Monday, June 13, 2011

Planet iPad Free Book Alert, Monday, June 13: 9 NEW EBOOKS JOIN 700 FREE TITLES! A different kind of mystery with 4 titles from Simon & Schuster for pre-order; 1 a sampler and 3 with generic titles but no details, plus … a dream vision of murder is not a dream but true in The Granite Key (Today’s Sponsor)

The only thing you have to risk is a click to pre-order 4 offerings at the top of our list today:  A John Connolly ebook sampler; and, Summer Of Firsts as well as two from S&S's children's imprint, Get Your Book On and All Good Things Come To An EndDetails are scant but prices do go up on Amazon, so the daring might want to pre-order those freebies.
But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor
It starts with a vision disguised as a dream, a murder and a mystery man in a cowboy hat.  Secret societies, murder, history, religious zealots, hidden artifacts and mysterious codes abound.
The Granite Key
(Bones Of The Mother)
By N.S. Wikarski
5.0 Stars  -  1 Review

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

Here's the set-up:

College student Cassie Forsyth awakens in the middle of the night, shocked by a nightmare in which she sees her sister being murdered. The attacker is a man in a cowboy hat who demands something called “the key.”

The girl’s nightmare becomes real as she is drawn into an underground organization bent on recovering an ancient artifact that has the power to save the world or end it altogether.

A secret society
A fanatical cult
A telepathic girl

All vie to unlock the mysteries of the granite key. The quest leads halfway around the globe to the ruins of a forgotten civilization and a secret it has guarded for millennia. The fate of the world depends on who can get there first.

Forget everything you thought you knew about ancient history. The real facts have been buried. Until now. 

From the reviewer:
This is a fantastic book that captured my attention from the first page. Secret societies, murder, history, religious zealots, hidden artifacts and mysterious codes all come together to create a world the reader wants to inhabit. Quite a crafty mystery, it spans the globe and really puts the reader 'in the scene' with all the great detail surrounding the locations and their historical relevance. I found the characters to be unique and interesting, and I loved the attention to dialectic detail. By the final page I was already looking forward to more adventures within 'the Arkana'.

Nancy Wikarski is a fugitive from academia. After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, she became a computer consultant and then turned to mystery and historical fiction writing. Her short stories have appeared in Futures Magazine and DIME Anthology, while her book reviews have been featured in Murder: Past Tense and Deadly Pleasures.

She has written the Evangeline LeClair series set in 1890s Chicago. Titles include The Fall Of White City (2002) and Shrouded In Thought (2005). The series has received People's Choice Award nominations for best first novel and best historical.

She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and has served as vice president of Sisters In Crime - Twin Cities and on the programming board of the Chicago chapter.

She is currently working on the seven book Bones Of The Mother series.

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