5 Books I Bought Last Week – October 2, 2017

Before I got into reading I was addicted to music. Each week I got on iTunes, checked out the new releases, and looked for new artists. But that was then. Now reading is my new addiction. Like many people, I am subscribed to several book deal newsletters. Whenever I go into a store I have to check out their book section. I love finding a new story that grabs my attention.

All that means that my TBR list keeps growing, and I want to help you grow yours as well. Below are a few books that I discovered this past week and bought for myself. Maybe one of them will grab your attention as well. Unfortunately, I now have to decide which one I will read first. Have you already read any of them? I’d love to hear what you think of it.

What books did you discover this week? Let me know in the comments below.

Most of these books this were brought to my attention through friends and groups on Facebook, through emails like BookBub, and author newsletters.

Silent Child
by Sarah A. Denzil

The Wall Street Journal bestseller and Audible’s thriller of the year!

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.

His body was never recovered.

Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…

… until Aiden returns.

Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.

As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime?

It’s Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.

This dark and disturbing psychological novel is a page-turner you will not be able to put down.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
$.99 as of 10/1/17

Banished (Street Rats of Aramoor: The Opening)
by Michael Wisehart

13-Year-Old Assassin for Hire.

Ayrion learns the consequences of being exceptional.

Staying on top is not always a good thing, especially when the head of your clan has a son who can’t stand to lose. Trained as an assassin, competition for Ayrion is serious. The higher he rises, the deadlier it becomes.

Can he manage to keep his identity as a wielder hidden, or will he ignore his parents’ advice and use his magic to win?

The Street Rats of Aramoor series is an offshoot of the Aldoran Chronicles saga.

Genres: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
$2.99 as of 10/1/17

After it Happened Omnibus – Parts 1 and 2
by Devon C. Ford

A bundle of parts 1 and 2 of the After it Happened Series.

Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness which swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

Genres: Post-Apocalyptic
$4.89 as of 10/1/17

Gramps: A Time Travel Short Story
by Ernie Howard

This story first appeared in Tales from the Canyons of the Damned #16.

A tale of time travel. A tale of redemption. A tale of love. A tale of despair. Would you want anything else? Tate and his grandfather don’t know each other very well, but they are connected whether they like it or not. In this tale of time, you will see that blood is always thicker than water.

Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel
$.99 as of 10/1/17

All I Can Be: A Time Travel Story
by Michael Bunker

He was once more famous than F. Scott Fitzgerald. He’s the literary giant you never heard of. Alexander Icarus Camby was supposed to write the Great American Novel. After shaking the literary world with award-winning short stories in the late 20s, Camby overshadowed Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner, by accepting a then mind-bending advance of a quarter of a million dollars for his debut novel. The whole world waited. And waited. And he never wrote another word. Or did he? Sixty years later, an aspiring author, suffering from crippling writer’s block, inherits Camby’s writing cottage, a cottage famous for only one thing—and it wasn’t for the writing that was done there. The little cabin was renowned for being the site of the world’s most famous case of writer’s block. Irony is a magnificent bitch.

Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel
$.99 as of 10/1/17

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