To celebrate National Book Lovers Day on Wednesday 9th August, we will be setting a number of our eBooks to free on Amazon for one day only! Read on to browse all the books involved!
Delirium by Alexander Fisher
Amazonian River Fever has decimated Prague, forcing the few survivors of the savage pandemic to flee to the uninfected village of Otočka. Doctor Eliška Korbova, having desperately tried to save as many people as she could, is hopeful that the village will be their salvation. But Otočka is no paradise.
Soul of a Raven by Catherine Bloor
When Serin discovers a hidden family manuscript, she has no idea what she has set in motion. The old pages reveal the bewildering tale of an ordinary Victorian girl, Wren, who is given an enchanting pendant that changes her life.
This is a gothic tale of magic and myth, family secrets, love and revenge. It is a tale of the extraordinary, hidden beneath ordinary Victorian lives.
The Guardians of the Athame by Claire Hastie
A secret school hidden in the deep forests of Northern Ireland is protected by an ancient powerful magick. But an evil presence lurks in the forest. A portal to another dark realm was cracked and sinister energy is leaking through, killing everything that surrounds it.
Echoes of Gravity by James Murdo
Tapache, a machine intelligence with great power, has revived the Roranian people from their derelict remains. It has gifted them the Great Ship to voyage through space and given them a purpose: to discover the truth about a weapon capable of unthinkable devastation.
An unexpected attack, followed by hundreds of years in stasis, scuppers those plans. Hope seems lost for a small group of Roranian survivors, until something far greater draws them in a megastructure beyond comprehension.
The Curious Life of Ada Baker by Karen Hamilton-Viall
Ada Baker is a gifted psychic, who shares her home with three very bored ghosts. Spending their days roaming around Ada’s house offers little amusement, and so the three of them convince Ada to help them investigate the mysterious death of local beauty Mary Watts, who is found naked and strangled in her bathtub.
Crystal Tear by Marina R B
Twenty-year-old Fada considers herself a bit of a misfit. She doesn’t have many friends and chooses to spend her free time on her own, reading and visiting museums. A part of her worries she will always be this way: alone and on the outside looking in. But then she meets Angel.
Angel changes everything. Soon, everything Fada thinks to be true will be turned upside down as she discovers a new life in this strange kingdom, learning about friendship, duties, war and love.
Winds of the Immortals by Parker J. Duncan
On a mission deep in the Peruvian jungle, mercenary Ezra Beller’s life is radically changed as a mysterious plant alters his genetic code. As he evolves and mutates into an angelic creature with crystalline finger nails and hawk-eyes, scientists classify him a new species: Homo Sarara. Frightened by the ramifications of a mutant race developing, religious groups nationwide fear Ezra’s return home to the United States where a civil war between the eastern and western regions is causing widespread discord.
A Latticework Shrine by Parker J. Duncan
The Earth is cold and desolate. All life struggles to survive in the post-eruption world shaped by the Immortals. Even humans are a threatened species. Two decades of genocide orchestrated by the Zurvan Sisterhood has nearly eradicated all males, with Queen Shakti and her infamous Aradian sisters Tala and Mayari at its nucleus.
Anna’s F-Plan by Sarah T. Wright
It’s Christmas Eve, and Nathaniel Banks is in despair. But when he begs for help from above, heaven help him, they send Anna Frost.
Smoke and Water by Tai Le Grice
Once a competitive swimmer accepted into college on the sole merits of his ability, Eike has quit the pool and is struggling to begin a new life, in a new State and a new college, all while hiding a very personal secret.
Until, that is, he meets Damon King: Captain of the swim team and Eike’s link back to the water. Damon, son of a wealthy businessman, popular and spectacular, has an electrifying effect on Eike he has difficulty in hiding, and Damon appears not only to like him but to trust him as a confidante and friend.
Anahera by Vianne Max
We all imagine escaping into new worlds, but how challenging would it really be to survive? What if you were dragged through a gateway into a place filled with magic…and you had none?
