Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your listing of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Wednesday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

Land of the Noonday Sun, by Carmen DeSousa, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 34 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

According to readers, Land of the Noonday Sun is a sensual, though often heart wrenching, romantic-suspense novel with a bang-up mystery and a breathtaking backdrop of Nantahala, North Carolina.

When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.

Cassandra is the beautiful, yet analytical daughter of a wealthy attorney. Destined to follow in her father’s footsteps, her life of privilege suddenly shatters, and she finds herself with no home, career, or money. A glimmer of hope arrives in a letter from the grave, promising a happier existence. Cassandra stands to inherit over half a million dollars if she can live in the sleepy little town of Nantahala for six months. Falling in love, however, was not part of the deal, and without warning, she finds herself fighting for two lives.

A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes, though, when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves?

Note: Land of the Noonday Sun was originally published May 2012. While there have been a few updates, this is the original story. Happy reading!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/noondaysun into your web browser to pick up your copy of Land of the Noonday Sun.

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Through the Windshield, by Patty Friedmann, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The FIRST of two books featuring troubled, fearlessly funny Eleanor Rushing, each a cockeyed (yet charming) work of literary humor by Kindle bestselling author Patty Friedmann.

***WARNING*** To open these pages is not to enter Disneyland! Before you purchase THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD, please be aware that the journey you’re about to take may remind you a bit of Alice’s in THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. Know that, while loved by many, this is an extremely controversial work of dark comedy. One reader said: “Not what I was expecting…the theme & tone of the story was dark/disturbed.” Heed this man’s words! This reviewer was also right: “Very interesting with a twist. Though it’s not for everyone, it sure grasps the attention for the right audience.” Yes, a twist! If you need bluebirds and honeymoons, seek entertainment elsewhere. Remember Alice’s words in that other twisted work of genius: “Everything is topsy-turvy here!”

Oh, and one other thing: Your money back if it’s too disturbing for you. Direct your request (as well as anything you need to get off your chest) to Friedmann’s publisher at julieorleans@cox.net. We’ll also give you a free book of your choice. But whether it’s your cup of tea or not, THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD remains to many discerning readers:

A tour de force whose heroine falls somewhere between the Southern elegance of Walker Percy and the zany dark comedy of THE CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES. Here’s the set-up:

Surrounded by the splendor and excess of old money in New Orleans, Eleanor Rushing is a wry and witty young woman who first locks eyes with the love of her life at a City Council meeting. What starts as an innocuous infatuation with Dr. Maxim Walters, a Methodist minister who just so happens to be married, quickly turns into obsessive passion: she orchestrates an automobile accident outside his house, stuffs envelopes at his church, follows him on a business venture, sets up camp in the tools shed in his backyard…

Eleanor’s voice is both acutely perceptive and macabrely unhinged. She considers herself blessed with the ability to “remember everything,” except that her recollections and impressions seem to be at odds with everyone around her. By the time her “relationship” with Dr. Walters begins to spin frantically out of control, we’ve become her willing and faithful admirers. She’s so smart and funny—although a thoroughgoing fruitcake–that we can’t help but love her. Don’t we all have a friend like that?

Magnificently showcases Friedmann’s touted powers of psychological acuity and laugh-out-loud dark humor.

Who will like it: Fans of contemporary literary humor, especially in Southern fiction; humor and satire in general, and in particular THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, CATCH-22, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS; masters of dark, offbeat humorous fiction like Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Moore—and of course the New Orleans hometown favorite, John Kennedy Toole.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/windshield into your web browser to pick up your copy of Through the Windshield.

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A Little Bit Ruined, by Patty Friedmann, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The SECOND book in the Eleanor Rushing series.

LOVE (AND COSMETIC SURGERY) IN A HURRICANE

It’s been seven years, and Eleanor Rushing is still waiting for Maxim Walters, the love of her life, to leave his wife and move into her rambling mansion on St. Charles Avenue. But when she meets Dr. Richard Kimball—tall, dark, handsome, and a plastic surgeon—her life takes on a whole new direction. Smitten, she decides to go under his knife to alter her looks, and her life. But the summer of 2005 has other plans in store and Hurricane Katrina interrupts Eleanor’s transformation.

As the water rises, self-absorbed Eleanor, thinking only skin deep, floats on the surface of the disaster. She and her longtime housekeeper Naomi wade through the flooded streets of New Orleans, and wind up in Houston along with Dr. Kimball, who gives Eleanor more plastic surgery—with questionable results. Finally home in New Orleans, she finds Katrina has put a different face on things there too.

Because this is Patty Friedmann writing, there are a lot of laughs in delusions, mental illness, and outright ruination: Not so much because anyone finds it funny, as because Freidmann, who herself had to be rescued twice during Katrina and who in turn rescued cat named Nookie, can put a humorous spin on anything. Case in point: Who names a cat Nookie?

WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, THE UNITED STATES OF TARA, Tennessee Williams, with his vast understanding of the (slightly insane) female psyche, and Ellen Gilchrist.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/bhqx9g into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Little Bit Ruined.

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Menopause to Matrimony, by Shelly Hickman, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Romantic Comedy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

*Although this is a sequel, it may be read as a stand alone novel.*

The sequel to “Vegas to Varanasi” catches up with Anna and Kiran a couple of years after the event that brought the once “ugly duckling” high school acquaintances together. But will their romance continue to flourish in the face of a whole new set of insecurities brought on by middle age?

First, there’s Kiran, who has an unexpected health scare. While his doctors assure no permanent damage has been done, there seems to have been some damage to his personality, as the normally respectful and reserved Kiran begins behaving erratically and overtly. Anna wants to hope that this is temporary, sparked by the visit of Kiran’s womanizing, free-spirited cousin, Seth. But is this just the midlife Kiran surfacing?

Anna has midlife issues of her own. Now forty-eight, she’s navigating the onset of perimenopause and all the delights that come with it, from facial hair to mood swings to body temperature issues. On top of that, her two-year-old granddaughter is starting to show signs of a behavior disorder, bringing with it a whole other level of stress and worry.

Will Anna and Kiran finally find their happily ever after? Or end up stuck in a midlife mess in this romantic comedy of accepting change, and “the change.”

Click here to pick up your copy of Menopause to Matrimony.

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Hippochondriac, by Micky Morag, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A wonderful present for hypochondriacs
(Who also suffer from a sophisticated sense of humor”…)

This is the story about a baby hippo that was called Hippochondriac.

He was ABSOLUTELY SURE that he was dying, with every little thing that came in flying.

This is a book meant for both beginner and advanced hypochondriacs :)

Click here to pick up your free copy of Hippochondriac.

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Winging It! Confessions of an Angel in Training, by Shel Delisle, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 145 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Young Adult / Teen

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

She Just Wants to Fly.

Ever decided to do something that seemed like a good idea and in the second before there’s no turning back think, I musta been totally mental when I came up with this? And, then, Oh, well, here goes.

That’s how Angel inTraining Grace Lightbourne felt right before she asked the Big Kahuna to go straight to Earth on a mission as a Guardian Angel. The problem? She never was a great student and now she won’t even finish her last three years of school. To make matters worse, Archangel Michael isn’t happy about her special assignment, but Grace is convinced she’s on a fast track to her wings. Besides, how hard can it be? She’s working with humans, after all.

Winging It! is the first book in the Angel inTraining series, an irreverent and light-hearted take on Angels, Heaven and everything else that’s divine.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Winging It! Confessions of an Angel in Training.

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For Love and Country, by Phillip Lawrence, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based 14 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Military Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

When Pararescue Specialist Sgt. Nick Ketchum stepped off the plane at Udorn AB, Thailand, Airman Amy Larsen was the first person he met. Their mutual attraction was almost immediate, and became stronger in the days and weeks ahead. When Nick was seriously wounded in a rescue mission over North Vietnam and flown out of Udorn, Amy vowed to find a way to get to the man she had come to love.

Click here to pick up your free copy of For Love and Country.

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Monday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Jazz Funeral, by Julie Smith, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 269 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The THIRD book in the Edgar Award-winning Skip Langdon mystery series by Julie Smith.

