Bargain Books 17/07/2013 Fiction & Literature

Jeremy Roberts is suddenly a stranger in his own body with no memory of his life. When he discovers he’s entangled in an unsolved tragedy, he must mount a high-stakes investigation to rescue someone he can’t remember. — Jeremy Roberts’ life is reset one morning in Boston’s Quincy Market when an inexplicable event leaves him a stranger in his own body. He quickly relearns his name and his place in the world, but can’t explain the heavy feeling of grief that pervades every moment of his day. Hiding his complete lack of memory about his life, he sets to work finding the source of his emotional anguish. Uncovering files from his own computer, he learns that a terrible tragedy has befallen his family and its mystery remains unsolved. Calling on a crack private investigator and a computer security expert, Jeremy delves deep into the case. After piecing together a startling theory, he plunges into a daring plan to rescue a woman he can’t remember… before it is too late. JUMP is an edge-of-your seat thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.Fiction & Literature



Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago. When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help. Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was… normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be–far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires. Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won’t forget. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing series!Fiction & Literature



Set ten years later, Stephen Spear rides again in the outrageous sequel to ‘Vanity Fierce’. Stephen and Blake have been together for more than three years. Blake is sweet, trusting and passive – both in the bedroom and out of it – which suits Stephen perfectly. He loves calling the shots and getting his own way. Though lately, Blake has been different – less obliging, less enamoured, and increasingly suspicious that Stephen is cheating on him! When Rick, a legendary Sydney hunk, moves in next door, Stephen is absolutely entranced. He quickly hits on the perfect plan to impress and ultimately seduce his new neighbour. But has Stephen learnt nothing in ten years? Is he still hopelessly blinded by vanity? This is a witty, sexy satire on gay Sydney life. Praise for ‘The Indignities Book One’: ‘A must read.’ (Sydney Star Observer) ‘Aitken’s wit is wicked in every sense of that word, while his ability to address confronting issues in a deceptively sunny manner is admirable.’ (Australian Book Review) ‘The gay world has turned since ‘Vanity Fierce’, with the internet making its mark on social and sexual behaviour. Aitken has a keen sense of that, opening a window onto the lively confusions of gay culture.’ (The Age, Melbourne)Fiction & Literature



Kirkus Independent Book Review of Home Grown – Terror Strikes From Within BOOK REVIEW Terrorists planning a New Year’s Eve attack against the U.S. are working with people on American soil in Turney’s debut thriller. In the post-9/11 world, federal agents pay meticulous attention to seemingly harmless behavior. But what appears to be a routine check on a monitored website in Arizona leads from an Arkansas redneck looking to mix a poisonous concoction for personal reasons to an Islamic extremist in Vegas who has already piqued the FBI’s curiosity. Mixed martial artist Taseen “Taz” Hamshan, with ties to the extremist, is recruited by agent Kyle Morel to go undercover and make nice with a suspected terrorist. But how are the terrorists staying ahead of the FBI? At first glance, readers might suspect that Turney’s 600-plus-page novel would hit lulls. Nope. He allows no off-the-cuff introduction to any character or subplot, providing rich back stories and, surprisingly, never dropping any of the minor plots. Even agents sent to handle mundane surveillance are established in detail—which makes it startling when anyone dies. It’s epic, almost excessively so, but the author does keep the numerous characters from overwhelming the book with subtle reintroductions, such as a soft reminder that Russian intelligence operative Kondrashov is watching the Iranian and Venezuelan presidents. Despite the multiple storylines, there’s cohesion. However, the novel might have benefited from giving stories and characters some breathing room. And the U.S. isn’t the squeaky-clean hero among indignant foreign countries—American citizens must contend with an unpopular president, while Russian agents, despite their country’s neutrality, debate warning the U.S. of a possible jihadist attack. The author laces the story together with striking transitions—evidence being blown up shifts to people watching pyrotechnics at the Treasure Island casino. As the New Year’s celebration approaches, Turney maintains intensity with a natural countdown and an abundance of people in peril. And don’t forget: One of the characters is a jihadist mole. Like a 12-episode TV series condensed into a single book—categorically engagingFiction & Literature



Eight short, sharp, insightful, poignant, surprising, entertaining, unpredictable, distressing, extraordinary and moving slices of a mid 20th century life.Fiction & Literature



All hell is let loose when a Triskele oath is broken… Fusing Welsh mythology with the modern day, this novel tells the gripping story of love, betrayal, rivalry and murder. The story begins when the three branches of the Triskele – The Bwy Hir, an ancient race of giants, referred to in the bible as Nephilim, the Druids and the Chosen are gathered at a sacred meeting place for the Harvest of Blood Ceremony at Winter Solstice. But the Triskele is in grave danger of unravelling as treachery and misdeeds flow through its ranks. A Chosen family, the Morgans of Ty Mawr Farm find themselves floundering in the dangerous undercurrents as a young couple’s indiscretions come to light and shake the foundations of an ancient triskele formed to protect the lands of Cymru, to keep the old ways alive and serve the Bwy Hir, the ancient deities who claim the verdant mountains and valleys as their own.Fiction & Literature