On Midsummer’s Eve, Isabella Mackay finds herself pulled through the Anahera Gate into the archipelago of Hjaltland, a world of scented magic, chaotic storms and competing goddesses. Unable to understand the language, ignorant of its cultures and completely devoid of magic, she struggles to find her own path to freedom and safety. This might be a little easier if she wasn’t shackled to the sardonic Captain Bannerman upon arrival and hauled over a mountain.
Green Shoots by Ben Westwood
Green Shoots is a story of grief and revenge, a gripping crime thriller with an ecological heart.
Brought back from the brink of suicide by a mysterious phone call, grieving journalist John Adamson is desperate to know the truth about his wife Christina’s death in South America. The man on the phone gives John clues to what really happened, but also tips him off to investigate a spate of deaths of businessmen, all found with the same cryptic message: “Out of their ashes, green shoots will grow.”
Death in a Time of Conspiracy by Geoffrey Seed
When a British Army helicopter crashes in a lake in Wales, killing the female pilot, questions naturally arise. Was this terrorism? If so, who were the terrorists? And why did certain people never admit they had an agent on board – one they wished dead? All too soon, the law of unexpected consequences kicks in, and the pilot’s death triggers the unravelling of five secret but interlinked lives, including that of her radical clergyman father. Moving at pace between Northern Ireland, Scandinavia, South Africa and South America, this Russian doll of a story builds to a brutal conclusion… but one with a wickedly unexpected twist in its tail.
The Cold Distance by Neil Coley
In 1973, Stella, a university student, took her own life by jumping from a high-rise building. Or so the police reports claim.
Meanwhile, in the present, crime fiction writer Robert Cross is attempting to organise a fifty-year reunion of his university friends. But as long forgotten memories begin to emerge, Robert is left to piece together the reality of Stella’s death, haunted by his own disreputable past.
Restless Souls by Ronnie Brown
Restless Souls plots the pathway of jaded art history lecturer R. I. Penny.
Upon reading about the death of actress Kate Considine, found dressed as Ophelia from Millais’s painting, Penny feels complicit. Indeed, for Penny, trouble is never far away – when a file left in his pigeonhole evidences fraud in the University, he hides it.
Bursting with swagger and vulnerability, Penny is questioned as a matter of routine by two detectives, Lucy Freeman and Richard Hart. But Penny is quickly convinced he can out sleuth Hart, and recruits an old friend Dove to help him solve the many mysteries laid out before him.
The Dead Hand of Dominique by Simon Marlowe
Steven Mason, a young career villain, needs to find his boss’s girlfriend Dominique. Straightaway, he knows things are not going to be easy when he finds a dead hand in Mickey Finn’s old fridge.
So begins a series of encounters: St Mary with a limp wrist; Dominique’s husband Texas – a semi-retired gigolo; his vicious brother Greg; rent boys; a psychiatrist and a corrupt detective.
The Death of a Smoker by Tony Auffret
The year is 1991, and the Soviet Union is in a state of collapse. But with chaos reigning in Europe and secrets being leaked all too easily from the Ministry of Defence, why should the British Security Services be interested when the premises of a small biotech start-up are burgled, resulting in an accidental death?
Complete with suspected Russian spies and biological warfare, this peculiar case proves more complex to solve than anticipated, and truth and trust are tormented by doubt and deception as the path of the small unit of MI5 agents investigating the case is criss-crossed by innocence and subterfuge, bluff and bullying.
The Necklace by Jim Fairfax
Faded TV presenter Stewart Bingham is lured out of a quiet retirement for one last pay day interview on prime-time television, only to be fatally stabbed as he leaves the London studio. Racked with guilt for lining up this final job, his media agent Penny refuses to accept the police verdict of an anonymous stabbing and launches her own investigation.
For Murder Press 3 by P. M. A. Hayes
A phone call from the anxious husband of a murdered woman brings Private Investigator, Benedict Aberthorp, into the sinister world of his first murder case. When his new client tells Benedict he is the police’s prime suspect, Benedict agrees to help him. But what is the significance of his new client’s brown raincoat? And why was a similar one found at the murder scene?