EVERYBODY LOVED EASYGOING HAM BROCATO, PRODUCER OF THE FAMED NEW ORLEANS JAZZFEST. SO HOW DID HE END UP STABBED TO DEATH ON HIS KITCHEN FLOOR?

New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon just happens to be on hand when Ham’s body is discovered in the middle of his own party the evening before the Fest. To complicate the already murky case, the victim’s sixteen-year-old blues musician sister has disappeared, and Skip suspects that if the young woman isn’t the murderer, she’s in mortal danger from the person who is. So Task One is finding Melody, ambitious, unhappy at home, and determined to break from her family.

As she probes the victim’s tangled relationships, Skip finds a Southern family to rival any in Tennessee Williams, including Ham’s live-in lover, feisty and swiftly rising star Ti-Belle Thiebaud; his father George, enmeshed with family members in a bitter disagreement over the family’s lucrative Po’ Boy chain; and Patty, his distraught stepmother.

In this tale of southern kinships gone awry, she’s assisted by her long-distance love, Steve Steinman, and her gay landlord, Jimmy Dee. Meanwhile, Melody’s dangerous yet exhilarating journey tugs at the heart and raises the pulse rate.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jazzfuneral into your web browser to pick up your copy of Jazz Funeral.

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Hearty Slow Cooker Soups & Stews, by Mike Malone and Molly Malone, has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 40 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Cooking

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In Hearty Slow Cooker Soups & Stews Mike & Molly Malone share their favorite slow cooker soups and stews. These are kitchen-tested, family recipes. These soups and stews are ideal for the autumn, winter and early spring. Mike and Molly share simple recipes like Onion Soup and Potato Soup to more complex ethnic recipes like Moroccan Beef Stew or Jambalaya.

Slow cookers are wonderful for busy people on the go who don’t have the time to cook. They are ideal for new cooks as well. Your family will love coming home to a bowl of healthy, hot and hearty soup or stew.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/9z7lzc into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hearty Slow Cooker Soups & Stews.

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The Last Challenge, by Sharon Karaa, is regularly $3.64 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Lauren Rutherford knows she is many things: a failed baker, an orphan, and a computer programmer. She also suspects she is ever so slightly nuts given that she often has conversations with her multiple personalities and Bad Luck is a man who seems to enjoy tormenting her at every opportunity.

What Lauren doesn’t know is that she is also a witch. She needs to learn, and fast, because the only thing between her and certain death is Agnes, her long-dead ancestor who has a foul mouth and a passion for G-strings, and Daniel, a sexy as hell male witch who drives her to distraction.

As the last descendant of a long line of witches, Lauren is the victim of a four hundred year old curse. Her life depends on her surviving a challenge set down by three damned souls, a challenge that will take her to hell and back. Literally. And Satan doesn’t do tea and scones!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lastchallenge into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Last Challenge.

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And What of Earth, by Stuart Collings, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 16 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Young Adult

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Jennifer Hodges is an intelligent, attractive young woman who gave up her dream life to return to her home town to look after her father. Trapped in a ‘forlorn little hick town’ that she had thought she had successfully escaped, Jennifer feels as though she is living an empty, purposeless life, devoid of any hope or future. But when aliens land literally in her back yard, she finds herself the key player that will determine whether the aliens leave as friends, or they destroy our planet and everyone living on it.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/whatofearth into your web browser to pick up your copy of And What of Earth.

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Stairlift to Heaven, by Terry Ravenscroft, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 66 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Humor

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The 2012 Paralympic Games are still six years away but already the sixty-five year old Terry Ravenscroft is putting together a team for the Throwing the Zimmer (Walking) Frame competition – should such an event be included. And when he has time to fit it in, of course. For this is a man who has many other things that fill his waking hours (of which he has more to fill than most people, thanks to the troublesome prostate gland which wakes him up for a pee a least six times every night ).

Stairlift to Heaven, the journal of an old age pensioner, is an irreverent, hilarious look at one man’s life after retirement. Although written by an old age pensioner, non-coffin dodgers should not be put off by this. Everyone will be old someday, and there are valuable lessons in coping with old age to be learned here. Stairlift to Heaven ill advise you on how to cope with the multitude of maladies that accompany advancing years (including the aforementioned prostate gland problem and the countless bladder examinations it brings with it); learn how to cope with increasing forgetfulness; how to become adept at dealing with junk mail; how not to go about capturing a Christmas goose; how to cope with increasing forgetfulness….sorry, I forgot I already mentioned that: discover why you might be well advised to avoid swimming lessons; why you might like to give faith healers the widest of a wide berths; and how to deal with the neighbours from hell. But most of all learn how you can have lots of FUN whilst you’re doing it.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Stairlift to Heaven.

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I’m Just Sitting on a Fence, by Dax Flame, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Biographies and Memoirs

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Amongst other things, I’m Just Sitting on a Fence chronicles Dax Flame’s travels in India, Hollywood, Rome, Mexico, San Francisco, and the Grand Canyon, where he volunteers at an orphanage, auditions with a movie star, falls in love, kills a fish, goes through a nervous breakdown, and has an epiphany-inducing near-death experience. But that may be misleading; there’s more to it than that.

Click here to pick up your free copy of I’m Just Sitting on a Fence.

 

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Zombie Fallout

Today’s Featured Book of the Day is Zombie Fallout, by Mark Tufo, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 1,140 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Genre: Horror

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Late Fall – 2010

Reuters – Estimates say that nearly three thousand people nationwide, and fifteen thousand people worldwide have died of the H1N1 virus or Swine flu and nearly eighty thousand cases have been confirmed in hospitals and clinics across the United States and the world, the World Heath Organization reported. The influenza pandemic of 2010, while not nearly as prolific as the one that raged in 1918 still has citizens around the world in a near state of panic.

New York Post (Headlines October 31st) – Beware! Children Carry Germs! – Halloween Canceled!

New York Times – (Headlines November 3rd) – Swine flu claims latest victim – Vice President surrounded by family and friends at the end.

Boston Globe – (Headlines November 28th) – Swine Flu Vaccinations Coming!

Boston Herald – (Headlines December 6th) – Shots in Short Supply – Lines Long!

National Enquirer – (Headlines December 7th) – The Dead Walk!

There would be no more headlines.

It started in a lab at the CDC (Center for Disease Control), virologists were so relieved to finally have an effective vaccination against the virulent swine flu. Pressure to come up with something had come from the highest office in the land. In an attempt at speed the virologists had made two mistakes, first they used a live virus and second they didn’t properly test for side effects. Within days hundreds of thousands of vaccinations shipped across the US and the world. People lined up for the shots, like they were waiting in line for concert tickets. Fights broke out in drugstores as fearful throngs tried their best to get one of the limited shots. Within days the CDC knew something was wrong. Between 4 and 7 hours of receiving the shot roughly 95% succumbed to the active H1N1 virus in the vaccination. More unfortunate than the death of the infected was the added side effect of reanimation, it would be a decade before scientists were able to ascertain how that happened. The panic that followed couldn’t be measured. Loved ones did what loved ones always do, they tried to comfort, their kids or their spouses or their siblings, but what came back was not human not even remotely. Those people that survived their first encounter with these monstrosities usually did not come through unscathed, if bitten they had fewer than 6 hours of humanity left, the clock was ticking. During the first few hysteria ridden days of The Coming as it has become known, many thought the virus was airborne, luckily that was not the case or nobody would have survived. It was a dark time in human history. One from which we may never be able to pull ourselves out of the ashes from.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Zombie Fallout.

 

About the Author:

 

mark tufo

 

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed in Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution and has gone back to college at CTU to complete his masters.

He has written the Indian Hill trilogy with the first Indian Hill – Encounters being published for the Amazon Kindle in July 2009. He has since written the Zombie Fallout series and is working on a new zombie book.

He lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs.

You can visit Mark’s Amazon author page if you click here.

 

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New Releases on Kindle

Included in this post are several relatively new Kindle book releases by independent authors in a variety of genres. Many of these authors have been featured on the blog before and can tell a good tale that will entertain you for hours. Each of the books have been significantly discounted in connection with this promotion, and I’m certain you will find something to enjoy in the offerings below. Also, similar to what I tell you in the daily posts – while the pricing of the discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Voices, by Kathryn Jane, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

She’s desperate to stop a killer….

