Saturday, December 16, 2017

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 50

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...
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Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Beck Valley Books | Between the Coverz | Bookalicious Traveladdict
Miki's Hope | Heidi Reads
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |
Colorimetry | Futures
3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings 

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For Bargain Books post - SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Game ON Book Tour and Giveaway

A callous prank or a deadly test of conviction?

Ozzie has known one life -- his adoptive life. Until he received the letter.

Could there be another family member out there?

Ten years have passed. Too much has changed.

But blood runs deep.

It's a twisted game of riddles. And a girl's life is on the line.

Ozzie can't deny the connection. But is it all just a cold-blooded trick?

Ozzie won't stop…can't stop until he finds her.

The yakuza have made their mark. But what other forces are in play?

For Ozzie, it's a test unlike any other. Pass, and he saves a life he never knew existed. Fail, and death will swallow her whole.

Will cruelty finally win out?

And can Ozzie risk everything to trust Alex Troutt to help?

Blood will be spilled. Blood will be imbibed. But whose blood will it be?

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Redemption Thriller Series
Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Bay AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last
Books in the Ivy Nash Thrillers:
IN Defiance
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End

Books in the Ozzie Novak Thrillers
ON Edge - book 13
Game ON - book 14 
ON The Rocks - book 15 (releasing Jan 4th - pre-order here)
Shame ON You - book 16 (releasing Jan 30th - pre-order here)
ON Fire - book 17 (releasing Feb 20th - pre-order here)
ON The Run - book 18 

The Scoop 
By now you're probably aware that the Alex Troutt thrillers, Ivy Nash thrillers, and the soon-to-be-released Ozzie Novak thrillers are all under the same Redemption Thriller Series umbrella. Why? Because, ultimately, they all connect -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. How? That's part of the mystery that I'm slowly unveiling throughout the Redemption Thriller Series.

Through each sub-series, characters from different books appear in the other novels. If it adds suspense, intrigue, or even a good laugh, I've included a cross-over character -- it's a lot more fun that way. Plus -- and here's the real kicker -- I'll write a final six novels that brings all of the major characters together -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. It will be explosive and gut-wrenching…in a way that will leave you breathless. At least that's my hope.

Starting with IN The End (Nov. 10 release), I'll be launching a new book every 2-4 weeks. IN The End will segue into the Ozzie Novak Thrillers. ON Edge (book 1), is due out on November 28. From there, it will be non-stop suspense until all six Ozzie books are released. And my editor tells me that Ozzie Novak is my best character yet.:) So, I hope you're ready for some thrilling binge-reading. 

How can you catch up if you've started the Redemption Thriller Series mid-stream? 
Box sets have been created in the Redemption Thriller Series to allow you to pick up a pretty nice discount. To read the first three Alex Troutt thrillers just copy and paste this link into your browser: Or, you can search for Redemption Thriller Series Box Set. Alex Troutt Thrillers books 4-6 are also a box set. The Ivy Nash and Ozzie Novak thriller box sets will be coming soon.


When Ozzie received a letter from Denise, an old girlfriend, stating he had a daughter and she was in danger, Ozzie dropped everything and immediately flew to Hawaii to help. Even though it was a shock, it couldn’t have come at a better time for Ozzie. His perfect life had recently been turned upside down and finding a blood relative gave him hope. Arriving in Hawaii though, Ozzie discovers his daughter Mackenzie has been kidnapped by the Yakuza, a Japanese mafia syndicate. But as Ozzie and Denise follow the clues to find Mackenzie, they find themselves in peril also.

It seems everything is extreme involving Ozzie. He is a very complex character. This series just gets better and better. The action was non-stop and intense. Having read the other Redemption books, I love the character crossovers. This one revealed more of how the Redemption series will come together in the end.

About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner.

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and an astute observer of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn't stop.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense -- the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.

When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental notes of people and societies across the land.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tips for Organizing Your Closet While Creating Jobs

When you read that title – you probably wondered how in the world cleaning out your closet had anything to do with getting a job. But it does – and you are an important part of putting people to work even though you may not realize it. So – let’s talk about how these two things can go hand in hand, shall we?
Goodwill. And I don’t just mean goodwill toward others, although that is what this season is all about. I mean Goodwill – like your local store that will take your gently used donations and turn them into jobs and support for your local community. What is this magic?