And All Our Yesterdays by Pieter Oomens
When David Kincaid, an author down on his luck, is offered a dream assignment – to write about the death of a young man, the heir to a fortune – he can’t resist taking it. The fee is enticing, and it’s a paint-by-numbers job. The young man was high (so to speak), and he fell. It was an accident. Simple. To the police and the coroner, it was an open and shut case… but David finds that key witnesses have disappeared, or worse. And now, someone with muscle is taking an unhealthy interest in him.
A Darkly Bound Betrayal by Val Knowles
What happens when the person you love the most becomes the one you can trust the least? When eminent professor Alexander Hamilton is found dead in his laboratory late one evening, the police are stumped. With no apparent motive, his murder is a complete mystery, and his family find their lives thrown into turmoil. Struggling to cope with the grief following her father’s death, Alexander’s daughter Anna is led down a path of self-doubt as police evidence mounts up against the one person she has grown to love and trust: her brother, Michael. But as the past unfolds its dark web of treachery and betrayal, the complicated relationships and tragic sequence of events that led to Alexander’s demise are slowly revealed, leaving Anna questioning where her true loyalties lie.
Lingering by Chris Coppel
When Paul and Christy purchase Croft House, they are both looking forward to a new start. Christy’s abusive father is dying and she is ready to put the past well and truly behind her. But the house has other ideas. They soon realise there is something in the house, something that’s trying to communicate with them. In their fear, they ask a local psychic to remove this entity. And in so doing, release something far, far worse.
How to Murder a Boyband by Jason Roche
Bored by the monotony of his daily routine and disillusioned by society’s social degradation, Paton Stipps is another lost soul amongst London’s faceless workforce. Another day means another fresh round of frustrations until Paton is semi-wittingly thrust into the world of celebrity where a series of fanatical and fantastical encounters set him on a path that will change everything. Throw in Coastal Love, the hottest new boyband on the scene, and the recipe turns to murder. Your complete guide to the methodical and sequential extraction of the phenomenon we’ve all come not to understand…Boybands.
Frenzy Island by Richard E. Rock
Two sisters and a baby, shipwrecked refugees, wash up on a mysterious east African Island crawling with giant, blue-skinned savages. They flee to an abandoned scientific facility where incredible and terrifying experiments have been taking place, experiments that could change the course of human history. Meanwhile, the only person who can save them is a lowly monitoring station employee half a world away in Arizona – but the clock is ticking, and the universe is about to come calling.
The Hawk and The Raven by Stacey Dighton
Luke Raven, a suspended Detective Inspector, is working a private missing persons case when he stumbles upon the mystery of five unsolved murders on Westhampton Beach. Raven, however, is different – he has clairvoyant abilities that even he doesn’t fully understand.
Molly Staker, the daughter of the head of a surreptitious organisation known as the Legion, is slowly descending into her own dark and twisted obsession, and those close to her are left to suffer the fatal consequences.
Raven’s pursuit of the Hawk leads him into a dramatic confrontation with a demon he has faced once before and a desperate battle for his son and his own sanity.
The Sacrificing of Thomas Cranmer by C. A. Hope
Friday 20th March 1556: Thomas Cranmer is alone in his cell in the Bocardo Prison, Oxford.
The first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury.
The first Archbishop of Canterbury to have a wife.
The first Archbishop of Canterbury to have legitimate children.
Tomorrow, on the 21st of March 1556, he will pay the ultimate sacrifice. He will be the first Archbishop of Canterbury to be burned at the stake.
Villains of Yore by D. Lawrence-Young
Take some twenty wicked British villains. Add their dastardly crimes. Then include their miserable backgrounds. Mix in some nefarious conversations and combine all this together to produce an exciting collection of stories: Villains of Yore.
Song of the Sea by May Roberts
In 1755, a spirited young woman leaves her comfortable island home of Guernsey and travels to Nova Scotia, Canada to join her fisherman husband. But Elise’s dreams of adventure soon become her reality, and what follows is a life of fear, cold, mosquitos, fish, beauty, passion, loss and fulfilment.
