Great Weekend Deals on Mystery and Contemporary Fiction

As we ease into another weekend, here are five great deals on some very unique awesome indies worth a second look. Prices are good currently, but may change without notice. Snap them up while you can!

CONTEMPORARY FICTION

BangTitle: Bang (Memoir of a Relationship Assassin)
Author: David Wailing
Price: Kindle — $2.99 on Amazon U.S.; £1.99 on Amazon UK
Synopsis: DON’T NEED THE OTHER HALF ANY MORE? TAKE THEM OUT.
So, you’ve hired a detective agency to prove your partner is cheating on you. But there’s no evidence to be found. Who you gonna call? Me. I am the assassin. Your friend. Anything your other half secretly desires, whatever makes her give in to temptation… that’s who I’ll become. Get close to her. Take her out. Bang. That’s what a relationship assassin does. Infidelity for hire! But don’t think I’m heartless. I’m a professional. I’ve got Rules to protect my targets. Rules to stop them getting too close to the real me. Rules that were blown away when three extraordinary women – the seductress, the celebrity, and the office girl – turned my world inside out.

And for a relationship assassin, having an other half was like shooting myself in the heart…

bigsoundtempleTitle: Big Sound Temple
Author: Ben Stevens
Price: Kindle — $.99 Amazon U.S.; £.77 Amazon UK
From Awesome Indies’ Tahlia Newland:
“Big Sound Temple is a very different and rather charming story about a simple man who works as the gardener/janitor at a Japanese Buddhist temple. It’s written in Japenglish, something I was initially a little concerned about because I don’t usually like reading dialect. Japenglish is English written/spoken as a Japanese person with basic English would speak/write it, so it has all the grammatical faults and lack of punctuation that you’d expect. In this case however, it’s perfectly acceptable because it’s Hiro’s voice.

“This book is surprisingly powerful. It had a way of popping back into consciousness long after I’d closed the book. As I reflected on it, I realised how much subtlety was expressed by saying little–a very Buddhist thing to do. Well done, Mr Stevens. I recommend the book, but don’t expect anything, or it will not fulfil your expectations. If you expect nothing, you may be delighted. I suggest reading it as you would look at a Japanese garden, the way Hiro looks at his life, with an open mind, ready to accept whatever happens or doesn’t happen.”

Drawing-Breath-by-Laurie-Boris-200x300Title: Drawing Breath
Author: Laurie Boris
Price:
$2.99 Amazon U.S. (Kindle)
£1.91 Amazon UK (Kindle)
$2.99 Barnes and Noble (Nook)
$2.99 Kobo
Synopsis: Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he’s already outlived his doctor’s “expiration date,” but that doesn’t stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady’s daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity or take care of but someone to care for, a friend, and her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes one very bad decision.

MYSTERY

farbissenTitle: Farbissen: Melissa Morris and the Meaning of Money
Author: Jasmine Schwarz
Price: $2.99 Amazon U.S. (Kindle)
£1.93 Amazon UK (Kindle)
$2.99 Barnes and Noble (Nook)
$2.99 Kobo
Synopsis: Melissa Morris is a thirty-something single New Yorker who works in fashion. She has it all, until she fails spectacularly and is banished from the fashion industry. Set adrift, Melissa follows her boyfriend to London, hoping for a second chance. But Melissa’s search for herself is interrupted when she discovers a dead body.

saxandsuburbTitle: Sax and the Suburb
Author: Marilyn Rucker
Price: $2.99 Amazon U.S. (Kindle)
£1.98 Amazon UK (Kindle)
$2.99 Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Synopsis: Why is someone killing the community band geeks of Richland, Texas? Miranda Beeling would like to know, since she’s one of them. Law grad Miranda is trying to recover from the recent death of her mother and the betrayal of her fiance. She’s retreated back into her childhood home, living with her clutterholic father and working for an alcoholic attorney as a law clerk. Her only social outlet is playing saxophone in the local community band, which is a motley collection of aging and often cantankerous musicians. Miranda enjoys the pizza and beer bull sessions after rehearsals, when everyone enjoys dissing their despotic band director. This all changes when trombonist David Hu is killed, and one of the other band members is accused of the murder.

About Jen Blood

Freelance writer and editor, author of the Erin Solomon mystery series, and blogger on all things mystery at BloodWrites.com.
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