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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Girl in the Purple Room

by Mauro Casiraghi

A woman stands silhouetted against a window in a purple room. It’s the only memory Sergio has of the week leading up to the accident that almost killed him when he was scuba diving off the Tuscan coast. He remembers nothing else about that woman, but the love he feels for her drives him to delve into the mystery surrounding those days that are missing from his memory.

Hoping to find out who she is, Sergio gives up the lonely life he has lived ever since his painful divorce. It’s the beginning of an adventure that will take him from the streets of Rome to the Tuscan countryside. Along the way, Sergio explores his relationship with his sixteen-year-old daughter, his ex-wife and his friends, some of whom understand him better than others, but none of whom can truly help him on his quest to find the woman he loves. To do that, he must dive deep into his past, all the way down to the edge where the meaning of his entire life is as precarious as a bubble of air in the bloodstream.

"The Purple Room" is a magnetic and gripping psychological drama, filled with those moments of bittersweet comedy, misunderstanding and heartbreak that all too often punctuate every search for a partner. A journey of self-discovery, in which a deep and uncompromising self-awareness goes hand in hand with the universal desire to find someone to love.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

“Intense and moving. Delicate like the touch of cotton sheets in the summer. A page-turner, kidnaps the reader with impeccable style and storytelling worth a prize.” - Booksblog

“Casiraghi’s style is smooth, tight and spare.” – Il Corriere della Sera

“A deeply human journey, both painful and magnetic. (…) A bittersweet ending which leaves you with food for thought and a half-smile on your face.” DG MAG

“A craftily-woven plot that sucks the reader in with the pace of a psychological thriller, for such becomes Sergio’s life, filled with questions, traps, revelations, all leading to the final discovery of oneself.” Stilos

“The story unfolds in a gripping and suspended atmosphere, where euphoria, desperation and self-doubt come together in equal measure (…) Casiraghi’s novel is like a mirror where, beyond the twists and turns of the plot, the reader finds another tale to identify with. It is one of those stories in which, even without accidents or memory loss, each one of us can become the main character and, in the end, must come to terms with the past…” Liberazione

“The Purple Room runs on two tracks: on one hand, Sergio’s present life, the aftermath of his failed marriage, the bittersweet conflict with his teenage daughter, the comforting presence of his close friends; on the other, the stubborn search for the image of a woman he cannot forget. These tracks are joined together by a clever alternation of tenses. The present tense gives us what Sergio sees in front of his eyes, like a photograph. The simple past makes us dive into the narrator’s mind, where his memories are kept. At times, the two tenses blend together in the same paragraph, bringing out with great force the dream-like texture of this novel.” Sguardomobile.it

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mauro Casiraghi was born in Milan, Italy. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing in Montreal, Canada, and publishing his first short stories in English, he went back to Italy to work as a successful screenwriter for cinema and television. He is the author of three novels, a collection of short stories, and a book of interviews on the art of writing. His first novel, "The Purple Room", received the Carver Prize and Carlo Cassola Prize for literature.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women's Fiction, Literary
Size: 256 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Circle Macabre (The Hecatomb Book 4)

by J Edward Neill

Erisa Stavrou, hunter of hunters, stalks her final prey into the sprawling city of Valai. She brings nothing but her shirt, her sandals, and her unbreakable blade.
She is the only one who can end the cycle of one dead, every night, forever. She is the last hope to break The Circle Macabre.

The Circle Macabre is one of four stories also contained in the novella, The Hecatomb. It is preceded by Old Man of Tessera, Let the Bodies, and The Skeleton Sculptor.
These stories can be read in any order.
It's up to readers to decide which happens first.
...and which happens last.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Stories
Size: 32 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Art of Murder

