop him. Problem is, Jaqi isn’t much of a fighter.

Meanwhile, the sun-eating cosmic spiders, the Shir, have moved out of the Dark Zone and are consuming the galaxy. Araskar knows that he must hold them back, but to do that, he has to give himself over to the Resistance, under the command of John Starfire’s wife. And she wants him dead more than she wants the stars to live.

If Jaqi and Araskar can fight their way out, they can use a secret at the heart of the Dark Zone to free the galaxy, and end John Starfire’s new tyranny. They lose, and every star in the sky will go dark.

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Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson

The Branch and the Scaffold and Billy Gashade by Loren D. Estleman

Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger by Margaret Truman and Donald Bain

The Seventh Sun by Kent Lester

Tower Down by David Hagberg

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 8 Story and art by Kore Yamazaki

Don’t Meddle With My Daughter Vol. 3 Story and art by Nozomu Tamaki

Freezing Vol. 19-20 Story by Dall-Young Lim; Art by Kwang-Hyun Kim

Unmagical Girl Vol. 2 Story by Ryuichi Yokoyama; Art by Manmaru Kamitsuki

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New Releases: 12/5/17

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

Empire Games by Charles Stross

Place holder  of - 87 It’s 2020. Two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, are set on a collision course. Each timeline’s increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies are fumbling around in the dark, trying to find a solution to the first-contact problem that doesn’t result in a nuclear holocaust.

Hymn by Ken Scholes

Placeholder of  -87 The struggle between the Andro-Francine Order of the Named Lands and the Y’Zirite Empire has reached a terrible turning point. Believing that his son is dead, Rudolfo has pretended to join with the triumphant Y’zirite forces—but his plan is to destroy them all with a poison that is targeted only to the enemy.

In Y’Zir, Rudolfo’s wife Jin Li Tam is fighting a war with her own father which will bring that Empire to ruin.

The Macedonian by Nicholas Guild

Image Placeholder of - 53 On a cold, snow-swept night in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, a son is born to the king’s principal wife. His mother hates him for being his father’s child. His father hardly notices him. With two elder brothers, obscurity seems his destiny. The boy is sent off to be nursed by the chief steward’s wife.

Yet, in a moment of national crisis, when Macedon is on the verge of being torn apart, the prince raised by a servant finds himself proclaimed the king.

Mississippi Roll by George R.R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

Poster Placeholder of - 23 Now on its final voyage, the historical steamboat Natchez is known for her super-powered guest entertainers. But after the suspicious death of a crewmember, retired NY police detective Leo Storgman decides to make this incident his personal case. His findings only lead to a growing number of questions. Is there some truth behind the ghostly sightings of the steamboat’s first captain Wilbur Leathers? What secret does the current captain seem to be hiding? And could the Natchez be ferrying mysterious – and possibly dangerous – cargo onboard?

Strong to the Bone by Jon Land

Image Place holder  of - 78 1944: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a triple murder inside a Nazi POW camp in Texas.

The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself pursuing the killer her father never caught in the most personal case of her career—a conspiracy stretching from that Nazi POW camp to a modern-day neo-Nazi gang.

The Sword of Midras by Tracy Hickman and Richard Garriott

The world died during the Fall.

Abandoned by the mighty Avatars and their Virtues, the people who remained were left defenseless in an untamed land. That is, until the Obsidians came. Through dark sorcery and overwhelming force the Obsidian Empire brought order to chaos, no matter the cost.

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Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

The Dosadi Experiment and the Eyes of Heisenberg by Frank Herbert

Dream West by David Nevin

Duel by Richard Matheson

Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine by Margaret Truman and Donald Bain

The Rising by Heather Graham and Jon Land

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Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor Vol. 2 Story by Tarou Hitsuji; Art by Aosa Tsunemi

Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Vol. 2 Story by Leiji Matsumoto; Art by Kouichi Shimahoshi

Dragonar Academy Vol. 13 Story by Shiki Mizuchi; Art by Ran

Magika Swordsman and Summoner Vol. 8 Story by Mitsuki Mihara; Art by MonRin

To Love Ru Darkness Vol. 1 Story and Art by Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi

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New Releases: 6/7/16

Here’s what went on sale today!