Letters to Penweth by Neal Moss
Though to many Penweth is just another farm, to those who live and work there, it is a family home. Surrounded upon three sides by the mesmeric sea, it sits hunkered down upon a Cornish headland; it belongs there, as do its inhabitants.
But things are changing for the family at Penweth. While his sister, Mary, sees a bright future for herself on the farm, Thomas, who is not yet a man but neither in boyhood, is tormented by two loves, his family and the sea.
With Thomas threatening to throw his sister’s plans into disarray, and wider changes occurring that risk altering their peaceful lives forever, will the family’s unconditional love for one another, tested and strained to the limit, still be given without hesitation?
Trying Times for Sebastian Scattergood by Keith Rylands-Bolton
Set in a small village in the Lincolnshire Wolds, ‘Trying Times for Sebastian Scattergood’ is a chronicle of a horrendous year, narrated by an earnest and pompous man who lacks any sense of self-irony. Part disaster diary, part social satire, it is a novel of literary fiction which is both humorous and moving in equal measure.
The Wrong Story by L J Jenner
Maggie is newly qualified, full of self-doubt and trying desperately to pretend that the dark tragedy in her past never happened. When a client, remarkably like her younger self, arrives for therapy, her carefully constructed defences are put to the test. Add in a second client with a possibly violent past, then a third preparing to face his childhood abuser in court and the stage is set for Maggie’s emotional barricades to be well and truly breached.
A Thousand Years of a London Street: Denmark Street by Mike Read
Denmark Street wasn’t built until the 1680s, but fascinating characters from all walks of life have been active on the site since the 1000s at least. Royalty, singers, musicians, highwaymen, murderers, thieves, arsonists, inventors, pioneers, regicides, politicians, revolutionaries, songwriters, poets and artists are all part of the colourful past of the street that became known as Tin Pan Alley.
One Black Ear by Sheldon Baverstock
Not long after the release of Nelson Mandela and the birth of the new South Africa, aging father Tom Lembruite moves to the small, conservative town of Fynberg, with his new wife, 40 years his junior. His purchase of the town’s only restaurant and investment in a nearby farm nestling in the foothills of the Drakensberg, sets in motion a chain of events that changes the lives of his children forever.
The First Canary by Sheldon Baverstock
The First Canary is an extraordinary and epic tale of interweaving lives, self-discovery and friendship persevering despite the odds. Set in war-torn South Africa, the story follows a whole host of connected characters, from unwilling conscripts Cliff and Zeb, to Brenda, who is determined to find her birth parents, to Josh, an aspiring journalist whose dreams are threatened by a terrifying diagnosis.
How to Fire Your Husband in Easy Steps by Christel Holst-Sande Cowdrey
When Christel divorced her husband, she was expected to fall into a ditch and become a more than a fulsome, grizzly member of the lemon-lipped ‘divorced women’s club’. Instead, she made a vow that she would stay sane for her children and those around her, uttering nothing negative about anyone and forging herself forward, into a new space.
A quarter of a century had collapsed around her, but the memory of her parent’s failed marriage held her focus – she was not going to embody any bitterness or repeat the mistakes she had witnessed as a teenager. Many waited for her to launch an attack and were disappointed and confused when she was prepared to walk away without retribution, an action that would have blackened every precious memory.
Island to Island by Sally Mills
Swapping Somerset security for tropical tempestuousness, Island to Island portrays a rare insight into a dynamic and challenging, yet privileged existence living amongst a million seabirds and some of the rarest wildlife in the world. A nature lover’s dream, to manage a tropical island nature reserve in Seychelles, just one mile long by half a mile wide, six nautical miles from the mainland, with no electricity or running water.
However, from star-filled skies to merciless monsoons, deadly pisonia to devastating poaching, turbulent seas to tumultuous staff, existence became dominated by an eclectic mix of emotional turmoil.