Rachel Meyers has been on the run long enough—hiding from more than just death. But now the murders happening around her are forcing her to take a stand and the only person she can trust to help is the man she ran away from. Her husband.

He’s desperate to have his wife back….

Quinn Meyers has spent two years searching for Rachel. Now she’s back, scared and asking for help. But Quinn wants answers. Helping her is a given, he won’t say no, but he also won’t let her go again. Not without a fight.

Desperate love…

Quinn’s body still aches for Rachel, even though he’s guarded his heart since the day she left. Her continued secrecy is tearing apart any hope of saving their marriage. But more than love is at stake if Quinn and Rachel can’t find the killer.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qbvdkj into your web browser to pick up your copy of Voices.

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Domestic Disturbance: My True-Life Adventure in Sibling Rivalry, by John Phythyon, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Humor / Memoirs / Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

All’s not quiet on the home front.
Young children adore their parents. How they feel about their siblings is another matter.

John Phythyon had an idyllic life until the day they brought him home. The arrival of a Little Brother turned his tranquil existence into a non-stop competition for their parents’ attention, for control of the television on Saturday mornings, and to determine once and for all who was the superior brother.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/domesticdisturbance into your web browser to pick up your copy of Domestic Disturbance: My True-Life Adventure in Sibling Rivalry.

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Our Time In The Sun, by John D. McLaughlin, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Western

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This historically accurate account of an Old West group of lawmen, the Arizona Rangers, is an action-filled story complete with conflict, revenge, love, racism, and redemption in the Arizona Territory of 1903-04. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Southwest, the Rangers chase rustlers, help quell a riot with miners in Morenci, and track the nefarious bandit, Indio Chacon, and his band of murderous outlaws deep into the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. Elliott, an old seasoned Ranger, struggles with his dark and violent past as he mentors a young Ranger, Joaquin Campbell, who is short on law enforcement experience and life itself.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ourtimeinsun into your web browser to pick up your copy of Our Time In The Sun.

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Still Death, by Shauna Bickley, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The first was a hit and run.
The second a murder/suicide.
Who will be next?

Lexie believes Patrick has been set-up for the murder of his girlfriend, but she is the only person who does.

After living in London, she thought life in a small town would be boring, but there are too many accidents to be a coincidence, and they all appear linked to the death of Patrick’s girlfriend.

Lexie is determined to find out who is behind it, until her family becomes part of the statistics.

Death still lurks in the quietest places.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/stilldeath into your web browser to pick up your copy of Still Death.

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The Dawn: Omnibus Edition, a five book box set collection by Michelle Muckley, is regularly $4.50 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

THE BOMBS FALL (book 1)

Zachary Christian is Delta Tower resident 8652. He has been stuck inside his tower since the bombs destroyed the world he knew, causing near total extinction. The reason for the war is still a mystery, but ever since that day the world stands still, trapped by the nuclear winter and the Guardians who patrol the exits. Zachary should feel lucky to be alive, but he is haunted by past mistakes which he never got a chance to put right. The only way out is the New Omega Lottery. The prize is a place in Omega, a giant glass tower in the center of their barren world where the new government, The Conservators, rule. Nobody from Delta has ever won. But when Zachary meets Emily he knows she is not from Delta. Convinced there must be another way out, he vows that he will find it. But he doesn’t realise that The Conservators have already found him, and they have their own agenda.

CALL OF OMEGA (book 2)

With the roads destroyed and the bridges near collapse, Zack cannot believe what he has learned about The Barrens. He has a job to do, and so he must try to put things right.

But there are those in the shadows who want him to fail, and when Zack learns of a mysterious group who The Conservators refer to as Drifters, he must decide if he is courageous enough to withstand their test.

Will he be brave enough to follow his heart, or will he fall under the spell of The Republic of New Omega?

EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY (book 3)

Life in Omega Tower is not what Zack expected, especially now he understands the relationship between the Conservators and the Drifters. He had his chance to make a choice, and now Zack feels a long way from home. But with the help of his new friend Serena he takes his first Renunciation Pledge and vows to become a good citizen of the Republic.

But tensions are rising and rebellions are forming in the Republic of New Omega. Desperate to protect Leonard, Serena promises Zack that she will get a message to him. But when she comes to him begging for help he is faced with another dilemma. He turns to Emily, swearing to do whatever it takes to help Serena. But there are others who have invested in Zack, and they have other plans.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE (book 4)

With new alliances forming in the Republic of New Omega, Zack is forced to question what he has learned so far. Who can he really trust? But when he learns of a plan to try to save those trapped by the regime he must put his concerns aside. With Emily stuck inside Omega Tower under the threat of denunciation, he is willing to risk everything to save her. Even his life.

But a mysterious transmission changes everything. Whose voice is it? Could it possibly be real? The walls are closing in on President Grayson, and control is getting harder to maintain. But if the regime should fall, who and what are waiting to take its place?

RISE OF A HERO (book five)

Europe is at war, and with ChemWeap attacks and the transmissions from the north fast approaching the borders of New Omega, President Grayson is forced to take a drastic decision. But when Emily learns of her father’s plans she only has one question on her mind; where is Zack?

President Grayson thinks he has her on a tight enough lead, especially since the shock result of the Denunciation Ceremony. But he has underestimated her strength and belief in one of the most powerful human emotions. Is it Zack that Emily loves, or is it simply the freedom of choice?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/hq4hru into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Dawn: Omnibus Edition.

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Odds, by Patty Friedmann, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

ODDS, ODDNESS, ODDITIES–WHERE ELSE BUT NEW ORLEANS?

Darkly comic writer Patty Friedmann once again has spun what could be painful tragedy into a thought-provoking tale of family loss and personal redemption.

George and Anna Duffy have a peaceable enough marriage until a swimming pool accident claims the life of one of their six-year-old twin boys. The voice of the survivor, Gregor, is the purest, most innocent since those of Salinger’s youngest characters. Adultery and gambling are odds-risking distractions for Gregor’s parents. So what are the odds their story will come to a good end? Maybe not so hot, but, since it’s Friedmmann, a good ending’s a very good bet. Said The New York Times, “The odds are very good indeed.”

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New Releases on Kindle

Included in this post are several relatively new Kindle book releases by independent authors in a variety of genres. Many of these authors have been featured on the blog before and can tell a good tale that will entertain you for hours. Each of the books have been significantly discounted in connection with this promotion, and I’m certain you will find something to enjoy in the offerings below. Also, similar to what I tell you in the daily posts – while the pricing of the discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Worse Than Senseless Thing, by J. Battle, is regularly $3.00 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

THE HRU-ARGH ARE COMING; AND THEY’RE NOT VERY NICE!

Once he was a hero to millions; now he’s just a thief.

When Dan Robinson steals the space ship and travels to Tau Ceti E to pass it on to his boss, everything seems to be going smoothly.

Then the Hru-argh attack begins, and suddenly smooth is hardly the right word.

Dan ends up on the surface of the hot heavy planet, many kilometers from any human settlement, without the food, water or oxygen to reach safety. And he has to put up with Helen, even though he’s sure that she is only using him, and there’s something about a knife, and diamonds, that he really doesn’t want to know about.

Together, they find evidence of alien life, and set off in search of what maybe their only hope for survival, and man’s first contact with an alien intelligence, unless you count a devastating attack from space by the Hru-argh as first contact.

Meanwhile, many light years from Tau Ceti E, an enormous, dragon-like creature named Heldon is doing to her best to save the Galaxy from attack from Outside, and she really doesn’t want another extended war involving the belligerent and malodorous Hru-argh, so she sends Jashna to deal with their attack on Tau Ceti E. With his usual light touch, Jashna destroys the whole of the Hru-argh force, but he is not in time to save the Human settlements.

Anyone who knows the Hru-argh will hardly be surprised that their reaction to the destruction of their ships is to bring together the largest force of fighting ships in the history of the Galaxy, determined to annihilate the few remaining survivors on Tau Ceti E and then seek out and conquer the home system of the Humans.

Jashna has been sent off to deal with the threat from Outside the Galaxy, so it is left to a diminutive blue hominid going by the name of Stave to prevent a long term, extended and bloody war. He’s strange, and more than little creepy, but he has the motivation to get the job done; no matter what the cost to the parties involved.

