Poison Blonde eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Poison Blonde by Loren D. EstlemanLoren D. Estleman‘s You Know Who Killed Me, the latest in the Amos Walker series, is due out on December 9. This month we are making it easy to get started with the series by releasing the first ebook, Poison Blonde, for only $2.99.*

About Poison Blonde: A sizzling Latina singer spells murder for Detroit’s best P.I.

Who is Gilia Cristobal?

She’s simply one of the hottest of hot Latina singers. Nothing in her life, however, is simple. In her native land she was involved with people the government didn’t like, and she barely escaped with her life to start fresh in the United States. In her wake she left behind accusations about a former lover, about violence, and about blackmail. Now she’s in Detroit to make music and wants Amos Walker to protect her from those who have threatened her life. She also wants him to investigate someone from the darkest chapter of her former life. When Walker realizes that Gilia’s main man, recently out of prison, doesn’t regret the time he nearly killed Walker, what first seemed like an easy payday starts looking more and more like a losing proposition. Latin heat, indeed.

*sale ends December 5

A Candle for d’Artagnan eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

A Candle For d'Artagnan by Chelsea Quinn YarbroChelsea Quinn Yarbro‘s Sustenance, the latest in the St. Germain series, is due out on December 2. This month we are celebrating this new release by offering Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s A Candle For d’Artagnan for only $2.99.*

About A Candle For d’Artagnan: Olivia Atta Clemens, immortal vampire, Roman noblewoman, beloved of the Count Saint-Germain-has come to Paris seeking only peace. But the year is 1637, and there is no peace to be found in the Court of Louis XIII, where Cardinal Richelieu maneuvers to control the throne.

Caught up in the intrigue against her will, Olivia seeks and wins the protection of a young guardsman named d’Artagnan-a man destined to become one of the greatest heroes of all time.

*sale ends December 5

People of the River eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

People of the River by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal GearThe ebook for People of the River by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear is now on sale for $2.99!*

About People of the River:
People of the River is a gripping new saga of pre-historic America that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe known as the Mound builders. It is a time of troubles. In Cahokia, the corn crop is failing again and a warchief—and the warrior woman he may never possess—are disgusted by their Chief’s lust for tribute. Now even the gods have turned their faces, closing the underworld to the seers. If the gods have abandoned the people, there is no hope—unless it comes in the form of a young girl who is learning to Dream of Power.

A masterful story of the North America’s Forgotten Past by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, the bestselling authors of People of the Earth.

*sale ends November 28

Starred Review: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu“Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed.”

Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem got starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and in Publisher’s Weekly!

Here’s the full review, from the October 15 issue of Kirkus Reviews:

Strange and fascinating alien-contact yarn, the first of a trilogy from China’s most celebrated science-fiction author.

In 1967, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, young physicist Ye Wenjie helplessly watches as fanatical Red Guards beat her father to death. She ends up in a remote re-education (i.e. forced labor) camp not far from an imposing, top secret military installation called Red Coast Base. Eventually, Ye comes to work at Red Coast as a lowly technician, but what really goes on there? Weapons research, certainly, but is it also listening for signals from space—maybe even signaling in return? Another thread picks up the story 40 years later, when nanomaterials researcher Wang Miao and thuggish but perceptive policeman Shi Qiang, summoned by a top-secret international (!) military commission, learn of a war so secret and mysterious that the military officers will give no details. Of more immediate concern is a series of inexplicable deaths, all prominent scientists, including the suicide of Yang Dong, the physicist daughter of Ye Wenjie; the scientists were involved with the shadowy group Frontiers of Science. Wang agrees to join the group and investigate and soon must confront events that seem to defy the laws of physics. He also logs on to a highly sophisticated virtual reality game called “Three Body,” set on a planet whose unpredictable and often deadly environment alternates between Stable times and Chaotic times. And he meets Ye Wenjie, rehabilitated and now a retired professor. Ye begins to tell Wang what happened more than 40 years ago. Jaw-dropping revelations build to a stunning conclusion. In concept and development, it resembles top-notch Arthur C. Clarke or Larry Niven but with a perspective—plots, mysteries, conspiracies, murders, revelations and all—embedded in a culture and politic dramatically unfamiliar to most readers in the West, conveniently illuminated with footnotes courtesy of translator Liu.

Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed.

Here’s the full review, from the September 29 issue of Publisher’s Weekly:

Fans of hard SF will revel in this intricate and imaginative novel by one of China’s most celebrated genre writers. In 1967, physics professor Ye Zhetai is killed after he refuses to denounce the theory of relativity. His daughter, Ye Wenjie, witnesses his gruesome death. Shortly after, she’s falsely charged with sedition for promoting the works of environmentalist Rachel Carson, and told she can avoid punishment by working at a defense research facility involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. More than 40 years later, Ye’s work becomes linked to a string of physicist suicides and a complex role-playing game involving the classic physics problem of the title. Liu impressively succeeds in integrating complex topics—such as the field of frontier science, which attempts to define the limits of science’s ability to know nature—without slowing down the action or sacrificing characterization. His smooth handling of the disparate plot elements cleverly sets up the second volume of the trilogy.

