Here is today's selection of free and bargain Kindle books!

The Donzerly Light, by Ryne Douglas Pearson. (Still free?)

This book happens to be one of the first I ever read on my Kindle... and some of its imagery has never left me. Ryne Douglas Pearson serves it up again with a memorable story and unforgettable characters. Get this free today!

"Donzerly Light is a rich and exciting journey that follows its hero, Jay Brady, from great heights to deep despair all while he unravels personal mysteries and seeks to understand bizarre circumstances. It's a character-rich excursion tinged with what might be termed magic realism, reminiscent of Dean Koontz or "Last Call" by Tim Powers but unique, fresh and captivating in its own right." -- Sidney Williams, Amazon reviewer

Knowing (Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne) screenwriter Ryne Douglas Pearson brings a terrifying tale of dark forces to life in The Donzerly Light.

Jay Grady wakes up in handcuffs. Sitting at a table in an isolated room. Across from him sits a man who wants Jay to recount his life. Every detail of it.

If not, he'll kill him.

So begins Jay's reluctant journey to a past he's tried to forget. From his days ruling Wall Street as an impossibly intuitive stock picker, to just a few hours earlier, when he pumped six bullets into a transient outside a dying Missouri town. A drifter he'd once thought was just an ordinary man.

But he was far from ordinary. And Jay came to realize he was not a man at all, but something darker. Something sinister.

An evil he was destined to face.

Praise for Ryne Douglas Pearson's novels...

"A must... A gripping blend of techno-thriller and detective story... The suspense runs at a high pitch" Publishers Weekly for 'Cloudburst'

"Mind-boggling... A hyperreal whiz-bang novel by a gifted high-tech specialist" Kirkus Reviews for 'Cloudburst'

"Suspenseful and filled with precise descriptions of weaponry; will appeal to Tom Clancy's readers" Booklist for 'October's Ghost'

"Pearson delivers another riveting technothriller... Highly recommended" Library Journal for 'October's Ghost'

"...chillingly prescient...down-to-the-wire suspense" Publishers Weekly for 'Capitol Punishment'

"Action-packed and fast-paced... Keeps the reader flipping pages frantically" Library Journal for 'Simple Simon'

"Excellent entertainment from first page to last" Booklist for 'Simple Simon'

"Aerodynamic prose and superb pacing... A one-sitting book that will make the hours fly by" Publishers Weekly for 'Simple Simon'

"An interesting twist on the serial-killer thriller" Publishers Weekly for 'Top Ten'
309 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 25 reviews.

The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard), by Estelle Ryan. (Still free?)

Get this well-reviewed mystery today!

"A fascinating plot that kept me captivated until the end. Genevieve Lenard is a very unique yet believable, three-dimensional main character that develops throughout the story to overcome her own personal barriers. The rest of the characters are also well presented and I enjoyed the conflicting and humorous interaction between them as they all get involved and assist Genevieve in solving a complex art crime" -- Frenette, Amazon reviewer

Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries.
Art crime at its worst.

A straightforward murder investigation quickly turns into a quagmire of stolen Eurocorps weapons, a money-laundering charity, forged art and high-ranking EU officials abusing their power.

As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.

It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.

434 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 21 reviews.

The Man Who Left, by Theresa Weir. (Still free?)

Don't miss this free book today from Theresa Weir - the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of twenty-three books spanning the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, and memoir.

Her memoir, The Orchard, was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick - and this book is another compelling memoir that stands alone.

"Theresa Weir has written an emotional story of growing up and the effects of her childhood that have stayed with her long after. She interweaves the present day story of her estranged Father and his battle with Alzheimer's disease and brings the two stories together beautifully. I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. It is disturbing and graphic at times with raw honesty, but her storytelling is absolutely beautiful. A well written, engaging book that I would highly recommend!!" -- Deborah G. Lamb, Amazon reviewer

THE MAN WHO LEFT is a memoir about the importance of fathers. It's about the men who leave, and the men who stay.

It's a familiar story. Father leaves his wife and children and never looks back. Theresa Weir was five when her father left his family for a better life with a wealthy socialite. Many years passed with only occasional and grudging contact by Theresa's father. When Theresa married into a successful farm family, her father resurfaced, but she couldn't help but be suspicious of his awkward visits.

Years later, when the aging socialite dies and Theresa's father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, people expect Theresa to move to Florida to care for him. A daughter's duty.

This is Theresa's personal story of a strained and painful father/daughter relationship.

What does a daughter owe the father who abandoned her?

From the editor:

THE MAN WHO LEFT could be considered a companion to the stunning memoir
But where THE ORCHARD is a dark fairy tale, THE MAN WHO LEFT is
pure Middle American gothic, told in Theresa Weir's unadorned yet richly powerful and emotionally resonant style. A story about the burdens of remembering and the costs of forgetting, THE MAN WHO LEFT poignantly chronicles the emotional consequences of betrayal and abandonment by those who are supposed to love us the most.

290 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 18 reviews.

Truth's Evil Light (Cheveyo Series), by Michaela McGregor. (Still free?)