by Carol McKee Jones

Murder, romance, Paris. A classic crime novel featuring betrayal and revenge set in the City of Light. Antique dealer, Liam, flees to Paris when a deal goes wrong. He meets Alouette, an ex-nightclub singer, and moves in with her when he becomes ill. Always searching for the next deal, he discovers an artist with a unique talent. His intentions to set himself up as an art dealer are foiled by his obsession with artist's stunning model.His knack for making poor decisions leads him further into trouble and, ultimately, into his worst nightmare. Will Alouette once again come to his rescue?An atomospheric tale of crime and punishment set in the magical city of Paris. Follow in Liam's footsteps, discovering the sights and smells of the city: the galleries, cafes, Montmartre, the left bank, the Seine, and Monet's lovely gardens in Giverny:“Monsieur has done this before,” the woman said sternly, dipping her hand into the glass jar. “Bargaining, I mean.”“Many times,” Liam said with a smile. He didn’t mind her sour manner. He had won the deal, and that was all that mat­tered.-------------------------A psychological thriller that reminded me strongly of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. Liam’s travails in Paris, the art capital of the world and the city of his dreams, make page-turning reading, but in this world of mystery, drama and action those dreams may not turn out as he hopes:James Ferron Anderson, author Terminal City and The River and The Sea

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers
Size: 317 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Jack Ryder Mystery Series: Book 1-3

by Willow Rose

It's spring break in Cocoa Beach - evil is lurking everywhere.Mystery, love, and action this series has it all.Another hit series from the Amazon ALL-star Bestselling author Willow Rose.- HIT THE ROAD JACK:Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all.Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed.With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.- SLIP OUT THE BACK JACK:They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried.Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast.Detective Jack Ryder is preoccupied with Shannon King and the strange email she has just received that leaves her terrified just as she prepares to go on stage at the Runaway Country Festival. Jack Ryder senses the connection and soon he realizes he is on the hunt for a serial killer with a killing spree that spans over more than a decade.- THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT:Scott Kingston is afraid of monsters. He thinks they’re lurking outside his bedroom window at night when his mother tucks him in. He asks his mother to keep the light on to scare the monsters away. But that light is exactly what lures the kidnapper to his window and the next morning, Scott Kingston is gone.Twenty-eight years later, Vernon Johnson is released from jail after spending the biggest part of his life on death row, convicted of having kidnapped and killed Scott Kingston. As so many times before, he has appealed his case, but this time, the judge decides to let him go. A witness has finally told the truth, and there is no longer sufficient evidence to keep him in jail.But shortly after Vernon Johnson is released and has returned to his childhood town, another child disappears, and soon all eyes are on him again.Jack Ryder is getting ready to build the house of his dreams while hoping that Shannon won’t end up in jail for the murder her ex-husband committed. She is expecting their child and the pregnancy, along with the worrying, takes a toll on the both of them, especially when a dark secret is revealed about the lot where they are preparing to build their house.The fourth installment in the Jack Ryder Series BLACK JACKis out now!Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Horror, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Occult, United States, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Size: 712 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Dreaming of Spain (Wandering Skies)

by Alli Sinclair

As the long, mysterious life of a family matriarch begins to wind down, will she take her secrets with her? Or will her past adventures lead to new ones for the next generation? From a bustling Australian city to the beauty and promise of Granada and a captivating culture, one young woman may dare to find out . . .   Charlotte Kavanagh’s beloved grandmother may have made peace with her mortality, but Charlotte isn’t yet ready to do the same. There is still so much she wants to know about her abuela—like the truth about her youth in Spain, her days dancing flamenco—all subjects Katarina has refused to speak of. And when she becomes ill, Charlotte fears losing her forever—along with any chance to know the history that is also part of her own legacy . . .   Yet despite her fragile condition, Katarina rallies, and Charlotte hopes she may have had a change of heart about revealing her secrets. It’s a wish that will challenge Charlotte to break out of her perfectly ordered life in ways she never expected. Does she have the courage to step out of her routine—to leave the country and discover the woman her grandmother once was—and perhaps even find herself along the way? . . .

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Coming of Age, Family Life, Christian, Romance, Sagas
Size: 86 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Last Lesson

by David Xavier

The tremors warned of incoming waves, high enough to drown every home in the tiny coastal village where an old man gave piano lessons to children who grew up to forgot every note.

The old man faces a decision: flee with the villagers over the mountain to the other side, where every lesson he ever taught will not exist - faded in his former pupils minds the way a flame dies on a small wick - or stay and watch the waves crash around him and his notes and piano keys where he lived a full life.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Literary, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological, Single Authors
Size: 22 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC Book 1)

by Kylie Hillman

*New Cover, Reformatted and Re-Edited*
Only daughter of the volatile President of the Black Shamrocks MC and long-suffering sister to four overprotective brothers, Madelaine O'Brien has survived circumstances that would have broken a lesser woman.