In a Science Fiction thriller, told with more than a hint of humor, we find out what happens to Jashna in his intergalactic quest, how Stave achieves his ends, and how Dan finds something not only to live for, but to die for.

How do you like your Sci-Fi epic?

Packed with thrills and treachery? Boiling over with action and intrigue? Effervescing with humor and drama? Bursting with more aliens than you can shake a stick at?

Well, this might be just the one for you.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/worsethan into your web browser to pick up your copy of Worse Than Senseless Thing.

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Hospital Days, by Hudson Owen, is regularly $1.49 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

During the late Sixties, I worked in a number of hospitals as an aide or orderly. Two of them were world famous: McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts; and the Massachusetts General Hospital, in downtown Boston. Two were in Toronto. They were my first full time jobs.

I saw incredible things, people and incidents that have stayed with me all these years: the managed blood of surgery, the chaos of emergency, tense moments in a mental ward.

These are human-interest stories, with a smattering of medical terms, where appropriate. It’s about what happened in the hospital and outside the hospital during a turbulent period in history. I learned about life and death in hospitals, which has tempered my understanding of the world ever since.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/hospitaldays into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hospital Days.

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Ride Your Heart ‘Til It Breaks, by Deborah Hawkins, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Sometimes life brings you to a split second when you suddenly understand everything is about to change forever.

But now Stan knew he didn’t want to be the shallow bad boy Marilyn had described. He wanted to be the man Carrie Moon had loved.

Loving him was all that had kept her alive. The emptiness of her marriage had made the ache of lost love burrow deeper into her heart and soul.

Carrie stood transfixed between worlds: life, but emotional death if she left alone as he wanted, or death in all forms if she stayed, and the fires reached them.

On a cool October evening in 1994, attorney Karen Moon enters an enchanting little jazz club, in San Diego and unexpectedly falls hopelessly in love with the star attraction, trumpeter Stan Benedict. Although Stan is a world class flirt, who has every woman in the audience longing to go home with him, Karen hears a deeper truth in his music. Behind the performer’s confident, shallow mask is a vulnerable, lonely man longing to be loved.

Karen risks her chance of partnership at Warrick, Thompson by secretly crossing ethical boundaries to save the club from destruction by her client, Waterfront Development. She and Stan begin a tumultuous affair that culminates in an unplanned pregnancy and a hasty marriage. But their relationship is increasingly threatened by the demands of Karen’s job as a highly paid securities lawyer and by the rising crescendo of Stan’s frequent infidelities. Through mounting heartbreak, Karen struggles to hold on to Stan until they are swept apart by a tide of personal and professional loss.

Thirteen years later, longing for forgiveness, Stan reappears in Karen’s life. Now a superior court judge and married to Warrick, Thompson partner Howard Morgan, Karen is faced with Howard’s threats to destroy her if she leaves their marriage.

Ride Your Heart ‘Til It Breaks is an unforgettable, intricately woven tale of passion, loss, self-discovery, and redemption.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/rideyourheart into your web browser to pick up your copy of Ride Your Heart ‘Til It Breaks.

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Birth Pangs of the Tribulation, by Gary Michael Epping, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Nearly everyone, including myself, hope that the Rapture of the Church occurs before the start of the Tribulation, similar to the storyline that was characterized in the ‘Left Behind’ series. This is a recent concept that was only made popular by John Darby during the latter part of the 19th century. For the nineteen centuries prior to that time, most religious leaders held to a different view of when Jesus would return for His saints.

What if the Resurrection and Rapture did not occur at the beginning of the Great Tribulation? Would Christians lose their faith and follow the wooing of the Antichrist? Or would they return to the Bible to see if the Rapture might still occur at another time? These are some of the questions that went through the minds of the revival crusaders, as they watched the news about the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and the Mediterranean Brotherhood of Muslim nations.

Major shock waves reverberated throughout the Christian Church when no one was raptured and everyone was left behind, as Hans Auntay Khrysto negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and the surrounding Arab nations. Faith becomes a central issue with some people growing stronger, and others falling away to follow the luring of the Antichrist. Those Christians who chose to endure were able to function within society by simply continuing to take the Great Commission into the world, and moving the local church underground during the growing persecution of the tribulation period. However, when the temple is desecrated during the middle of the Tribulation, people are forced to accept or reject the mark of the beast. Christians must flee and seek a place of refuge during the Great Tribulation or face certain execution.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/birthpangs into your web browser to pick up your copy of Birth Pangs of the Tribulation.

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Memories and Matchsticks, by N. Gemini Sasson, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

There’s an arsonist on the loose in rural Wilton, Indiana — and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep from being found out. Even murder.

Out of work, accident prone, and dateless, Sam McNamee packs up her belongings and her daughter to move to the Florida Keys, where she can pen love stories as S.A. Mack to ease the lingering pain of her husband’s death. First, though, she has to help her dad sell his home of forty-plus years. It just might be the hardest job she’s ever tackled. He’s a hoarder; she’s a neat freak.

The night she returns to Wilton, Sam plows into a mangy mutt on a rain-slicked country road. Bump, the dog she rescues, has a history that drags Sam and her family into a web of danger, making her father a prime suspect.

Feuds and secrets run deep in Humboldt County. Sam can’t leave until the arsonist is uncovered. Not that she’d want to anymore, since veterinarian Clint Chastain has stolen her heart.

In Memories and Matchsticks, N. Gemini Sasson combines comedy and romance as accidental female sleuth Sam McNamee rediscovers love in a sleepy Midwestern town.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/memoriesmatchsticks into your web browser to pick up your copy of Memories and Matchsticks.

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My Romantic Comedy, a three book box set by Mary Kelly, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Contemporary Romance / Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

HAPPY BOOKS

HEROES, FILLED WITH FANTASY AND HUMOR

MY ROMANTIC COMEDY – AN IRRESISTIBLE ROMANTIC TRILOGY FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE ROMANTIC COMEDIES

Erin believed she’d discovered the magic formula for finding her Prince Charming: trying out her favorite romantic comedies in real life. Even though he still hasn’t crossed her path, her life has become more joyful, more colorful, and more interesting. So, she just waves her magic wand and starts again.

Whether your favorite romantic comedy happens to be Serendipity, You’ve Got Mail, Two Weeks Notice, Romancing the Stone or Roman Holiday, it’s highly likely that she’s tried them out, and that she can inform you about their effectiveness.

To begin with, she chooses Clueless, the most timeless of romantic comedies. After all, she could use some good karma, and to find love for her sister or her best friend seems like a good start to her.

Follow her, and who knows—maybe you too, will be inspired to find your own happy ending.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/sv4q59 into your web browser to pick up your copy of My romantic comedy – Trilogy.

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your listing of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Saturday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

My Highland Love, by Tarah Scott, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 51 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Voted Indie Romance Convention Readers Choice Award’s best historical romance of 2013

How does a woman tell her betrothed that she murdered her first husband?

Shipwrecked in the Scottish Highlands, American heiress Elise Kingston quietly plans revenge for the deaths of her daughter and the brother who sacrificed his life to save her.

When Marcus MacGregor, Marquess of Ashlund, returns to his Highland home to discover a stunning American woman has been taken in by his clan, his attraction is instant and he resolves to make her his—no matter what secret she’s keeping.

Elise is shocked by her need for Marcus and, too late, discovers that her feelings make him a target of her enemy—a man powerful enough to destroy even a Scottish nobleman.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/highlandlove into your web browser to pick up your copy of My Highland Love.

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Chased by Fire, by D.K. Holmberg, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

An ancient artifact that must be found…
Terrifying creatures from dark and dangerous Incendin…
And long-forgotten elementals again unleashed on the world.

As an earth senser, Tan is tasked with helping guide the king’s servant through the dangerous mountain passes in search for the artifact before Incendin can reach it first. But after losing his father to the war, Tan wants nothing to do with the king’s demands. When everything he knows is lost, he is forced to risk himself to save the one person who can find the artifact, a beautiful girl who has lost as much as Tan. In doing so, power the world hasn’t seen in nearly a thousand years is awoken, and a warrior long thought dead returns to claim the artifact for himself.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/chasedbyfire into your web browser to pick up your copy of Chased by Fire.