When you donate to Goodwill, you’ve taken the opportunity to become a job creator and make a significant difference in the lives of individuals living in your community. After you drop off your shirts, shoes, blankets, electronics, and other items, we sell them in one of our more than 3,200 Goodwill stores or on our online auction site, When someone buys your item, we use that money to fund job training and other services.

So, you have opened your closet to start planning your holiday party outfits, only to realize that there are 400,234,456 outfits, none of which you can wear to your party. Not to mention, everything is so squished and cluttered that there are probably clothing items you haven’t touched since the 80’s. Hey – no need to be ashamed – we’re right there with you and we’re here to help. Side note – if you find a sweater or sweatshirt in that mess that really is from the 80’s, it will probably come in handy for your ugly sweater holiday attire.

Okay – let’s get on with it. Here are those tips you came here for:
  • Start by getting rid of anything that you do not have a purpose for or have not worn in over a year or two. Unless it is something very specific you would wear for a special occasion in the near future – it needs to belong to someone else.

  • Try an organizer like a shelf if you have room or a boot/shoe organizer (make sure you check your local Goodwill store to see if they have one for a bargain!)

  • Use rods, pocket hangers, or other handy things to hang your shoes on your door. You can find many items that would work for this at a bargain while you’re at Goodwill.

  • Add a bar that allows you to have more than one row for hanging your clothes.

  • Use up wasted wall space. Just about everyone has 2 sides of a closet with bare, empty walls. Use other types of hangers (think towel rack, curtain rod, or hooks) where you can hang items like scarves or belts to keep them out of your way.

  • Use hangers that work best for your clothes. By using slim open hangers, or specialized hangers for different outfits, you will be creating space for those clothes you keep and don’t donate. And in the same space, get creative with bulkier clothes items. Hanging organizers are just for shoes.

If you want to really get creative – think outside the box for nontraditional items that could help you get organized such as utilizing on-the-shelf space and stuff you’d usually use to organize other space – like office supplies. Use a folder or magazine holder to store your small wallets and clutches. A pretty metal paper towel rod that stands up would make the perfect place to put your bulky on-the-wrist jewelry. You can find some really great items at Goodwill if you’re willing to venture outside the box.

Once you’ve purged, found those perfect hacks for how to make the most out of the space you’re working with, then you can start to think about organization. For example, organize your closet based on color, style, occasions, seasons… What are you thinking about when you walk up to your closet to find something to wear? Use that and find a way to organize best for you!

Share your Goodwill haul, finds, and out of the box organization that you’ve use in the past! We want to see it. Snap a pic and share it on social media using the hashtag #ShopGoodwill.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Power Struggle Tour and Giveaway

One hit man who’s back for revenge.

One detective who’s not going down without a fight.

It’s been ten months since Detective Madison Knight almost died at the hands of Russian Mafia hit man Constantine Romanov. She hasn’t seen hide nor hair of him since he escaped police custody and fled to Russia soon after his arrest, except now her latest murder investigation gives her reason to believe he’s back in town. Seeing as the victim is the man who killed her grandfather, her perspective may be a little skewed, but with the MO smacking of Constantine and the victim’s connections to the mob, she finds it hard to be objective. Still, she’s doing her best to consider all the evidence.

When she receives a threatening letter from Constantine, however, her suspicions are confirmed. And he’s made it abundantly clear that not only does he plan to finish what he started but he has her family and loved ones in the crosshairs, too. Madison vows to do whatever it takes to save them, but as the hours race by, the body count rises. And the stakes only get higher when Madison’s sister, Chelsea, goes missing.

Now, Madison’s only play is to take Chelsea’s disappearance for what it really means: Constantine is calling Madison out for one final showdown. And they won’t both survive…

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Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice. Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, 

Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, 
and Hawaii Five-O.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: Ties That Bind, Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).

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When Detective Madison Knight is called to investigate a murder, she never dreamed that the victim would be the man who had killed her grandfather so many years ago. The victim, Jimmy Bates had ties to the Russian Mafia, and it didn’t escape Madison that the multiple stab wounds mimicked the work of mob hit man Constantine Romanov, who only a few months ago nearly succeeded in killing Madison. While delving further into the investigation, it becomes clear that Madison is his prime target and she must do whatever she can to keep her family safe.

Carolyn Arnold has done it again with this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller. It had me filled with dread with each ring of Madison’s phone. I felt so bad for her. Each character in this series is complex and well-thought out. It was obvious by the end that Madison’s character had matured even further. I highly recommend reading this series.

About the author
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™. Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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