Friday, June 3, 2011

Planet iPad Free Book Alert, Friday, June 3: Over 40 new freebies added overnight in every genre under the sun, plus....Harry Shannon's angry TV shrink Mick Callahan is back for another go at the world in Running Cold , the fourth novel in the series (Today's Sponsor)

Your beach bag won't get any fatter as you load up your ereading device of choice from the ever-growing list of freebies we post daily, last in on top for easy browsing.  Over 40 new free ebooks top off our list of more than 500, with the curious story of a man who stole Albert Einstein's shutter among the batch.

But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor

Mick Callahan is back, ornery as ever in the fourth of a series by prolific author Harry Shannon.  As a special treat for old and new Callahan fans, the first three books are available at a reduced combo price in the newly release Mick Callahan Novels.
(The Mick Callahan Novels)
By Harry Shannon
5.0 Stars  -  20 Reviews

Kindle Price:  $2.99
Text-to-Speech:  Enabled
Lending:  Enabled

Here's the set-up:

Media psychologist Callahan is a failed Navy Seal, a recovering alcoholic and a loyal friend. He's also a man with a hot temper and a talent for getting himself into trouble. 

In this brand new adventure, the fourth book in the popular series, Callahan finds himself up against an angry young soldier just home from Afghanistan. Wes McCann's father is a compulsive gambler and one of Mick's clients. His brutal murder sets these two dangerous men on a collision course.

"A flawed and edgy hero. Dark wit, excellent writing and action-packed pace."—The Rap Sheet, January Magazine

From the reviewers:

"Mick Callahan is a man with a past, a mean right hook, and a radio talk show. He's pretty good at giving people advice - just not necessarily good at taking it. The strength of this series is in its central characters, flawed, human, often funny, sometimes tragic, and the relationships among them."—Mystery Scene

"Mick Callahan is not only likeable (as deemed by Library Journal) but he manages to endear himself as a very realistic hero, with a strong sense of purpose and an equal dash of vulnerability."—Cemetery Dance

"Mick's road to redemption is wry, bittersweet and altogether touching."

Harry Shannon has been an actor, a singer, an Emmy-nominated songwriter, a recording artist in Europe, a music publisher, a VP of Carolco Pictures and worked as a free-lance Music Supervisor on films such as 'Basic Instinct' and 'Universal Soldier.'

He holds an MA in Psychology and is currently a counselor in private practice. Although primarily a novelist, Shannon has sold stories to a number of genre magazines including 'Cemetery Dance,' 'Horror Garage,' 'City Slab,' 'Crime Spree' and '' He contributed a 25,000 word mystery/horror novella to a recent Cemetery Dance limited-edition collection called 'Brimstone Turnpike,' as well as short fiction to several horror anthologies, including 'Tales from the Gorezone,' 'Small Bites,' 'The Fear Within,' and 'On Dangerous Ground,' a new anthology of western noir edited by veteran author Ed Gorman.

Shannon's first signed limited edition short story collection 'BAD SEED' debuted in June of 2001. His debut horror novel 'NIGHT OF THE BEAST'--the first in a pulp trilogy set in northeastern Nevada--was released in 2002. The acclaimed 'NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF' won the small-press Tombstone Award for Best Novel of 2003. The final book, a 2005 Delirium Books limited edition of 'NIGHT OF THE DAEMON,' sold out in pre-order. These 'Night' books are currently out of print but remain available on Kindle.

Harry Shannon's first noir effort, 'MEMORIAL DAY (A Mick Callahan Novel),' takes place in fictional Dry Wells, Nevada. It was a hardcover release from Five Star First Edition Mysteries in May of 2004. New Mystery Reader called it 'brilliant,' also 'wry, bittersweet and altogether touching,' Library Journal praised it as 'memorable,' and Booklist said of amateur sleuth Mick Callahan 'Let's hope he's around for a long run.' The sequel, 'EYE OF THE BURNING MAN' came out in November, 2005 and was also well-reviewed. A third Mick Callahan novel 'ONE OF THE WICKED' was released in early 2008.

Shannon's thriller 'THE PRESSURE OF DARKNESS' was released in November of 2006. He also scripted the horror film and novel 'DEAD AND GONE' for fetish photographer/director Yossi Sasson, and played a bit part as the Sheriff. Lionsgate released the DVD.

Shannon's collection of short fiction "A HOST OF SHADOWS" was published by Dark Regions Press in May of 2010 and nominated for a Stoker Award by the Horror Writer's Association. The the novella PAIN was released that fall.

'RUNNING COLD' (the fourth Mick Callahan) along with 'THE MICK CALLAHAN NOVELS,' a Kindle compilation of the first three books in the series, were released this year. Most recently, he has written a pulp novella called 'THE DEAD MAN: LUST FOR BLOOD.' 

His horror novel 'CLAN' is set for release in early 2012.

Click here to download Running Cold (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android Tablet, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds.
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