This paranormal thriller is free today!

"Simply the best new auther I have read in a long time. Well developed plot with mysteries that will keep me waiting for each new book in the series. Watch out Laurell Hamillton, you have some competition!" -- Eleament, Amazon reviewer

The name Cheveyo Singer will live forever in infamy.

Until my best friend and partner, Tony Romano, was kidnapped, I thought I was the biggest freak on the planet. As it turns out, being an empath doesn't even make the top ten. When I rescued Tony, nothing could have prepared me for what I uncovered. All the magical creatures from legend truly exist and they want my head.

Apparently, exposing the Zephyri on national television is a no-no. Now I have a super-sexy, day-walking vampire hunting me. On top of that, I found a couple of hit men in my apartment, trashing the place. Why do humans want me dead? I have no idea but I'm going to find out - just as soon as I have the time.

My first priority is finding and saving Tony though. He's made a habit of getting snatched. It wasn't a lunatic this time but I know from experience, the federal government's methods border on lunacy. Tony and the creatures I discovered are imprisoned in a lab for study. I have to figure out where before it's too late - for everyone.

338 pages, with a 5-star rating from 2 reviews.

RUNAWAY TWINS (Runaway Twins series #1), by Pete Palamountain. (Still free?)

Follow the adventures of two twins who escape from an awful cult! Free today.

"This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and cheering for those courageous kids. Their journey is a harrowing one as they make their escape through the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana in the middle of winter. Definitely worth reading. Now I'm looking forward to reading more novels by this new-to-me author. " -- T. Heyer, Amazon reviewer

Book 1 in the Runaway Twins series

"Oh, my gosh, I love these kids! When they were hiding in the Bitterroot Mountains, I felt like I was right there with them."

Pre-teen twins Rachel and Janie Lemon are desperate to avoid the fate of their older sister Mary, who at thirteen was forced to marry the polygamous Prophet of Sheba Hill.

Their determination leads to an aborted escape attempt, and the cult leader sends the girls to a retraining center deep in Montana's Bitterroot Mountains. Justin Patrick, an openly rebellious twelve-year-old boy who has been dragged into the cult by his aunt, is sent along with them.

Justin and the twins plan an escape in mid-winter through the Bitterroots. Justin's father and uncle (who were both killed in an avalanche) trained him as a survivalist, and he assures the girls that the Bitterroots are not as dangerous as the Alaskan wilderness where he grew up.

Their adventures in the mountains include searches for food, shelter, water, and warmth - all the while looking over their shoulders for the pursuing cult members.

As they race for freedom, they are fully aware that capture means certain death for Justin and death or brutal enslavement for the twins.

119 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 6 reviews.

... and finally, a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!
Creative Spirit, by Scott Nicholson. (Still $0.99?)

This suspenseful novel has been climbing the paid charts, and is available now for 99 cents, discounted from its usual $3.99 price!

"This one goes on the shelf of favorites! Creative Spirit tells the story of artists drawn to an Appalachian Manor house owned by the late Ephram Korban, for a quiet retreat. The isolation of the house and folkways of the locals create the perfect setting. Nicholson lets us know that things aren't going to go well from the first page. He deftly exposes each character's motives for really attending the retreat, creating the suspense and atmosphere that I have come to expect in his books. This is one of my favorite Scott Nicholson books and one I recommend to readers who want to try his work. " -- Connie Brentford, Amazon reviewer

"Scott Nicholson explores the dark legends of the southern end of the Appalachian mountain chain, a nightmare country that ends in Stephen King's yard."-- Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Ballad novels

When artists gather at a remote Appalachian estate for a retreat, they are unaware that their energy is feeding something unwholesome. Sculptor Mason Jackson and dying parapsychologist Anna Galloway must uncover the dark secrets of Korban Manor before their spirits become trapped forever.
A modern Gothic thriller

After parapsychologist Anna Galloway is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she has a recurring dream in which she sees her own ghost. The setting of her dream is the historic Korban Manor, and she's compelled to face the secrets of her soul.

Sculptor Mason Jackson has come to the manor to make a final, all-or-nothing attempt at success before giving up his dreams. When he becomes obsessed with carving Ephram Korban's form out of wood, even Anna can't divert his bizarre passion.

The manor itself has secrets, with fires that blaze constantly in the hearths, portraits of Korban in every room, and deceptive mirrors on the walls. With an October blue moon looming, both the living and the dead learn the true power of their dreams.

The author's preferred DRM-free edition of the 2004 U.S. paperback release THE MANOR. Scott Nicholson is the Kindle bestselling author of 13 novels, including LIQUID FEAR, CHRONIC FEAR, THE RED CHURCH, DISINTEGRATION, THE HARVEST, and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD. Send him a message from Amazon's Author Central.

"Scott Nicholson understands that the best horror novels achieve primal fear through a combination of sustained atmosphere, richly drawn characters, and believable if uncanny evils that draw unholy power from everyday lives." --Christopher Ransom, author of The Birthing House

"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath, Origin

"Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

338 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 47 reviews.

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