The Three-Body Problem will be published on November 11.

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Halloween Middle Grade eBooks on Sale for $2.99

Attack of the Vampire Weenies And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David LubarThe Vanishing Vampire by David LubarDeadtime Stories: Grave Secrets by Annette Cascone and Gina CasconeDeadtime Stories: The Witching Game by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone

The ebooks for Attack of the Vampire Weenies And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar, The Vanishing Vampire by David Lubar, Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone, and Deadtime Stories: The Witching Game by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone are now on sale for $2.99 each!*

*sale ends October 31

Anna Dressed in Blood eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare BlakeThe ebook for Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is now on sale for $2.99!*

About Anna Dressed in Blood:
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas’s life.

*sale ends October 31

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

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron“This spirited novel, a rollicking mystery and sweet romance rolled into one, is the perfect vehicle for a wild joy ride.”

W. Bruce Cameron’s The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews!

Here’s the full review, from the September 18 issue:

This laugh-out-loud mystery narrated by a word-clever repo man in Kalkaska, Michigan, will convince readers to keep on (tow) trucking.

Ruddy McCann has a bit of a problem: The voice of a murder victim, real estate agent Alan Lottner, has suddenly taken up residence in his head. “I want you to find the people who did this to me, and bring them to justice,” Lottner insists. At first, Ruddy, 30, thinks the chatter in his mind is the result of the dreaded malady “Repo Madness,” the consequence of too many years pursuing deadbeats, a perilous occupation that requires “nerves of stupidity.” But he soon finds that Alan—both a nag and a wisenheimer—is telling the truth about his death, and the pieces of this ingenious plot begin to click into place. Ruddy is soon in hot pursuit of the two murderers, who are more depraved than he originally thought; he’s also in pursuit of the lovely Katie, who turn out—yikes!—to be Lottner’s daughter. Through all the twists and turns of the unlikely plot, Ruddy is surrounded by a vividly drawn cast of characters, including Becky, his ultraresponsible sister, who had “a tapeworm or something that was always drawing the fun out of her”; Becky’s goofy new boyfriend, Kermit, a voluble Mr. Malaprop; Ruddy’s stud-muffin younger pal, Jimmy, whose earlier acting career “was somewhat hampered by his inability to act”; and Ruddy’s beloved dog, Jake, “fifty pounds of anyone’s guess.” While it’s no surprise that Ruddy gets both the evildoers and the girl, how he gets to that finish line is totally unexpected. A storyline that would be a car wreck in the hands of a less-talented writer turns out to be a delightfully entertaining road trip thanks to the deft touch of Cameron, a best-selling author (A Dog’s Journey, 2012, etc.), humor writer and independent movie producer.

This spirited novel, a rollicking mystery and sweet romance rolled into one, is the perfect vehicle for a wild joy ride.

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man will be published on October 28.

Starred Review: An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War by Patrick Taylor

An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War by Patrick Taylor“Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter.”

Patrick Taylor’s An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War got a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the September 15 issue:

The ninth book in the series that started with An Irish Country Doctor flashes back to a time before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly became the medical mainstay in the village of Ballybucklebo. World War II has begun and Dr. Reilly is assigned the battleship HMS Warspite. Surgeon Lieutenant O’Reilly quickly learns the hardships of medicine at sea, tending to the thousand-man crew and casualties from other nearby ships. He serves under a seasoned naval doctor from whom he picks up much more than what was in his medical textbooks. He pines for his fiancée, midwife Deirdre Macwhinney, and has hopes of marrying her when he leaves the ship to attend a trauma medicine course in Scotland. In current-day Ballybucklebo, O’Reilly’s life has turned out quite differently. He treats the odd outbreak of measles, encounters an exotic Mediterranean virus, and delivers the local babies when the village midwife is too busy. Married to Kitty, his long-ago love (before Deirdre), O’Reilly has settled into the comfortable life of a small-town doctor. As in the previous O’Reilly books, the story deftly shifts back and forth from the present to the past, weaving depth and texture into the lives of Dr. and Mrs. O’Reilly and the villagers around them. VERDICT This is a charming addition to the delightful series by Ulster doctor-turned-novelist Taylor. Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. Think James Herriott without the animals. A totally wonderful read!

An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War will be published on October 21.

Bill, the Galactic Hero eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry HarrisonHarry Harrison‘s memoir, Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!, is due out on November 11. This month we are making it easy to get introduced to Harry Harrison by releasing his ebook, Bill, the Galactic Hero, for only $2.99.*

About Bill, the Galactic Hero: Bill, the Galactic Hero is written by Harry Harrison who is also the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of science fiction.

*sale ends October 31