I’m going to try something new. Due to my work load, I can’t review books as often as I like. Therefore, I’ll post free ebooks that I’ve found on Amazon. Unfortunately for Nook owners, you’ll have to download a kindle reader to your computer/phone and then download the books for free or find them on Barnes&Noble, but for all you kindle owners, you should be able to download them directly to your kindles from Amazon. Keep in mind that some ebooks are only free for a week or two and then they cost money, so you must be quick about it if you want to own these without subtracting from your wallet. DISCLAIMER: I don’t know how good these books actually are, all I know is that they sound interesting and they’re free.
Eye of the Witch (Detective Marcella Witch’s series, book 2 by Dona Donovan). I know…I know…The series may not make sense if you start at book 2. I agree with that. However, the second one is free and the first one is only $2.99 if you wish to buy it. I figured that since it’s a detective series, you can probably read the second one without losing anything, much like Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew, though I admit I could be wrong. The book has a four star rating on Amazon and a 3 star rating on Goodreads. Odds are it may be good for some people.
Description from Amazon: Pride, paranoia and paranormal forces all conspire to derail Detective Marcella’s investigation into a series of suspicious suicides in New Castle, Massachusetts. In this sequel to The Witch’s Ladder, Marcella learns that because of the ties that bind their pasts, every potential victim is also a possible suspect.
Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery Seres) by Edie Claire. I don’t know what it is about me and mystery books, but this one sounded interesting, too. It was actually first published in print in 1999. It has 4 stars on Amazon and 3 stars on goodreads, but most of the reviews I’m reading say that the book was entertaining. In general, I don’t do scary things at all, but this one sounds really interesting due to Leigh’s characterization in the description. I feel like I can get along with her, but that may change once I read it.
Description from Amazon: Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.
Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?
The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!
Bah, Humbug! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella) by Heather Horrocks. Romance novels aren’t my thing at all. However, this one included the words comedy, so I thought hey, maybe it’s not a stereotypical romance. Besides that, it has 4 stars on Amazon and 3 stars on Goodreads. It sounds a bit corny, but I like Christmas things. This one may be a good holiday read
Description from Amazon: Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block–until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it’s the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain’s weapon will fit inside a snowman’s body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi’s next show.
From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?
Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.
It’s a novella of about 100 pages. The paperback version will be available soon.
Free To Die by Bob McElwain. This one is also free at Amazon, but its reviews aren’t so positive, so I would approaching it with caution. It has 3 stars on Goodreads and 4 on Amazon, but some people complain that the characters don’t develop well. The story is a bit darker, but the thrill sounds like an interesting action movie with lots of guns, cars, and explosions. Though I don’t know if any of those things are actually in the story.
Description from Amazon: Brad Ashton fled three years ago to avoid a conviction for murder. Now he’s back. And his hope for freedom appears to be within reach.
Unfortunately there are those who have no interest in his legal status; they only want him dead or on the run once more.
But for Brad, running is no longer an option. It’s a table stakes game in which the risks are high. But he puts everything he has, including his life, on the table, then settles in, determined to win every hand.