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Sara’s Game (The Sara Winthrop Thriller Series Book 1) (FREE!)

Sara's Game (The Sara Winthrop Thriller Series Book 1)Single mother, successful executive…target for revenge.

*USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
Previously a #2 Kindle Bestseller on Amazon.com
Over HALF A MILLION copies downloaded worldwide!

Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back. His car was found. He wasn’t. Unbelievably, the police report said, “No foul play suspected.” There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.

Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.

And the note under her windshield wiper asks one foreboding question: Are you ready to play the game?

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An Interview with Author Ernie Lindsey

1. What got you started with the Sara Winthrop Thriller Series?

I write as if I’m reading the story as I go, so I create the type of fiction that I’m drawn to. Some of the best psychological thrillers have influenced my work recently, like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Defending Jacob by William Landay. Those two are absolutely masterful, and I feel like I should use them as study guides.

2. Sara’s Game was featured as a Kindle Daily Deal back in 2013. What was that recognition like, and how did it change your writing career?

Having Sara’s Game offered as a Kindle Daily Deal literally made my career what it is today. I couldn’t be more thankful to Amazon for recognizing its potential and featuring it. The access to so many readers, fans, and new friends has given me the opportunity to write full time and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.

3. You write a lot of suspense, mystery, and thriller books. What are some of the top qualities you look for in the best mystery novels?

That sense of urgency that keeps you flipping the pages long after you should’ve gone to bed. It’s what I look for in the fiction that I read, and I absolutely try to instill that in my work. When I first began reading suspense thriller books, I cut my teeth on Dean Koontz, and for clever mysteries, it was Elmore Leonard. Two of my heroes, right there.

4. Are the titles in this thriller series chronological and what should readers expect?

Well, if a reader is looking for stunning thriller books, Sara’s Game is a great place to start. You know, in the author’s humble opinion, of course. With the Sara novels, readers should expect a fast-paced, heart-pounding journey throughout the whole series, and they are chronological, actually. They do work as standalone novels, but they’re best read in order so that you won’t miss important details from earlier parts of the story. So, they should be read like this: Sara’s Game, Sara’s Past, Sara’s Fear, and then the companion novella, One More Game, which comes later and features a different main character than Sara herself.

5. What are some of the themes, ideas, and categories that new readers can look for in Sara’s Game?

Ultimately, as one reviewer suggests, this is a novel that asks, “How far will one mother go for her children?” It’s part suspense kidnapping, part psychological thriller, part puzzle, part game, and readers are encouraged to solve the clues along with Sara.

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Freefall: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth’s Last Gambit Book 1) (SAVE 93%)

Freefall: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 1)

An alien ship is orbiting Europa. A handful of astronauts must confront the threat, alone.

Despite NASA budget cuts threatening to put a sharp end to his career as an astronaut, British-born space shuttle pilot Jack Kildare knows without a doubt that his life will never be the same. Photographs snapped from the International Space Station reveal an alien spaceship in orbit around Europa, opening a terrifying new chapter in human history, and Jack finds himself in the center of a gigantic international effort to respond to the alien threat.

But when he is dismissed from NASA over a trumped-up security gaffe, Jack and his close friend Oliver Meeks combine their skills in an attempt to generate an innovative new development: a spaceship drive based on their observations of the alien craft’s technology.

With the unknown threat driving international competition and the entire planet’s spaceflight resources thrown into the fray, the focus of attention turns toward one single goal… a ship capable of traveling to Jupiter to confront the alien menace… the Spirit of Destiny. Amid unknown entities pushing to destroy the project from the inside out, and enemies baying for blood, Jack finds himself submerged in a world of secrets, sabotage attempts and cold-blooded murder.

Can Jack decode the secrets surrounding the arrival of the alien spaceship in our solar system? Or will his dreams of the ultimate space adventure be taken into the ashes with the Spirit of Destiny?

ABOUT FREEFALL: Freefall is the first book of a fast-paced quartet of technothrillers. It contains hard science fiction elements in the tradition of The Martian and other science-based thrillers. You won’t need a calculator to follow the story, but if you’d like to build a spaceship to the Spirit of Destiny’s specifications, it really will take you to Jupiter! ($300 billion budget not included.)

Lifeboat and Shiplord, the second and third books in the Earth’s Last Gambit Quartet, are now available.

“Prepare to be Savaged in this masterpiece of Sci-Fi adventure, that leaves you stunned, awed and captivated as you follow the desperate plight of the crew of the SoD!” — Jas P, Amazon Reviewer

“Thumbs up, ready for the next round of excitement! Great sci fi. Each day of reading is like the next episode of my favorite show.” — Ted P, Amazon Reviewer

“I absolutely loved these books! I couldn’t put them down. The personalities of all, human and alien alike, were intoxicating.” –Natalie Paesani, Amazon Reviewer

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Say You’re Sorry (Morgan Dane Book 1) (SAVE 61%)

Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane Book 1)

In this thrilling series from Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh, former prosecutor Morgan Dane faces the most personal—and deadly—case of her lifetime.

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.

Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.

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