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Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law, by Michelle Granas, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Contemporary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Cordelia is disabled and painfully shy but none of that matters when a stranger desperately needs her help. Shaken out of a routine that centers on caring for her odd family in Warsaw–her father is an academic with no life skills, her brother never leaves the villa, and her mother has dementia–she is forced to act. Zaremba, a wealthy businessman, is fleeing arrest when he stops to save her father’s life. He claims to be innocent and wants a favor as he seeks to turn the tables on the authorities. Cordelia is grateful but wary. Is he truly being persecuted or is he deceiving her? Her reluctant agreement to aid him plunges her into new realms of emotion. It is when he disappears, however, that she must gather all her courage and pursue the truth. Touching on human rights issues and real events in Europe, this is primarily a love story, intended for readers who enjoy language, conversation, and human relationships. It contains no graphic sex or violence.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/zaremba into your web browser to pick up your copy of Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law.

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The Jake Fonko Series: Books 1 – 3, by B. Hesse Pflingger, is regularly $7.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Jake Fonko M.I.A. (Book 1): Jake Fonko’s first adventure finds the former Army Ranger on loan to the CIA in the waning days of the Vietnam War. His mission? Make contact with a CIA asset in Cambodia.
Only problem is, no one’s heard from this asset in over two years…and the Khmer Rouge have taken over the country.

Fonko on the Carpet (Book 2): In Jake Fonko’s second adventure, Jake now works as a freelance gun-for-hire. Soon enough, Jake finds himself whisked away to Iran, to protect none other than the Shah. But as Iran teeters on the edge of civil war, keeping the Shah safe might be pretty damn difficult…

Fonko’s Errand Go Boom (Book 3): Jake Fonko’s third adventure sees our hero taking a trip to Northern Ireland during the time of the Bloody Troubles. A certain carmaker has a mysterious gig at the DeLorean factory and Jake Fonko might just be the man for the job. But everything might not be on the up and up, and Jake soon finds himself water so hot that the Troubles might be the least of his problems.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jakefonko into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Jake Fonko Series: Books 1 – 3.

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Marvin in the Kooky Spooky House, by Lord Toph, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Children’s Book

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Young Marvin is getting ready for a big scare.
When the time is right, he strikes out late in the night, to visit that spooky house up there.
You’re in for a treat when you read to find out how Marvin gets tricked out of being frightened,
once he bravely enters the Kooky Spooky House!

Is it an old haunted house with kooky spooky looking creatures? Or will he return empty-handed after his inspection?

This picture ebook title features vivid, full-color layouts with Kindle Text Pop-Up

Click here to pick up your copy of Marvin in the Kooky Spooky House.

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Make Me a Real Girl (Witches of The Demon Isle Book 1), by Rachel Humphrey – D’aigle, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 71 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Witches of The Demon Isle- A Little Bit Funny, A Little Bit Romantic, and Around-the-Clock Supernatural Trouble… Rated Similar to TV 14, for mild language, some violence and implied sexual situations.

The Howard Witches, three siblings charged with protecting The Demon Isle…

Charlie, the werewolf.
Michael, the empathic death reader.
Melinda, living under self-inflicted house arrest. Her gift: prophetic dreams of people about to die.

Their mentor, the four-hundred year old Vampire, William Wakefield. Charming, ridiculously handsome, and walking a dangerous line between sinking into darkness and living in the light. In constant temptation to declare his love for the one witch that could be his undoing.

The story begins with an unsolved murder. One that will change everything…

Come stalk the streets of The Demon Isle… you’ll go up against witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, guardians, shapeshifters, ghosts, ghasts, mermaids, faeries and a host of other devious supernatural creatures waiting to wreak havoc on The Demon Isle. Where fans of the paranormal come to vacation and immerse themselves in fantasy. Where magic comes to life, mysteries abound, and you might just find yourself laughing, crying, and most definitely, falling in love.

In Volume One:

Melinda Howard is the Demon Isle’s weird girl. The one that’s been holed up in the Howard Mansion for the last four years. Why? No one knows the truth except her family… a long line of witches charged with protecting the Demon Isle, along with their mentor, the four-hundred year old Vampire, William Wakefield.

Another reason Melinda doesn’t mind her self-inflicted imprisonment. She gets to spend her days with the charming vampire, who also happens to be her best friend. Only now, she’s spending her night’s with him too. He just doesn’t know it…

Any other girl would enjoy the nightly thrill of her vampire crush invading her dreams. But not Melinda as her dreams have a tendency to come true. Although typically, they don’t include the handsome vampire she’s crushing on, but rather horrifying visions of people about to die.

But she cannot stay under self-inflicted house arrest forever. And if her brothers or William get their choice in the matter, Melinda will be out of the house partying with her friends, giving her affections to a human, not a vampire, and digging into her role as a witch.

A role her eldest brother Charlie lives for and a role her second brother Michael would rather live without. Nevertheless, when duty calls, usually from the local sheriff needing help with some tourist who’s gotten themselves into trouble, life screeches to a stop, and duty takes over.

Such is the case when the sheriff needs help with an unsolved murder investigation; one she fears has a supernatural cause. To assist her in the case, she calls upon the skills of The Howard Witches.

However, what they learn might be more than any of them can deal with, or accept. Worse yet, they fear what this discovery will do to Melinda, as it returns them all to the core of her self-imprisonment.

Back to the lives, she could not save…

Click here to pick up your copy of Make Me a Real Girl (Witches of The Demon Isle Book 1).

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Waiting for Jimmy Dean, by Bob McDermott, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A humorous short story.

Things looked pretty bleak for Buddy in the Fall of 1961. His aspirations to be a cattle baron dashed by his parents’ refusal to let him enter the calf scramble, he didn’t think life could get much worse. And then it did.

A poignant and often hilarious tale of growing up in a simpler time.

Click here to pick up your copy of Waiting for Jimmy Dean.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Thursday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

8 Weeks, by Bethany Lopez, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 64 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you’ve betrayed…the only one you’ve ever loved?

Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?

This story is meant for readers 18 and older.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/vi2fhn into your web browser to pick up your copy of 8 Weeks.

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Murder Caribbean-Style, by Diane Rapp, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

When Kayla Sanders accepts a free Caribbean cruise aboard the Aurora, she gets sucked into a modern-day mutiny culminating in the murder of her ex-lover, Patrick MacIntyre. When Kayla was denied a well-deserved promotion, she resigned. Kayla’s shipboard friends applauded her bravery, but she knew the truth. Reeling from the painful humiliation inflicted by an unfaithful lover, Kayla welcomed an excuse to run home and hide. Living like a hermit in Colorado she worked days as a typist and wrote a Caribbean guidebook at night.

Four years later, Kayla arrives onboard her old ship and savors the VIP treatment afforded a published author—until Patrick falls dead at her feet. Plunging into a frenzied investigation to discover the killer before police arrest her friends, Kayla bumps into Steven Young every time she uncovers a clue. They soon join forces to unravel the mystery and spark a fledgling romance. Like a tightrope walker balancing between passion and peril, Kayla risks her life to unearth the truth behind Patrick’s death and free herself from his memory. Should she trust Steven and risk another broken heart—or worse?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/au3q2b into your web browser to pick up your copy of Murder Caribbean-Style.

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The Lupane Legacy, by Darby G. Holladay, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 53 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Ghosts of a Revolution

Patrick Khumalo was only five when his entire village was massacred before his eyes. For twenty-nine years the desire for justice has burned inside him . . . but now it’s lit a fuse.

The Lupane Legacy is a story of tangled family ties, of love, betrayal, and revenge. From the halls of power and intrigue in Washington, DC, to the dark secrets of postcolonial Africa, this international thriller will pull you into a world where nothing is black and white, and everyone has something to hide.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lupane into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Lupane Legacy.

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Down Dog Diary, by Sherry Roberts, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

DOWN DOG DIARY
One man has died for it.
Now it’s Maya Skye’s job to protect it.
Can a yoga teacher hunt a killer and still find inner peace?