Mik 'Mad Dog' Kennedy is her salvation, her reward for continuing to fight, and the matching piece of her soul.

With her life finally happy and on track, will the reappearance of the monster from her past be the event that finally breaks her? Or will he be the catalyst she needs to put it all behind her, once and for all?

They say when life gives you lemons; make lemonade. What happens when life keeps sending you demons who refuse to stay buried? Do you lie down and accept defeat or rise to the seemingly unwinnable challenge, and start SEIZING CONTROL?

Disclaimer: This story contains graphic situations that may not be suitable for all readers.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sagas, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Romance, Contemporary, Series, Women's Fiction, Crime Fiction, Multicultural & Interracial, Mystery & Suspense, British & Irish, Classics, Women's
Size: 349 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The White Piano (Still Life with Memories Book 2)

by Uvi Poznansky

Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha—only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive—but so seldom do you give it to others.” 

Behind his father's back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints. 

What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

Note: My Own Voice and The White Piano are woven together into my novel, Apart From Love.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Sexuality, Contemporary Fiction, American, Historical, Psychological, Romance
Size: 190 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Jessie's Hope

by Jennifer Hallmark

Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love? Years ago, an accident robbed Jessie Smith’s mobility. It also stole her mother and alienated her from her father. When Jessie’s high school sweetheart Matt Jansen proposes, her parents’ absence intensifies her worry that she cannot hold on to those she loves.With a wedding fast approaching, Jessie’s grandfather Homer has a goal to find the perfect dress for “his Jessie,” one that would allow her to forget, even if for a moment, the boundaries of her wheelchair. But financial setbacks and unexpected sabotage hinder his plans.Determined to heal from her past, Jessie initiates a search for her father. Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love when additional obstacles—including a spurned woman and unpredictable weather—highjack Jessie’s dream wedding?Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational nature.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Christian, Women's Fiction, Romance, Inspirational, Romantic Comedy
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Finger of an Angel

by Panayotis Cacoyannis

Psychological, Magical, Mad, Lily's journey on a long winding road and beyond... "intentionally disorienting and unnervingly addictive" Kirkus ReviewsAfter a loved-up adventure in a wood in North London, sixty-odd-year-old Lily drives off in her Classic Mercedes and takes a wrong turn. The day is unbearably hot, and the snazzy car's air-con is broken, blowing out hot air instead of cold. Lily follows the meandering road in a state of dehydration, and experiences a series of encounters with angels and demons and ghosts from the past.As time begins to travel backwards, Lily knows that very soon she will find her way back to the city. But even when eventually she does, events nearer home seem to mirror her encounters on the long winding road that disappeared. ..."Cacoyannis is known for his introspective protagonists, but in this exceptional novel he delves even deeper, excavating the darkest corners of the psyche." Kirkus Reviews..."This is a marvelous mixture of fantasy, of examination of someone's psychological interior, and of the many sides that make up a person." Casey Dorman - Lost Coast Review...Contains Mature Themes

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction
Size: 167 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Crossing In Time: An Edgy Sci-Fi Love Story (Between Two Evils Book 1)

by D. L. Orton

If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back?When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present--and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that's a heart breaker, save the world or not.This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it's the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn't have the proper footwear. It's a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Time Travel, Women's Fiction, Multicultural & Interracial, Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Comedy, Men's Adventure, Women's Adventure, Literary
Size: 402 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

by S. R. Mallery

WHEN HISTORY, MYSTERY, ACTION, and ROMANCE ARE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!

