Ebookaroo 15 June 2020

Here are some specials and new releases by Shelley Russell Nolan, Charlotte E. English, W.R. Gingell, C. Rene Astle, Michael Campling, Craig Lea Gordon, D.M. Pruden, Rachel Aukes, Elizabeth Foster and K. Bird Lincoln.

Lost Reaper

by Shelley Russell Nolan

The first dead body I ever saw was my own

For twenty-five year old Tyler Morgan, being murdered was easy. Easy in comparison with working for the Grim Reaper.

Jonathon Grimm may have brought her back from the dead in exchange for working as a reaper for her home town, Easton, but she has to find his lost reaper before she can enjoy her second chance at life.

Only … the lost reaper isn’t actually lost. He has a new body, a new life, and no intention of turning himself in.

He could be anyone – the intriguing detective, Sam Lockwood: the handsome, wealthy Chris Bradbury; or the serial killer stalking the women of Easton. Women who bear an uncanny resemblance to Tyler. And what is the ancient secret that has motivated Grimm to choose Tyler for such morbid work?

As the killer closes in and Grimm’s deadline draws closer, Tyler discovers she is fighting a much bigger threat than the Grim Reaper and time is running out for everyone.

A fast-paced, supernatural thriller, Lost Reaper will appeal to male and female readers alike with its combination of great storytelling, action and romance.

First in series special US$0.99


by Charlotte E. English

‘You may have noticed,’ said Maut, ‘that the Tree is on the move.’

On the edge of the town of Kottow stands the tallest (and oddest) Tree in the land. It’s a staid and solid arbour — until the Tree picks up its mighty old roots and wanders off, taking its resident band of misfits away with it. Whither goes the Tree? Not even the wizard can say.

Far away from Kottow, a forest lies lost in the mists of a dream. There’s much to mend in this hoary old wood, for the Summer’s been swept from the glittering skies, and no one’s keeping an eye on the Winter…

The good folk of Kottow aren’t used to so wayward a magic — not even Maut Fey, the one with the sunlight behind her eyes. But magic will have its way with them, whether they will or no.

Summertide’s waiting. Can the folk of the Tree bring it back, or will the wild magic wash them away?

“If you mixed elements of the Faraway Tree, Narnia, Frozen and A Midsummer Night’s Dream together, you might get something like Summertide. Maybe.” — The Author

‘Almond tarts for her MAJESTY!’ someone else roared. ‘Apple ice-wine for her majesty!’

New Release US$3.99


by W.R. Gingell

What do you do when your prince is not a prince, your hair won’t stop growing, and someone has cursed you to sleep for 300 years?

If you’re Polyhymnia, you get up with the help of a kiss or two, trailing your hair behind you, and find out who did it. You try not to get killed in the process.

And you definitely try not to fall in love with the incredibly irritating wizard who woke you and apparently needs to keep kissing you to keep you awake…

Special US$0.99

A Scarlet Fever

by C. Rene Astle

Mina’s dying for life to return to normal.

But she’s still reeling from her mother’s sudden death. What she wants most in the world is to get back to art school and her job at a downtown tattoo shop. Then her roommate suggests a night of dance, drink and distraction.

Despite a backlog of schoolwork, Mina agrees. She soon finds herself in the arms of a sexy stranger with amber eyes. When she invites him home, she doesn’t realize they’re the eyes of a devil in disguise.

The next morning, she tries again to get her life back together. But plagued by a wicked headache, unusual hungers and a burning desire, she realizes something is wrong.

As she struggles to figure out what’s going on, she’s confronted by a tenacious vampire with tales of hellish creatures and ancient battles, she’s forced to ask herself: Will life ever be normal again?

Find out for yourself in this dark, gritty story!

First in series special US$0.99

CHEATC0DE: Play to Win. Play to Survive.

by Michael Campling

Most people play the game. Hank lives it.

Total immersion. Total commitment.

In Unlimited Combat, he’s one of the best. He makes his own luck. And he plays solo. Until now.

Hank’s on a new mission. To succeed, he must fight harder than ever before.

But he can’t do it on his own.

And Hank’s about to find out that not everyone in the game plays by the same rules.

Start reading today because, in this game, there’s no such thing as going in too deep.

Special US$0.99


by Craig Lea Gordon

The ARvekt is in you. In your brain. Wetware, grown in from birth.

