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“Death of an Island Tart: A Kadence MacBride Mystery (The Kadence MacBride Mystery Series Book 2)” by Janice Croom
Death of an Island Tart: A Kadence MacBride Mystery (The Kadence MacBride Mystery Series Book 2)
by Janice Croom
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Humor & Satire/African-American
2.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
She wanted a reconciliation.
She got a murder.
If You Like a Sleuth With Attitude
You’ll Love Kadence MacBride
Following a breakup of 268 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes, Kadence MacBride has messed up and knows it, so she swallows her pride and makes a surprise visit to the Caribbean to try and reconcile with her boyfriend Terrence.
Unfortunately for her, Terrence has moved on and is about to marry hootchie-momma Barbie.
Unfortunately for him, the wedding is called because of death when his bride to be is found strangled. Instead of saying I do, the police believe Terrence did, commit the murder that is. Since suspects on the island are more likely to see the inside of a coffin than a courtroom, Kadence has to help.
They conduct their investigation in the midst of what the tourist bureau deems civil unrest, but plain folks call riots. With no phone, no lights and no motor car, they’re more stranded than Gilligan. On the run, stripped of their tourist status, the real murderer is closing in.
Unfortunately for them, it looks like the only way they’ll ever leave the island will be in a pine box.
Savage (Badland Heroes Book 1)
by Robyn Wideman
Genre: Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery/Mythology & Folk Tales
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
When the attacks started, Prince Astar hired an investigator to solve the crimes. When the third investigator went missing he knew he had to try something different. He decided to hire Kyra, a smart and sassy woman, who also happens to be a thief.
Kyra wants the job, it pays well and is far more interesting than sneaking around and copying people’s signatures. But she has no intention of being the fourth dead investigator, so she needs protection.
Kyra turns to the one man even mercenaries fear: Bazur, a solitary mercenary half-orc, infamous for his barroom brawls.
Together they might solve the problem of the mysterious attacks on the prince’s associates, but only if they can ignore the building chemistry between them and survive the attacks on their lives!
(* For readers of the Stoneblood and Dragonblood Sagas: This story contains adult situations and violence and is not intended for younger readers.*)
by Cindy Samul
Genre: Children/Science Fiction & Fantasy/Scary Stories/Humorous
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
It’s boy versus snowman told in detail-rich comic style. Humorous and a little bit scary. Fun winter reading for ages 6 and up. Full color, 48 pages.
~~How Russia Inspired a Year of Daily Art and Stories~~
Before I left for Russia, when I’d tell Americans where I was headed, they’d say, “why the hell are you going to Russia?” And, I never was able to answer, as much as I wanted to. I was only curious and even more curious about what made people quite so afraid. Were there monsters in Russia? Were there spies down every alley and primordial bits of darkness that I’d have to navigate in order to avoid being lost forever?
On the plane, I began reading a book called, Russian Fairy Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Aleksandr Afanas’ev. I’d traveled before, read fairy tales before. I have sat and read Grimm’s Fairy Tales then got off a train in Berlin where blue skies and a clean and orderly Starbucks greeted me.
When I closed Russian Fairy Tales and exited the airport in Saint Petersburg I was greeted by a heavy gray sky and a crumpled-up man who skulked toward me, hand outstretched and said, “cigarette?” Even as I remember it now I remember that he certainly had wooden teeth, a long gray-green beard, and probably only one ear and certainly his left eye was completely black.
A Leshy if I ever saw one.
I hadn’t slept much on the plane and I was full of mostly tomato juice and anti-allergy medication. From the airport, I found myself on a bus where an old woman in a vest with iron teeth and a limp demanded from me the tokens, I had exchanged my money for back in the terminal. She spoke a language I didn’t know and smiled in the same fashion as a leather jacket, or a boulder.
Something was afoot.
When I started to meet Russians and they found out I was American they’d say, “why the hell did you come to Russia?” And, I was never able answer, as much as I wanted to. This made everything even more curious and I had to wonder, is there a secret that everyone doesn’t want me to know? Are they protecting me from getting eaten by the Baba Yaga? Do they not want me to inform the rest of the world that they are using Domovoi to spy on foreign ministers?
Not long after getting settled, fearing a tartar invasion and wondering if the curator at the water museum was a Rusalka KGB agent, I was rescued by an artist who said,
“I wonder if you could float down the Fontanka River to Finland.”
And I replied, “No one would survive that.”
And he informed me, “a babushka could.”
