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 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!

 

Love Finds Its Way

Author: Wilhelmina Stolen

Genre: Historical Romance

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $3.99
Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

Lucas arrived at the Sullivan mansion as an orphan with a vicious burn on his side. The mark is a clue to his past, and the accident that took his family. The Sullivans gave him a home, raised him as their son, and made him heir to their fortune. He has everything a man could want, but he’s tortured by the secrets from his past. He’s a man without a name.

For seventeen years, Lucas has called the Sullivan girls his sisters, but his feelings for Callie have changed from brotherly to those of a man for a woman. As the passion between them ignites, Lucas is forced to make a choice between claiming Callie, or finding out who he is.

On a cold January night, Lucas leaves to follow a clue to Texas, but not before he has Callie promise, “I will wait for you.”

Secrets unfold, and Lucas discovers the answers he seeks. Is it too late for Lucas and Callie, or will their love find its way?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lovefinds into your web browser to pick up your copy of Love Finds Its Way in the Amazon Kindle store.

Knife Skills

Author: Julie Adler

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

When the most famous chef in town is murdered with a giant tranchelard cooking knife, novice food writer Trudi Wells uses her hard-news reporting skills to untangle a crooked web of hidden relationships and half-truths. Smart-mouthed Trudi is clearly no foodie: she knows nothing about fine dining, surviving happily on peanut butter and breakfast cereal. As she uncovers mysterious details about the chef and his former life, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about continental cuisine, fine wines and the high-end restaurant business. But just as Trudi is about to figure out the puzzle, the murderer starts looking for Trudi.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/knifeskills into your web browser to pick up your copy of Knife Skills in the Amazon Kindle store.

30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

Author: Lori Burke

Genre: Cooking

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $2.99
Today’s Price: $2.99

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Book Description:

Dump Cakes are amazing cobbler desserts. In fact Dump Cakes combine the four qualities of the perfect dessert: Simple, Quick, Incredibly Delicious and Fun.

They are really simple to make and use fruit, spices, cake mix and butter. They are quick to make. The preparation time for a Dump Cake is 5 to 10 minutes. Baking is an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour. Delicious? A warm piece of Dump Cake cobbler with a scoop of ice cream melting over a buttery cake and mingling with vanilla and cinnamon and other spices is one of the most delicious desserts you can eat.

Finally making a Dump Cake is fun for both adults and kids. You dump fruit, spices, a layer of dry cake mix and pats of butter. Baking one of these wonderful cakes is a great project for the entire family.

Pick up a copy of this book and enjoy the wonderful world of Dump Cake cobbler desserts. You won’t regret it.

Here are just a few of the Dump Cake recipes you’ll find in this book:
• Apple Dump Cake
• Apple Blueberry Dump Cake
• Apple Peach Dump Cake
• Black Forest Dump Cake
• Blueberry Dump Cake
• Blueberry Peach Dump Cake
• Cherry Dump Cake
• Cherry Peach Dump Cake
• Chocolate Berry Dump Cake
• Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
• Granny’s Apple Dump Cake
• Holiday Dump Cake
• Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake
• Lemon Raspberry Dump Cake
• Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake
• Raspberry Dump Cake
• Rhubarb Dump Cake
• Spicy Apple Dump Cake
• Strawberry Devil’s Food Dump Cake
• Sweet Peach Dump Cake

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/vr2uud into your web browser to pick up your copy of 30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes in the Amazon Kindle store.

Rippler

Author: Cidney Swanson

Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $4.99
Today’s Price: FREE!

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Book Description:

Samantha yearns to shed the label of “that girl whose mom died,” but finding she can turn invisible isn’t what she had in mind. Especially when she learns the geneticist who killed her mom may be after her next. Sam’s crush Will offers help and secrecy, but the time is coming when Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will safe. Suspenseful and romantic, Rippler and its sequels capture the collision of the beautiful with the dark.

Two further sequels form a complete trilogy. Additional book in series for those who fall in love with the Ripple world and want even more!

Click here to pick up your free copy of Rippler in the Amazon Kindle store.

Time To Begin

Author: Vered Schnabel

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $3.99
Today’s Price: FREE!

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Book Description:

The moment she and Rani get divorced, Amalya finds out she’s pregnant again. With Rani’s baby. The last pregnancy ended badly and destroyed their relationship. It takes her a very long time to tell her news to Yona, her mother, and Anna, her best friend. And Yiftach, her old-new guy. And Rani.
Time to Begin is a beautiful and versatile novel about people who are forced to choose new paths, because the old ones have disappeared beneath their feet.

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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 Sunday: 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!

 

Through The Windshield

Author: Patty Friedmann

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $2.99
Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

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.

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?

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

Hearts and Heroes Boxed Set

Authors: Various

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kindle Unlimited: No

Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

THE COLTON CREEK COWBOY by Patricia Thayer

On the run… and right into a cowboy’s arms….
Stalked by an ex-boyfriend, Tori Slater escapes to the family’s homestead cabin in Wyoming where she meets the property’s caretaker. An ex-cop, Logan McNeely wants a solitary life so he can forget his past, but finds he’s now protecting this intriguing woman. To save Tori, he has to save himself first before they can have a future together.