These eleven short stories range from drug traffickers using hand-woven wallets, to a U.S. slave sewing freedom codes into her quilts; from a cruise ship murder mystery with a quilt instructor and a NYPD police detective, to a couple hiding Christian passports into a comforter in Nazi Germany; from an old Salem Witchcraft wedding quilt curse to a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; from a 1980’s Romeo and Juliet romance between a Wall Street financial ‘star’ and an eclectic fiber artist, to a Haight-Ashbury love affair between a professor and a macramé artist gone horribly wrong, just to name a few.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Anthologies, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, World Literature, Jewish, Romance, Historical Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, European, Historical
Size: 217 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

A Mersey Killing: When Liverpool Rocked, And The Music Died (Mersey Murder Mysteries Book 1)

by Brian L. Porter

A skeleton and a missing woman. A doomed romance. A mystery spanning two generations.Liverpool, 1961. A group of young men come together seeking fame and fortune, as the fledgling sounds of the Swinging Sixties take root in the city. Soon, Liverpool becomes synonymous with the groups and music that shapes a generation.Liverpool, 1999. Skeletal remains found in the docklands lead Detective Inspector Andy Ross and Sergeant Izzie Drake into a journey through time, as the investigation takes them back to early days of the Mersey Beat.Whose bones laid beneath the mud of the River Mersey for over thirty years, and what links them to a young woman, missing for the entire time?Winner - Preditors & Editors Best Book Award.Over 100 five-star reviews in Amazon and Goodreads.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Romance, Crime Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, British & Irish, Contemporary
Size: 281 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rivers in the Ocean

by Dulene Cipriano

All of us experience a growth process at some time in our lives. For Ben, an 18-year-old boy from Myanmar starting his studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, the first year of university study will be the most significant year of his life. Sang Mo, his South Korean roommate and classmate, causes him to start re-evaluating his viewpoint of life and people. In addition to Sang Mo, a friendship forms between him and his other classmates; as they share time and themselves and experience the life and culture of Tsinghua and Beijing, their own lives and perspectives change... As Ben realizes, this change is not necessarily for the better or for the worse, it is just change, and nothing can stop this motion.

Rivers in the Ocean... We are all part of this larger sea of humanity, and we all share the causes and effects of what happens among all humankind... At the same time, we are all separate beings, keeping ourselves secret and apart from each other. This is a story about Beijing, China, and about individuals from Asia; but at the same time, it is a story that we all share in any place we may live, in some form or another.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Relationships, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 618 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

My Mama's Mind-Thief: Book 2

by Cassandra Moon

Volume 2 in the unique new Series created by Author, Cassandra Moon. This is a side-splitting book which continues the story about a very different sort of Caregiver experience.Casey is the Primary Caregiver to her precious Mama, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Casey is a very unique individual who's outlook on life is refreshingly different from the norm. Her insights into her Mama's condition will leave you thinking long after you have finished reading the book. The manner in which she approaches Alzheimer's seems to be quite simple on the surface, yet when put into practice, border on genius. You will laugh, you will cry, you will wish that at almost 400 pages, it had not been over so soon. This book will leave you with a deeper meaning to the words, Love and Sacrifice. This book is a must read for people who love to laugh, for people who have a high regard for the human condition, and for people who are in need of a boost to the soul. Just as long as you don't mind a bit of spicy language, that is to say. This book is also a must read for Caregivers of any sort. You will love this book, you will love Casey, you will love Casey's precious Mama and you will not be able to wait for the next book in the Series. Hilarious and Heartbreaking, and well worth the read.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction
Size: 217 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Too Late For Apologies (Sunset to Sunrise Book 3)

by Herb Scribner

Trey Robinson is behind bars. Joey Brooks is hiding from Emily. Sam can't remember what happened last year. Is this the set up for the best year of their lives? High school takes another turn for junior year for these friends and foes.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
Size: 245 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Lost Girl - part 1

by Elodie Short

Anna Hayes is growing up in a bad place.
A dirty mobile home. No dad in sight. A mom who's more concerned about how she'll get her next fix and an older brother that is always away working to try and make ends meet.
To Anna this is normal, until one day she hears men threatening to take her away. Terrified she runs away.

Summer Ford doesn't particularly like kids; she prefers them at a distance.
But when she comes across a sobbing little girl in the park, it tugs on her heartstrings.
Something in Anna makes Summer want to keep her safe, and she sets out to make sure no one will harm her, but this turns out to be easier said than done.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Anthologies, Romance, New Adult & College, Mystery & Suspense, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 44 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Tuscaloosa Tales

by Lewis M. Campbell

Stories from and about Alabama. The South. And a different generation.The tales ain't meant to irritate, aggravate or otherwise make hostile. Hopefully you can get some amusement and mayhap a little information about a place and time that don't exactly exist no more and ain't likely to return.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Single Authors
Size: 101 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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