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Deals for Readers: Black Friday - Cyber Monday

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Regardless of what you read, there are deals today! I'm going to list them as I find them, but please share the deals you find in the comments so I can add them.

There is a little something for everyone on this list, not just thrillers, in case you have fellow readers on your holiday shopping list.

Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used where possible to help fund giveaways.

1. Thriller: Desecrate the Darkness by A.K. Hughey (Me)

Price: FREE

When: Today only


The cops say Lucia's ex killed himself.

Could the truth be something much darker?

Lucia's job in a small-town gas station is never exciting. That is, until her ex, Rich, plows his car through the front doors. The cops think he killed himself to get her attention, but Lucia has a series of emails from her dead ex that tell a different story.

Sam is a state trooper with a painful past. Being with Lucia over the past ten months has given him the motivation to put himself back together and begin to heal. When Lucia's life is threatened by the people she believes killed her ex, Sam is desperate to protect her.

Can they uncover the people behind the murders in time to save their lives?

Length: 286 Pages

2. Romance: Christmas Blessings by K. McCoy

Price: $0.99

When: Today only


The sweetest gifts come from those you love.

The first Christmas as a couple is always full of special surprises, and Tasha Daye wanted to make sure that this was one that Jerome Grant would remember. Putting aside her personal hang-ups when it comes to the otherwise religious celebration, Tasha gets a little help from an unlikely place to make the season merry and bright for the man now in her heart.

Can Tasha overcome her past wounds in hopes to create beautiful new memories with the love of her life?

3. Thriller: Welcome to Belgrade by P.A. Duncan

Price: $0.99

When: Today only


In the year 2000, two countries have different experiences with their elections, and U.N. spy Mai Fisher is out to affect the outcome of one of them. But first she has to find out who has been killing major and minor government officials in Yugoslavia and stop them.

As if that weren't enough, she has to convince a reluctant candidate to run against the Serbian strongman, Slobodan Milošević.

After coming out of semi-retirement with reluctance, Alexei Bukharin joins his partner in what he hopes is their final mission. There are moments, though, where he remembers the most exciting aspects of the spy game: untangling plots, the occasional need to kick ass, the manipulation of an innocent, and the adrenaline rush.

However, there are those who will do anything to maintain the status quo, to stay in power. Even kill.

4. Thriller: Dangerous Truths by P.A. Duncan

Price: FREE

When: Today only


Whiskey doesn’t really drown sorrow, but it pushes it aside.

Mai Fisher won’t accept she’s lost her partner until she sees the body, and the whiskey prepares her for that until she receives a phone call bringing good news from an unlikely source.

Alexei Bukharin has perhaps stretched his luck one time too many, but he has a mission… No, he and Mai have a mission to finish, and the latest complication brings forth both an old adversary and also someone far too close for comfort.

Mai’s diplomatic skills have never been her strong point, but she manages to rise to the occasion when dealing with a candidate who, despite his calls for peace, could end up being the next Slobodan Milošević.

A hired assassin develops a conscience but isn’t sure whom he can turn to for help. Well, he knows exactly who would help him without question, but being beholden to Mai Fisher is not something he wants to deal with for, oh, the rest of his life.

Devious plots, political assassinations, blood vengeance, and hidden agendas, all dangerous truths.

Merely another day in the Balkans.

5. Horror: The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman

Price: $51.27 -- 66% OFF list $150.00

When: Lightning Deal on Amazon


The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming—a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who's ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus' realm—be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.

Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that's drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself—to receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil. But he'll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, who—like him—are walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence.

This massive hardcover tome, over 1000 pages, collects the first 37 issues of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking series!

6. Christian Historical Romance: Love Finds an Outlaw by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Price: $0.99

When: Through Nov 30th


Can a pistol-packing spinster and an adventure-loving reporter find love amidst the mishaps and trials of the Santa Fe railroad's ill-fated inaugural excursion?

Mary Owen has a ticket to ride the Santa Fe train on a sight-seeing excursion from Topeka, Kansas to Pueblo, Colorado. She intends to live life unrestrained on this trip because it may be her only chance unless she can convince her father to let her choose her own husband. A future of cooking and babies and small town life is not what she wants.

News reporter, Wyatt Cross bought the last ticket for the excursion, hoping one of the 84 women (he knows because he checked before buying his ticket for this scenic tour) would be someone he could love and who would share his sense of adventure. This is a last-ditch effort to keep his father happy and to preserve his inheritance. While waiting to board, he notices a tall, beautiful woman, Mary. The speed her hands move while she speaks fascinates him.

Hope sparks inside of him. Maybe the trip will turn out to be more than a scenic ride up the mountain.

Climb aboard and read this romantic adventure.

7. Cozy Mysteries: Make It Rain Sale Various Authors

Price: $0.99

When: Through Nov 30th


Searching for your next favorite story?

Look no further!

These bestselling authors have teamed up to offer a delightful selection of new books. Available until November 30th.

8. MM Romance: A Crush for Christmas by Elouise East

Price: $0.99

When: Through Nov 26th


A transatlantic, MM romance with low angst, major decision-making needed and a love of family.

Will the width of the Atlantic wash away the potential for love?

Colton is striving to make his business flourish. With no family left in New York to support him, he has to rely on himself and his best friends to live a full life. It doesn’t stop him from saving every dime to visit his mother in the UK at Christmas. What he doesn’t expect is to find a man who lights up his life like a Christmas tree.

Ioan loves Christmas and spending the holiday helping the residents of the nursing home to enjoy themselves is amazing. But he feels like he’s missing something. When a resident’s son arrives for his annual visit, Ioan can’t help but notice. Looking is all he’ll do, though. He’s learned his lesson about long-distance relationships, and he won’t go there again.

Are they willing to give a transatlantic relationship a try, or is it doomed to fail?

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