You are connected. To everything. All the time. To the Augmented Reality that surrounds you. Life is a sonic, tactile and visual wonder. Better than the real ever could be.

But what if reality isn’t real?

Ix is your Guardian AI. It protects you. Keeps you safe.

From war. From illness. From rogue AIs.

It has saved us so many times. Ix, Guardian AI, saviour of humanity.

But what if its protection is really betrayal?

Section-R. Shadow agency. Wage an underground war against brain hackers. Use temporal instances of Augmented Reality to infiltrate and rescue victims like you. The hackers want your mind. Your data. Your secrets.

But what if the public knew about the hackers?

Tannis Ord.

Section-R Agent. Infiltration and extraction specialist.

A psychotic event left her partner dead. Dead by her own hands. Traumatised, her mind was in tatters. Now it has been repaired. She’s ready to return back to duty.

But what if she isn’t ready? What if her mind isn’t repaired? What if the psychosis has returned?

So when Tannis investigates a mind hack like no other, it leads her to question everything. About Ix. About Section-R. About herself.

If reality isn’t real, is it illusion? Or her own delusion?

New Release US$4.99

Rhea’s Vault

by D.M. Pruden

Saturn’s moon, Rhea, hides many secrets…

The Vault is the most secure archive in the Solar System, or so everyone believes. Melanie Destin desperately needs to get inside and knows someone who can help her.

But when she gains access to the facility, what she discovers should not be possible.

Something has destroyed the archive, and now it hunts her.

With her ship sabotaged, Mel must survive long enough to escape Rhea with the secret she’s uncovered.

If she fails, a force will be unleashed that will kill millions, and forever change the balance of power in the Solar System.

Mel Destin will need to use every trick at her disposal for any hope to get out of this one, but will it be enough?

New Release US$2.99

Black Sheep

by Rachel Aukes

An alien ship. Stolen colonists. All Throttle wanted was a vacation…

Fifteen years into a twenty-year voyage, war veteran Captain Throttle Reyne is looking forward to taking a break from dealing with malfunctions, glitches, and the hassles of monitoring a thousand colonists in cryo-sleep.

But when her colony ship breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Throttle and her crew must leave the colonists behind to search for help. They find a ship that’s not only missing a crew… it’s clearly not from their star system.

It’s the discovery of a lifetime. All they need to do is tow the mysterious vessel back to their colony ship for further study and Throttle won’t ever have to work again. One problem. While they’re away, the colony ship is stolen—with the colonists still on board.

Throttle gives chase to a lawless star system on the outer rim. To get their colonists back, they must take on the pirates and ganglords who will do anything—and sell anyone—to make a buck.

They play dirty. But Throttle and her crew play dirtier.

Strap on your restraints and experience the start of this new space opera thrill ride. It’s perfect for fans of Jay Allan, Jennifer Foehner Wells, and Star Wars.

New Release US$0.99

Esme’s Wish

by Elizabeth Foster

A fresh new fantasy of an enchanting world.’ Wendy Orr, author of Nim’s Island.

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she? But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know. After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold.

Full of mystery, myth and magic, the Esme series has been praised for its world building and whimsy.

Winner of a Purple Dragonfly award!

First in series special US$0.99

Tiger Lily

by K. Bird Lincoln

Lily isn’t supposed to hunt game in the Daimyo’s woods. She’s just the cook’s daughter. It isn’t her place to talk to nobility. And she definitely isn’t supposed to sing the forbidden old, Jindo religion songs.

But Lily was born in the year of the Tiger, and can’t ever be like other village girls. In the woods snaring rabbits one day, she finds instead the Daimyo’s son, Ashikaga, wounded, in the gooseberry brush. When the Pretender Emperor’s men arrive to kill Ashikaga, Lily, desperate, sings a forbidden Jindo song.

The song wakes a powerful spirit – as well as Ashikaga’s interest. The prickly lord has hidden secrets of his own and a burning desire to prove himself to his father. He will stop at nothing to defeat his father’s greatest enemy.

All Lily wants to do is take care of her sisters. But the Pretender-Emperor’s forces are drawing near, and now the Daimyo’s son knows she communes with Jindo gods. She wants to trust Ashikaga when he swears he will not tell her secret, but he is a noble – and Lily only a peasant. Lily’s heart is leading her down a dangerous path. She may have to defy her father, Ashikaga, and even the spirits themselves in order to defeat the Pretender-Emperor’s magic and keep safe all that she loves.

First in series special US$0.99

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