738 Days by Stacey Kade

738 Days by Stacey KadeAt fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine by Margaret Truman and Donald Bain

Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine by Margaret Truman and Donald Bain

Washington D.C. private detective Robert “Don’t call me Bobby” Brixton, along with his mentors, attorneys Mac and Annabel Smith, discover that the answer is a resounding “Yes,” as they try to help Jayla King, a medical researcher at a small D.C. pharmaceutical firm, carry on the work of her father. His experiments in the jungles of Papua New Guinea in search of such a breakthrough product led to his brutal murder and the theft of his papers.

Did Jayla’s father’s lab assistant kill the doctor and steal his research? Is this shadowy figure prepared to kill again to keep Jayla from profiting from her father’s work? Does her recent paramour’s romantic interest reflect his true feelings–or will he sell her out and reap the rewards for himself? And to what lengths would Big Pharma’s leading lobbyist go to cover up his involvement, and to protect a leading champion of the pharmaceutical industry–a Georgia senator with a shady past?

Pathfinder Tales: Liar’s Bargain by Tim Pratt

Pathfinder Tales: Liar’s Bargain by Tim PrattThe sequel to Hugo Award Winner Tim Pratt’s Liar’s Island! For charming con man Rodrick and his talking sword Hrym, life is all about taking what you can and getting away clean. But when the pair are arrested in the crusader nation of Lastwall, Rodrick faces immediate execution, with Hrym spending the rest of eternity trapped in an enchanted scabbard. Their only hope lies in a secret government program in which captured career criminals are teamed up and sent on suicide missions too sensitive for ordinary soldiers. Trapped between almost certain death and actual certain death, the two join forces with a team of rogues and scoundrels, ready to serve their year-long tenure as best they can. Yet not everyone in their party is what they seem, and a death sentence may only be the start of the friends’ problems.

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Infomocracy by Malka Older

Infomocracy by Malka OlderIt’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?

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The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron

The Dog Master by W. Bruce CameronSet against the most dramatic time in our species’ history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribe’s struggle for survival and one extraordinary man’s bond with a wolf-a friendship that changed mankind forever

NEW IN MANGA:

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 3 by Rifujin na Magonote

The Other Side of Secret Vol. 1 by Yoshikawa Hideaki

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New Releases: 5/31/16

Here’s what went on sale today!

Dancer’s Lament by Ian C. Esslemont

Dancer’s Lament by Ian C. EsslemontEsslemont’s all-new prequel trilogy takes readers deeper into the politics and intrigue of the New York Times bestselling Malazan Empire. Dancer’s Lamentfocuses on the genesis of the empire, and features Dancer, the skilled assassin, who, alongside the mage Kellanved, would found the Malazan empire.

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron HurleyThe book collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including “We Have Always Fought,” which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.

Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and others on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.

Trail of Echoes by Rachel Howzell Hall

Trail of Echoes by Rachel Howzell HallOn a rainy spring day in Los Angeles, homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton is called away from a rare lunch date to Bonner Park, where the body of thirteen-year-old Chanita Lords has been discovered. When Lou and her partner, Colin Taggert, take on the sad task of informing Chanita’s mother, Lou is surprised to find herself in the apartment building she grew up in.

Chanita was interested in photography and, much like Lou, a girl destined to leave the housing projects behind. Her death fits a chilling pattern of exceptional girls–dancers, artists, honors scholars-gone recently missing in the same school district, the one Lou attended not so long ago.

NOW IN PAPERBACK:

The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán

The End of All Things by John Scalzi

The Long High Noon and The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion by Loren D. Estleman

Margaret Truman’s Internship in Murder by Margaret Truman and Donald Bain

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

NEW IN MANGA:

A Certain Scientific Accelerator Vol. 3 Story by Kazuma Kamachi; Art by Yamaji Arata

Non Non Biyori Vol.4 by Atto

See upcoming releases.

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