We’re back, with a fresh batch of fabulous deals on some of the best independently published fiction on the market. From YA to contemporary fiction to fantasy, here are a handful of page turners to make yet another summer weekend fly by. As always, be sure to double-check price before clicking “Buy Now,” and please consider thanking the author for their great work (and great price!) by leaving a review when you’ve finished reading. Enjoy!
Author: Harmony Kent
Discerning Deal Price:
$.99 Until Monday, July 22
Smashwords (Use Discount Code JE39W)
Blurb: Beneath the north sea a land of magic lies undetected. The lives of many are drawn inexorably closer together in a race against time, as both energy companies and evil beings attempt to destroy the magic which is protecting not just this land but all worlds. The unwitting protagonists have no idea of how suddenly and irrevocably their lives are about to change.
Title: Can’t Live Without
Author: Joanne Phillips
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Discerning Deal Price: $2.99
Blurb: Stella Hill is proud of the home she’s created for herself and her daughter. She’s worked hard to buy the very best of everything … But when she wakes one morning to find her kitchen on fire, Stella knows her life will never be the same again.
Author: Stephanie Void
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Discerning Deal Price: FREE Friday, July 19
Blurb: The world of Halfway is the anti-Harry-Potter: the wizard school is part of a shadowy organization that takes the students by force from their families. And the outside world isn’t much better: if you are a wizard, you are looked upon with fear because of what you represent. In the midst of this, in secret, twins are born: a boy and a girl.
They are Halfway, the rare offspring of humans and a now-extinct race of faeries.
But the twins don’t remain a secret for long. Temet, the boy, is taken as a child by the wizards. Cemagna, the girl, vows to rescue him. But the only way to escape the wizards is to keep running…
Title: Who Sings to the Dead
Author: Max Tomlinson
Discerning Deal Price: $2.99
Blurb: Who can you trust in a country haunted by its past?
On the hunt for an abducted Indian beggar girl, Peruvian National Police officer Nina Flores is determined to track down the suspected kidnapper, a man who resembles what the locals call pishtacos: tall, pale ghosts who steal children. In spite of being jumped by a mysterious attacker, and the murder of a woman who gets too close to the truth, Nina is blocked at every turn by her superiors. Then she discovers links to a second case reaching back twenty years to the country’s dirty war. Defying the powers that be, Nina forms a shaky alliance with a member of a brutal drug cartel and heads deep into the Amazon jungle. She will bring the lost one home, or die trying.
Title: The Preservation of The Olive Branch
Author: Brendan Gisby
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Discerning Deal Price: $.99
Blurb: His novel was called The Olive Branch. It was a sort of futuristic Cold War thriller. He had written it more than three decades ago when he was a young Turk, full of ambitions and principles and politics. But, like many a first novel, the manuscript had been abandoned, left to gather dust. Until now.
Now he has time on his hands. He’ll tidy up the manuscript and save it on his computer. He’ll preserve it. But only for the sake of posterity, he argues. Not because it’s any good. Or so he thinks.
When he begins the process of preserving “The Olive Branch”, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, a journey of revelations. Revelations about the young idealist he once was. Revelations about the man he had turned into; his failings, his prejudices, his demons. But, crucially, revelations about what might have been.