In yoga, the Downward Facing Dog Pose turns your world upside down, and that is exactly what the Down Dog Diary does to yoga teacher Maya Skye. First, her mentor, a former Hell’s Angel turned shaman, is killed for the book of secrets. Now Maya has it, and trouble is stalking her. When the mystical journal is stolen, Maya learns just how elusive inner peace can be at the point of a gun.

Down Dog Diary is set in small Gabriel’s Garden, Minnesota, not far from the Twin Cities. It’s a mystery told with humor and drama, but it is also an exploration of the battle for inner peace that rages inside all of us. We may try to follow the path, but life isn’t all Minnesota nice.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/downdogdiary into your web browser to pick up your copy of Down Dog Diary.

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Crash Gordon and the Mysteries of Kingsburg, by Derek Swannson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Coming-of-Age; Satire

 

 

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EASTER SUNDAY, 1973: Just before dawn in Kingsburg, California, six-year-old Gordon Swannson, asthmatic boy genius, gets his ass kicked by a spectral Easter Bunny—an event that sends his already hyperactive imagination spiraling toward paranoia. Gordon becomes convinced that ghosts and other weird entities inhabit a daimonic reality that can interact with our everyday world. He starts seeing mystery and danger everywhere in his isolated farming community. He even thinks his best friend, Jimmy, might be possessed by demons….

JUNE 7th, 1979: Reality catches up with Gordon’s worst imaginings on the day after his thirteenth birthday, when his father dies by crashing a Cessna into the living room of their house. Gordon sets out to discover whether the plane crash was an accident or something far more sinister. Before he finds the answer, he’ll experience puberty, Pink Floyd, trout fishing, lesbian vampire movies, and midnight cliff-diving with the Hells Angels—all while learning to cope with the trauma-induced narcolepsy that inspires his nickname, Crash Gordon….

HALLOWEEN, 1982: Gordon meets Jimmy’s Uncle Lloyd, an obscenely rich insurance broker to the rocket industry who makes Woodward and Bernstein’s Deep Throat look like a low-level bureaucrat. With Lloyd acting as their demented mentor, Gordon and his friends embark on a road trip to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. Along the way, Lloyd lectures them about such diverse topics as hypnotism, assassination theories, MKULTRA, COINTELPRO, and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst; serial killers, satanic sacrifices, interdimensional energy portals, and the remote viewing program at the Stanford Research Institute; shamanism, ayahuasca, Terence McKenna’s tryptamine-fueled encounters with the Logos, and the role “future causality” plays in the world’s current fate. And that’s only a prelude to Lloyd’s startling explanation of how Gordon and Jimmy have become unwitting participants in a CIA mind control experiment known as Project MONARCH….

Click here to pick up your copy of Crash Gordon and the Mysteries of Kingsburg.

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Her Heart for the Asking, by Lisa Mondello, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 361 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

From New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author, Lisa Mondello, a Contemporary Western Romance Novel

Mandy Morgan swore she’d never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. But now her uncle’s heart is failing and she has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She never dreamed the first thing she’d see when she stepped off the plane would be her biggest nightmare…the one man she’d never stopped loving.

Beau Gentry had the fever for two things: the rodeo and Mandy Morgan. But for Beau, loving Mandy was complicated by his father’s vendetta against her uncle. This led him to make the hardest decision of his life and he can still see the bitterness and hurt on Mandy’s face. All these years it has killed him to think Mandy had forgotten him and moved as far away as possible from him. But now they’re back in Texas, and he’s going to do all he can to win back her love.

Click here to pick up your copy of Her Heart for the Asking.

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Once a Killer, by Martin Bodenham, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Thriller

 

 

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Michael Hoffman has come a long way from his deprived childhood in Chicago’s south side. Now he’s a young, successful partner in a major New York law firm, handling some of its clients’ most prestigious M&A deals. With a beautiful wife, and two young daughters who look up to him, he has built the perfect life. But Michael has a secret: one that goes back to his childhood; a secret so dark it could destroy his family and brilliant career. Discovered by the wrong people, it would certainly get him killed.

There is only one person who knows about his past, and he is a career criminal who manages a low profile hedge fund, bankrolled by Eastern European mafia money. Michael is safe, but only for as long as he agrees to feed details of his firm’s deals to the fund so it can make millions from insider trading.

Click here to pick up your copy of Once a Killer.

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The McCall Initiative Episode 1.1: Deception, by Lisa Nowak, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based 20 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has.

The climate change that’s devastated all but the Northwest corner of the U.S. has been around since before Piper Hall was born. She doesn’t spend much time thinking about it, the secession that created Cascadia, or the closed border, erected to keep out climate refugees. All she wants is to get through high school and earn a medical degree so she can pull her family out of poverty. Piper’s sure her little brother’s stories about poor people vanishing are just rumors–until she comes home to an empty house. Losing her future, her family, and her freedom and forced into hiding, Piper has to find a way to get to the bottom of the disappearances. But the only one who can help might be the very boy whose family has displaced her own.

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Monday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Big Easy, by Eric Wilder, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 63 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Humor

 

 

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When someone begins killing New Orleans street people, it affects the City’s tourist trade just beginning to recover from Hurricane Katrina. More than just simple acts of murder, voodoo is involved, the killer likely an actual Vodoun deity. Homicide detective Tony Nicosia seeks the help of gumshoe, and Big Easy insider Wyatt Thomas. Wyatt enlists Mama Mulate, Tulane English professor, and actual voodoo mambo. Together, they try to unravel the strangest mystery to hit the venerable City since the era of Marie Laveau. Big Easy is the first novel in the Wyatt Thomas French Quarter Mystery Series that includes City of Spirits, and Primal Creatures.

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A Minor – A Novel of Love, Music and Memory, by Margaret Philbrick, is regularly $6.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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Clive Serkin, a teenage piano prodigy, seeks victory at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, and enlists the help of world-renowned pianist Clare Cardiff. She becomes his mentor and teacher, and even though she is more than twice his age, Clive finds himself falling in love with her. After Clare is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Clare’s estranged husband Nero takes her away from Clive to pursue further medical testing. Clive is faced with the challenge of traveling to Moscow and performing at the competition without his beloved mentor. Ultimately, he must discover if the music they share is enough to keep them together.

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The Warrior, by Joyce Swann, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 255 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

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James is sitting at a Ft. Worth intersection waiting for the light to change when he hears the roar of a truck engine speeding toward him. Before he can react, his motorcycle is crushed, and he is thrown fifty feet onto the median.

At that precise moment in Dallas, Elizabeth’s sleep is interrupted by a vivid dream in which she witnesses James’ accident. As she watches him begin to pass from life to death, she extends her hand and cries, “Don’t die if you don’t know Jesus!”

Although neither James nor Elizabeth is aware of the existence of the other, they begin a ten-year odyssey in which their lives are inexorably intertwined, changing their futures and the futures of those they love most.

“The Warrior” is a moving testimony to the power of prayer and God’s desire to redeem every life.

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The Devil Wears Scrubs, by Frieda McFadden, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 104 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Humor

 

 

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Newly minted doctor Jane McGill is in hell.

Not literally, of course. But between her drug addict patients, sleepless nights on call, and battling wits with the sadistic yet charming Sexy Surgeon, Jane can’t imagine an afterlife much worse than her first month of medical internship at County Hospital.

And then there’s the devil herself: Jane’s senior resident Dr. Alyssa Morgan. When Alyssa becomes absolutely hell-bent on making her new interns pay tenfold for the deadly sin of incompetence, Jane starts to worry that she may not make it through the year with her soul or her sanity still intact.

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To Catch A Bad Guy, by Marie Astor, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 1,161 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Romantic Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Janet Maple’s stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of almost five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie.

Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?

Click here to pick up your free copy of To Catch A Bad Guy.

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Waves of Love, by Lori Ann Mitchell, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based 35 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Can love overcome an age difference of more than 10 years?

At thirty-two, Sage Drake has the world by the tail. She owns her own bookstore, in sunny Florida, and loves her work so much she lives in the apartment above the store. Then one day a young surfer strolls in, cadging free coffee and donuts from her little café. His name is Derek Chambers, and he’s no regular surfer: he’s an author of a series of surfing travelogues, eager to do a book-signing or two at Sage’s store. She goes him one better by offering to host a series of writing workshops, with Derek as the star. In return, Derek offers to teach Sage – who’s never learned – how to surf. Will the two find love in the waves?

