First Grave on the Right is the first book in Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series, and it's $3.99 right now. I would call that a sorta-sale. When I've been at conferences with Jones, readers and authors come up to her and tell her how much they love this series. This book won the Golden Heart in 2009, and the RITA for Best First Book in 2012. Did you like this book, too?
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people.
And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice.
Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all.
In fact, he might be something else entirely.
Lowcountry Boil is book one in Susan M. Boyer's Liz Talbot mystery series. It's on sale for .99c. The reviews say it has a wonderful of Southern setting, and it's a cozy mystery with a strong and smart protagonist. I've bought this as a gift for a friend and I am waiting to hear if she liked it. This book was a Golden Heart finalist in 2012, and won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape.
When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. She’s fit to be tied when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, so she opens her own.
Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.
When more folks start turning up dead in this small seaside town, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her.
The Scottish Witch is $1.99. This is book 2 in the Chattan Curse series, and is a historical romance with a bit of magic and paranormal elements.
Every woman has her dreams. Portia Maclean believes she is beyond love and marriage. Then one moonlit night, while attempting a daring masquerade in a desperate bid to protect her family, she finds herself swept off her feet by a powerful stranger. His very touch makes her long for much more. But what will he do once he discovers she has betrayed him?
Every man has his demons. Harry Chattan is fighting for his family-their honor and their lives. For two hundred years the Chattan men have been destroyed by love and now he's come to Scotland on the hunt for a witch who can break the legend's curse. Instead he finds himself bewitched by the tantalizing Portia.
Determined to right legendary wrongs, Harry has vowed to fight the demons that torture him.
But will that battle destroy her as well?
My Wicked Marquess is $1.99, and is book 1 of the Infero Club series. The series has 6 books and focuses on a group of men whose membership in what seems to be a club devoted to debauchery and indulgence is really a cover for their activities as highly trained secret agents for the crown. (Like you do.)
To London's aristocracy, the Inferno Club is a scandalous society of men no proper young lady would acknowledge. But though they are publicly notorious for pursuing all manner of debauchery, in private they are warriors who would do anything to protect king and country.
The Marquess of Rotherstone has decided it's time to restore the family's good name. But as a member of the Inferno Club, he knows there is only one way to redeem himself in Society's eyes: marry a lady of impeccable beauty and breeding, whose reputation is, above all, spotless.
Someone quite unlike Daphne Starling.
True, she's temptingly lovely, but a jilted suitor has nearly ruined her reputation. Still, Max cannot resist her allure—or the challenge of proving London's gossips wrong. He would do anything to win her hand . . . and show that even a wicked marquess can make a perfect husband.