From there we took refuge in the grounded reality of the internet. We started working together creating art and stories every day for a project we called Flash-365. I was drawn more and more to finding stories and I looked in all of the usual places you find stories; walking along canals, on the broken-off noses of old statues, and just behind the fake-teeth of the elderly.
Just as an old man or woman will have more stories to tell than a child, so I found that Russia–being old and somewhat senile–had more stories tucked away than America, and with age comes a frailty of reality that brings to the surface superstitions and ideologies that are deeply rooted and deeply felt.
In the end, magical realism became a coping mechanism for myself as an observer of a multifaceted and emotionally complex culture that I can never hope to fully understand.
Maybe if I had slept well on the flight, or if I’d been reading Sherlock Holmes, or if I took a taxi rather than the bus; or if it had been a light summer day rather than a thick fall sky, if Saint Petersburg had bike paths instead of canals, if Peter the Great fell in love with Asia instead of Europe, if Ghengis Khan had gone South instead of West, or if some important someone somewhere along the way choked on a peanut and the city where I now live had been changed, I may have gotten off the plane and written a slapstick teleplay instead.
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The King of FU is a magically realistic poetic memoir about growing up in America in the nineties on the cusp of the age of the internet. It is a voyage that navigates through family tribalism, supervisors, white-gloved Sheriffs, bullies, sex, suicide, dead prisoners, drugs, porn, middle school, and Jesus; all in search of answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: what is the point of adults? This artistic masterpiece comes from the mind of author Benjamin Davis with illustrations by Russian artist Nikita Klimov.
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For the Babushka Society
The King of FU
After Flash-365 Nikita and I went on to publish our first book The King of FU: A one-hundred-and-forty-six page illustrated coming-of-age tumble down a rabbit hole of demented 90s nostalgia. Born with horns and covered in fur, our protagonist–after escaping the clutches of the umbilical cord–makes his way from childhood, through the bowels of adolescence, and into so-called “adulthood.”
Benjamin Davis is an American journalist and editor living in St. Petersburg, Russia. He primarily writes magical-realism flash fiction stories about Russian culture, self-deprecating mishaps, and babushkas. His first book, The King of FU is about his time growing up in America before he got lost in the dark, and the cold, and the weird. His other writings can be found on flash-365.com.
A Measure of Trouble (Alex Warren Murder Mysteries Book 2)
by Zach Abrams
Genre: Literary Fiction/Contemporary/General Humor/British & Irish
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
A cold February morning in Scotland begins with the discovery of a body, as Hector Mathewson is found dead within the cask room of his own distillery.
While directing the hunt for the murderer, D.C.I. Alex Warren needs to balance his own turbulent personal life. Their plentiful suspects have motives ranging from greed and nationalism to adultery and revenge.
A Measure of Trouble is a gripping tartan noir thriller set in Glasgow. This is a standalone mystery and can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read other books in the series.
Star Brigade: Resurgent (Star Brigade Book 1)
by C.C. Ekeke
Genre: Hard Science Fiction/Cyberpunk/Alien Invasion
99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
A war-weary captain. A ruthless alien uprising. Can he reassemble his team to save the Union?
Captain Habraum Nwosu is haunted daily by the loss of his combat unit. Determined to be a role model for his motherless son while on sabbatical, he resists the embattled Star Brigade’s pleas for him to return. Conflicted by the impossible choice, a vicious attack puts his dwindling family in the cross-hairs…
Driven to restore order amidst terrorism, Nwosu fears his new handpicked Star Brigade will suffer the same fate as his previous crew. Can he resurrect his team and protect his son or will his fear of failure fulfill a lethal prophecy?
Star Brigade: Resurgent is the first book in a powerful new series of space opera novels. If you like diverse characters, complex politics, and good old-fashioned space battles, then you’ll love C.C. Ekeke’s action-packed adventure.
We Have Lost The Chihuahuas: A Great British Canine Comedy
by Paul Mathews
Genre: Political/Humor & Satire/Comedy
99¢ at time of posting! KINDLE COUNTDOWN!
London, 2046. The British Republic has a new First Lady. She’s Californian, ‘in-your-face, for sure’ and she’s got big plans for a Buckingham Palace refurb. When her three Chihuahuas go missing, one man is determined to avoid getting dragged into it all. His name is Pond. Howie Pond – presidential spokesperson, retired secret agent and cat lover.
Meanwhile, Howie’s wife Britt is handed her first assignment as a National Security and Intelligence Service rookie – to solve the mystery of the missing canine trio.
Will Howie manage to slope off to the pub before he can be roped into help? Will Britt unmask the dognapper and grab the glory? Find out, in this crazy canine comedy from barking-mad British author Paul Mathews.