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The Amish Widow’s Faith Boxed Set 1-4, a four-book box set collection by Joseph Hersh, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 47 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

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After a long journey, love has finally come to Samantha Lapp’s life. But just as quickly as happiness has found her, tragedy strikes. Samantha is left trying to pick up the pieces of her broken life. Will her faith be strong enough to guide her through, and will she ever be able to open her heart up again after what happened?

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Dark Moonlighting, by Scott Haworth, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 271 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Humor

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Nick Whittier, having been alive for six centuries, has had plenty of time to master three professions. In a typical week he works as a police officer, lawyer and doctor and still finds time to murder someone and drink their blood. He used to feel guilty about the killings, but now he restricts himself to only eating the worst members of society. Few people in Starside, Illinois seem to care about the untimely deaths of spam e-mailers, pushy Jehovah Witnesses and politicians. However, the barriers between Nick’s three secret lives start to crumble when a mysterious man from his past arrives in town seeking revenge. Nick must move quickly to prevent the three women in his life, and the authorities who are hunting him, from discovering his terrible secret.

Dark Moonlighting is the first book in the humorous series. It explores four of the biggest clichés in popular culture, and it pokes fun at a number of popular television shows including Law & Order, Bones and House. It also takes a more realistic and amusing approach to the vampire cliché. For example, the average human has the equivalent of five Big Gulps worth of blood in their body. Nick takes twenty minutes to kill someone and, like the vampire bat, must immediately urinate afterwards.

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The Grecian Manifesto, by Ernest Dempsey, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

DIVE INTO THE ADVENTURE!

AN ANCIENT DEVICE THAT TELLS THE FUTURE
A MYSTERIOUS KIDNAPPING
AND A PLOT THAT WILL BRING EUROPE TO ITS KNEES

What would you do if the person you loved the most, vanished?

When the Secret Service show up to escort Sean Wyatt to a private meeting with the President of the United States, Sean has to ask himself that very question.

Sean’s girlfriend, the mysterious Adriana Villa has disappeared while in Italy searching for the fabled Eye of Zeus, an ancient device that is rumored to have the power to tell the future. Sean and his best friend Tommy Schultz team up to retrace Adriana’s steps in hopes of finding the relic and tracking down the kidnappers.

Along the way, they uncover more than they bargained for as new information comes to light that super-wealthy Greek businessman, Dimitris Gikas has his sights set on more than just money. If Sean and Tommy can’t stop the Grecian, the very foundations of Europe and the rest of the world will fall beneath the evil man’s plot.

This story is the first in the continuing saga of Sean Wyatt and friends after their historic discoveries in The Lost Chambers Trilogy.

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Galactic Empire Wars: Destruction, by Raymond L. Weil, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 425 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

USA TODAY Best Selling Story.

From the author of The Slaver Wars comes a new military science fiction series.

To the Kleese, the Earth is nothing more than a planet full of conscripts to fight in their numerous wars of aggression. The Kleese are one of three large Galactic Empires that control the majority of the galaxy. To them, Earth is an extremely dangerous planet due to the aggressiveness of the humanoid species that inhabits it. The humans that inhabit Earth will make excellent conscripts, but something must be done to prevent them from expanding out into the galaxy. To the Kleese the solution is simple, take the conscripts they need and then destroy the planet.

Mason Randle controls the Smithfield Mining Corporation. His main headquarters is inside the asteroid Vesta. The Kleese know nothing about what resides inside of the asteroid and the role it will play in saving the human race.

Lieutenant Wade Nelson is a marine taken as a conscript by the Kleese. His primary goal is to find a way back to Earth. In the meantime, he will fight in the wars the Kleese are involved in until he knows enough to take the fight to the Kleese themselves. He will bid his time in the hope that someday he will find a way back home for himself and his marines.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/galacticempire into your web browser to pick up your copy of Galactic Empire Wars: Destruction.

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Test of Magnitude, by Andy Kasch, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 65 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Science Fiction / Adventure

 

 

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Revenge is only justice when it can be administered without hatred.

Welcome to the Tora star system, home of the spectacular Cardinal-4 space station overlooking Amulen and Banor, twin worlds that share the same orbit. One visit and you’ll understand why this station is the pinnacle of Torian achievement and a wonder of the Erobian Sphere.

Unfortunately, your timing isn’t great. Many centuries of peace and prosperity are on the verge of collapsing for members of the Erob coalition as signs of the first interstellar wars loom. The half-breeds tell us it is because we are now forsaking the ancient law, and have thus allowed an evil infection to begin spreading through the galaxy. But those Erob half-breeds have always been a little over-dramatic, haven’t they?

Brandon Foss, an unhappily married Virginian in his early thirties, awakes from a strange dream to discover he has been abducted from Earth and kept in cryonic preservation on Amulen for two decades. One other resuscitated human is with him, a real knucklehead who almost seems as alien to Brandon as their reptilian captors. A friendship of convenience forms as the two Earthlings soon become unwittingly intertwined in Torian politics and military affairs–at a time, it turns out, when the Torians desperately need just such intertwining.

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Since Tomorrow, by Morgan Nyberg, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Post-Apocalyptic

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

An old man rides a workhorse through the night, across mudslides, past stores abandoned for decades, past the rotted corpses of automobiles invisible under mounds of blackberry. Rain courses from his rabbit skin poncho. He carries a sword and a spear. He knows where to find the murderer. He will face him alone.

SINCE TOMORROW is a novel of a world in the remaking. The old man, Frost, remembers the “good times”. Those who live on his “farm” among collapsed warehouses and the foundations of vanished houses struggle to maintain human values. But when others in this makeshift world are driven only by greed and the need for power, all values must ultimately be replaced by the simple instinct for survival.

In this full length novel Morgan Nyberg takes the reader to the West Coast of Canada, where the city of Vancouver has been transformed by climate change, pandemic, economic collapse and earthquake into “Town”, a squalid, lawless place inhabited the desperate, the diseased and the dying. Taking advantage of this state of affairs is the formidable Langley, who grows poppies to produce “skag”, a crude form of opium. Langley has amassed enough power to control a small private army. Now he is determined to acquire Frost’s farm for himself. Recklessly opposing Langley is Frost’s fearless but impulsive granddaughter, Noor.

SINCE TOMORROW demonstrates that there is room in the post-apocalyptic genre for exceptional writing. Morgan Nyberg tells nothing – he shows everything. In clear, sensuous prose free of commentary or explanation – prose as addictive as Langley’s skag – he leads the reader toward that climactic night with Frost on his horse, and farther, to the threshold of a new, perhaps happier, era.

Click here to pick up your copy of Since Tomorrow.

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Fashionably Dead, by Robyn Peterman, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based 1,359 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.

At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?

Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.

To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.

Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.

Click here to pick up your copy of Fashionably Dead.

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Tuesday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

The Shadow Box: Paranormal Suspense and Dark Fantasy Thriller Novels, a new ten-book box set (just released this morning) by Travis Luedke, Rob Cornell, Andrew Butcher, Sean Poindexter, M Joseph Murphy, Steven Ramirez, Shane KP O’Neill, Simon Okill, Craig Schaefer and Kristopher Norris, is just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Thriller

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Explore The Dark Side of Urban Fantasy – Paranormal Suspense with THE SHADOW BOX from NY Times & USA Today bestselling authors.

A limited offer at a steeply discounted price – only available until Feb. 2015

Ride the cutting edge of dark fantasy in this unique collection of fast-paced, gritty, suspenseful thrillers. Filled with black magic, vampire trailer trash, werewolves, sorcerers, witches, assassins, psychics, clairvoyants, zombie draggers, and old-school gothic horror, a sure bet for fans of paranormal suspense.

DARKER THINGS by Rob Cornell
Fifteen years have passed since Craig Lockman worked for a shadowy agency fighting monsters most think exist only in nightmares. A mysterious teen girl arrives at his door with his fiercest enemy on her tail. Now he must protect the daughter he never knew from the dark world he thought he left behind.

MOTH by Sean Poindexter
Social worker Max Hollingsworth is no stranger to monsters. Supernatural or human, he’s faced all kinds. But when he’s called upon to investigate a missing child, he may have met his match.