THE BAD BOY NEXT DOOR by Mindy Neff

A light-hearted contemporary romance from an award-winning, bestselling author….
Hallie Fortune wanted to marry a safe, boy-next-door type of man. Her real neighbor, bad boy, ex-Marine, single-parent, Cody Brock, would never do. But suddenly, every time she had a date, Cody was there–at her house, at the restaurant, even at the grocery store! If Hallie didn’t know better, she’d think Cody was sabotaging her husband hunt. And bringing his baby daughter along as an accomplice.

THAT WILDER MAN by Gillian Doyle

“As teenagers, Max “Wildman” Wilder and his girlfriend Liza Jane had raised their share of hell–in town and in bed. Then Liza Jane betrayed him. Now richer and wiser, Max has come home. But he had no intention of giving Liza Jane another chance to break his heart.”

THE RELUCTANT NERD by Sandra Paul

Concerned about nerdy Simon Primes’ total lack of confidence, scientist Ernestine St. Bennett is determined to enhance his masculinity–and thus his social ease–by applying the principles used in her studies of fish. Little does Ernie know Simon is really Sam Pierce in disguise…and that no enhancement is needed!

WORTH THE RISK by Lyn O’Farrell

Children’s librarian Amanda Lloyd values privacy above all else… until she meets a sexy single dad with a scandalous past.

Ex-racer Mitch Delaney’s life has been plastered across the tabloids more than once. But he believes that anything worth doing is worth a risk, and he wants Amanda in his life. Can he convince her to take a chance on love?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/aiiec9 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hearts and Heroes Boxed Set in the Amazon Kindle store.

The Fiction Writer’s Handbook

Author: Shelly Lowenkopf

Genre: Non-Fiction / Advice & How-To

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $4.99
Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

“The Fiction Writer’s Handbook” is the definitive volume to explain the words and phrases that writers and editors use when they talk about a work. In the highly competitive publishing world, today’s writers need to stay ahead of the competition and make every sentence count. This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process, and for seasoned writers, it is a powerful tool.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7251 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Fiction Writer’s Handbook in the Amazon Kindle store.

Contact Us: A Jake Corby Sci-Fi Thriller

Author: Al Macy

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $3.49
Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

On May 22, 2018, every person on Earth sneezes. Simultaneously.

Hours later, an alien spacecraft appears over New York City and broadcasts a dire message of impending doom. The future of the human race will depend on the whims of a solitary extraterrestrial who appears in the form of Walter Cronkite. Yes, that’s right, Walter Cronkite, the deceased news anchor.

Ex-FBI troubleshooter Jake Corby has faked his death and dropped out of sight, living like a hermit in a small town. But the president is convinced Corby’s still alive. He wants Jake, with his unique problem-solving skills, added to the team that will try to defeat the strange but powerful alien. Jake needs to overcome his introvert tendencies if he’s going to help save the planet.

The alien has some nasty surprises for the residents of Earth, and the race is on to figure out his true motives and the meaning of the sneeze event–before it’s too late.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lfzpl8 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Contact Us: A Jake Corby Sci-Fi Thriller in the Amazon Kindle store.

Reckless

Author: Jessi Gage

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $2.99
Today’s Price: FREE!

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Book Description:

Sometimes it takes a miracle to find forgiveness.

Divorced construction worker Derek has anger management issues. Acting rashly on the freeway, he causes an accident. His truck escapes unscathed, but he can’t say the same for his conscience. Visions of the wreck haunt his dreams, but they’re always followed by the sweet caresses and soothing words of a beautiful woman who calls to everything male in him.

Cami assumes she is dead. With no memory of her past, all she knows is endless fog and the occasional visit to a darkened bedroom where she comforts a man battling nightmares. When she wakes in a hospital bed and regains her memory, she assumes the ruggedly-handsome Derek was no more than a figment of her concussed mind.

As Cami recovers, she learns that Derek is not only real but also the driver charged with causing her accident. She should be furious with him, but their inexplicable nights together showed her a tender side beneath his rough exterior. Will she let one reckless mistake drive them apart, or will forgiveness have the right of way?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Reckless in the Amazon Kindle store.

Keeper vs. Reaper

Author: Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

When her father died, Lucy Mae Estmond inherited the family business. She has known all of her life that she would be in line to watch over the souls of the recently passed, keeping them safe from the Reapers.

The soul eating Reapers have been a plague upon the Earth, stealing souls and leaving the Keepers as the only thing that stands between Heaven and Hell. The factions despise each other and have warred for generations.

Then Lucy discovers an ancient legend predicting the arrival of the Chosen One, destined to bring forth an end to the Reapers. The surprises continue when she realizes she is that person. For Lucy, being the Chosen One doesn’t change much. Fighting Reapers is just another day in the life of a Keeper.