THE SHEPHERD by Travis Luedke
After saving a mysterious girl from a hit and run, 16 yr. old Mike Evans soon finds his life spiraling out of control. Facing clairvoyant visions of grisly death, Mike struggles to avert disaster and make his way through the chaos.

COUNCIL OF PEACOCKS by M. Joseph Murphy
A band of misfit, half-demon teenagers join the ruthless, immortal Wisdom, to stop The Council of Peacocks. The Council, a secret society of sorcerers, has plotted for centuries, and now the time has come for Activation – a hostile takeover of Earth.

A DEATH DISPLACED by Andrew Butcher
When Nicolas Crystan unexpectedly sees the future, he acts fast to save Juliet Maystone from a fatal accident, unintentionally “displacing” her–giving her the power to see ghosts. Together, they must use their newfound abilities to unravel a mystery more connected to Nicolas than he ever imagined …

BOUND BY BLOOD by Shane KP O’Neill
Vlad Dracula: ruler, tyrant, warlord, and champion of the Catholic faith, is seized by Lucifer in his moment of death and becomes a monster, born of Darkness. Vlad is charged with destroying the institution of the Catholic Church, to help turn man against God so that Lucifer may finally return to Heaven and end all of mankind.

LUNA SANGUIS by Simon Okill
A mysterious woman awakes in an asylum in France, 1925, with amnesia. As her memory is restored she reveals her true vampiric nature and unleashes a bloody nightmare that might destroy all humanity.

TELL ME WHEN I’M DEAD by Steven Ramirez
When a contagion decimates the town of Tres Marias, recovering alcoholic Dave Pulaski, his wife, Holly, and a group of armed soldiers and civilians must find a way to survive.

THE LONG WAY DOWN by Craig Schaefer
The death of a porn star leads sorcerer Daniel Faust down a rabbit hole of conspiracy and madness. For the first time, black magic and bullets might not be enough to save him from the brink of damnation.

BLACKJACK by Kristopher Norris
When Vincent Black, a gun for hire, is told vampires are all too real, he thinks it’s a joke. But soon he learns that he is not the most dangerous brand of hunter out there…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qfs0mb into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Shadow Box: Paranormal Suspense and Dark Fantasy Thriller Novels.

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Menopause to Matrimony, by Shelly Hickman, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Although this is a sequel, it may be read as a stand alone novel.*

The sequel to “Vegas to Varanasi” catches up with Anna and Kiran a couple of years after the event that brought the once “ugly duckling” high school acquaintances together. But will their romance continue to flourish in the face of a whole new set of insecurities brought on by middle age?

First, there’s Kiran, who has an unexpected health scare. While his doctors assure no permanent damage has been done, there seems to have been some damage to his personality, as the normally respectful and reserved Kiran begins behaving erratically and overtly. Anna wants to hope that this is temporary, sparked by the visit of Kiran’s womanizing, free-spirited cousin, Seth. But is this just the midlife Kiran surfacing?

Anna has midlife issues of her own. Now forty-eight, she’s navigating the onset of perimenopause and all the delights that come with it, from facial hair to mood swings to body temperature issues. On top of that, her two-year-old granddaughter is starting to show signs of a behavior disorder, bringing with it a whole other level of stress and worry.

Will Anna and Kiran finally find their happily ever after? Or end up stuck in a midlife mess in this romantic comedy of accepting change, and “the change.”

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pj41hx into your web browser to pick up your copy of Menopause to Matrimony.

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Johnny McClintock’s War, by Gerry McCullough, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The story of one man’s struggle to maintain his faith in spite of everything life throws at him.

As the outbreak of the First World War looms closer, John Henry McClintock, a Northern Irish Protestant by upbringing, meets Rose Flanagan, a Catholic, at a gospel tent mission – and falls in love with her.

When Johnny enlists and sets off to fight in the War he finds himself surrounded by death and tragedy, which pushes his trust in God to the limit.

After more than five years absence he returns home to a bitter, war torn Ireland, where both he and Rose are seen as traitors to their own sides.

John Henry and Rose overcome all opposition and, finally, marry. But a few years later comes the hardest blow of all. Can John Henry still hang on to his faith in God?

From the best-selling author of Belfast Girls

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/0r22am into your web browser to pick up your copy of Johnny McClintock’s War.

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The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to do at Your Desk, by Kent Burden, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 22 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? Yes

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Feeling unhealthy and trapped at your desk every day? Want to get healthier and live a healthy lifestyle but can’t imagine finding time to go to the gym? Wellness expert Kent Burden shares his innovative, easy and effective arsenal of 75 exercises you can do at your desk without even breaking a sweat! Sample this simple office workout to look better, feel better and even work better—and it won’t interfere with doing your job! This book is packed with pictures of how to do the exercises and shows you how easy it is to be more active at work!

With new research showing that prolonged sitting is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes, The Office Workout teaches you how to do micro workouts that yield big results and help busy people like you stay active all day long. Lose weight, gain muscle, get ripped, and be healthier all in 1-5 minutes per hour!

Did you know that…

• A 1-5 minutes of office exercise each hour makes you more productive
• Short burst strength training improves blood flow to the brain
• Raising your heart rate even for a minute or two improves mental focus and creativity
• You burn 60 more calories each hour by standing than by sitting
• Being more active can save both you and your company BIG MONEY on healthcare costs
This book will help you…
• Lose weight
• Increase bone mass
• Burn more calories all day long
• Decrease your chance of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, cancer and other lifestyle diseases
• Reduce back pain and strengthen your back by showing you simple exercises for back pain
• Get healthy, feel better and more energized all day long

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/officeworkout into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to do at Your Desk.

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The Billionaire Wins The Game, by Melody Anne, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 1,198 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Joseph Anderson has decided it’s time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they’re made for each other.

Lucas Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family’s name. Many women have tried, and he’s been successful in finding out who they are beneath their false smiles.

Amy Harper was raised in tragic circumstances and doesn’t like pampered, rich men who have been handed everything with a silver spoon. She spent years finishing her education and then received a job with the Anderson Corporation. She instantly doesn’t like her incredibly sexy boss, who is arrogant and thinks every woman should fall at his feet.

When Amy becomes pregnant after one reckless night of passion, she’s scared he’ll take the baby and run. Lucas is demanding, and used to getting his way, but Amy has just the right amount of spark to ignite his fuse, and challenges him each step of the way.

Lucas’s father, Joseph, and his brothers Alex and Mark, offer laughter, love, and support. With the love of Lucas’s family, who aren’t only rich and successful, but also kind and giving, Amy starts to realize that being wealthy doesn’t make or break a man, and starts to picture the happily ever after she never believed in for herself.

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Billionaire Wins The Game.

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Frosted Shadow, a Toni Diamond Mystery, by Nancy Warren, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based 329 customer reviews.

Book Part of Kindle Unlimited? No

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

There’s nothing pretty about murder.
Meet Toni Diamond, make up artist to middle America. She’s got a nose for trouble and a passion for solving mysteries. Imagine Columbo in a lavender suit. She never met a woman who wouldn’t look better with a little help from the Lady Bianca line of cosmetics. But don’t be fooled by appearances. Underneath the fake diamonds and the big hair is a sharp brain and a keen eye that sees the details as well as the funny side of life. When a Lady Bianca sales rep is murdered at the annual convention in Dallas, Toni is the one who notices things that some people, like sexy Detective Luke Marciano, might easily miss. Only someone who understands as much about how to make appearances deceiving could see into the mind of this killer — a murderer who wants to give Toni a permanent makeover. Into a dead woman.

At the sales convention, Toni has to deal with her arch rival Nicole Freedman, a woman who would stab Toni in the back if it would get her the coveted top sales award. She’s got her own beauty consultants to encourage, her mother who’s taken Dolly Parton as her pattern and her patron saint, her daughter Tiffany, who, at sixteen, is mortified by everything her mother does. Including breathing.

In this humorous, cozy mystery, complete with a wily and entertaining amateur female sleuth, a sexy police officer, a murder or two, and a little comedy, a suburban cosmetics sales woman matches wits with a fiendish murderer.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Frosted Shadow, a Toni Diamond Mystery.

 

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