When she meets Jack Walker, they both realize they have an insane, mutual attraction. Too bad that he’s been sent to prevent the prophecy from coming true. His only mission: to kill the Chosen One.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Keeper vs. Reaper in the Amazon Kindle store.

Isecas the Dream Cat

Author: Preston Squire

Genre: Children
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $3.99
Today’s Price: FREE!

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Book Description:

Sahar feels left out and alone. Having just moved to Canada she’s struggling to adjust to a new school, a new language and to make new friends. When her aunt gives her an ancient family heirloom, an Egyptian dream cat, Sahar is delighted. Little does she suspect that dream cats really do make dreams come true.

A delightful entertaining read that your children will love to read time and again.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Isecas the Dream Cat in the Amazon Kindle store.

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Kindle New Releases

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 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 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 change at any time!

Irish Kisses

Author: Helen Scott Taylor

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $2.99
Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

On Fiona Flannigan’s sixteenth birthday Aaron O’Malley kissed her by the wishing fountain at Ballyglass Castle. He said he loved her, then he left and broke her heart. Ten long years later he’s finally back, but his work as an undercover cop has left him fighting inner demons. She wants to help him recover, but dare she let him into her heart again?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/irishkisses into your web browser to pick up your copy of Irish Kisses in the Amazon Kindle store.

The Big South Country

Author: Andrew Beahrs

Genre: Young Adult
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

When twin brothers Nate and Sam are shipwrecked en route to Gold Rush San Francisco, they’re grateful to be rescued by the reclusive hermit Daniel Caplan. But Daniel lusts for eternal life—and is willing to sacrifice anything, and anyone, to get it.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/bigsouthcountry into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Big South Country in the Amazon Kindle store.

Stolen Dough

Author: Daniel Ganninger

Genre: Mystery

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $3.99
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Book Description:

The team at Icarus Investigations must use all their skill to stop a secret criminal syndicate before they cause a global financial meltdown.

Coming off of another successful case, private detectives Galveston and Murphy find themselves running from hired assassins and bureaucrats in the U.S. government. They have only one choice to free themselves, discover the next move of the sophisticated organized crime syndicate, the Red Hand, and stop them by any means necessary.

The Icarus team travel the world as they begin to solve the puzzle of the Red Hand’s final and desperate play for world domination by using their unusual, trademark tactics. With the help of some old and new friends, the team begins to reveal the layers of the syndicate’s nefarious plan. Will they stop them in time before a worldwide economical crash occurs, or will the Red Hand succeed in shaping the globe in their own image?

Stolen Dough is the final case of the Red Hand mini-series with the same amount of fun, humor, and mayhem as the previous cases. Join the non-stop action and adventure – without profanity or graphic adult situations – and escape with the private eyes of Icarus Investigations.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/stolendough into your web browser to pick up your copy of Stolen Dough in the Amazon Kindle store.

The Brain Sucker

Author: Glenn Wood

Genre: Children and Middle Grade
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $9.99
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Book Description:

The Brain Sucker is a fast-paced action adventure story for Middle School readers. It follows Callum McCullock and his two friends, Sophie (a brilliant engineer) and Jinx (the world’s unluckiest boy) as they try to defeat an evil genius from unleashing his brain sucking machine and destroying all the goodness in the world.

This is the American edition of the book. It has been previously published in Australasia and the UK by Walker books.

The Brain Sucker has been nominated for the prestigious Sakura Medal in Japan.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ckhdid into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Brain Sucker in the Amazon Kindle store.

Jaguar at the Portal

Author: Aimee Easterling

Genre: Fantasy

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

Ixchel is a lonely veterinarian fleeing from her past. Finn is a were-jaguar hunting for his future.

It starts as a classic case of boy-meets-girl, boy-holds-girl-up-at-knife-point, boy-and-girl-fall-in-love. But what should be a honeymoon-like jaunt through the ruins of pre-Columbian Mexico turns into an action-packed chase through moonlit forests and across crumbling pyramids.

In the end, each member of the unlikely pair must make a decision that will change their lives forever. And if the two don’t learn to work together, they’ll soon lose the game that has turned into a struggle for survival.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jaguarportal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Jaguar at the Portal in the Amazon Kindle store.

Comedy & Cozy Bundle

Author: Kathy Carmichael

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $4.99
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Book Description:

Four complete stories: Sweet Romance and Cozy Mystery Reads from USA Today bestseller Kathy Carmichael. This boxed set features the first two titles from Kathy’s Texas Two-Step Series and her Skullduggery Inn Cozy Reads Series. “For charming romantic comedies, Kathy Carmichael never disappoints.” ~ Debra Webb

Western Pleasure — The Texas Two-Step Series —Novella — Book 0

Jim Turner has always loved Ellen Murphy. But Ellen was already happily married.

Following the death of Ellen’s husband, Jim was right by her side, helping her. Now, more than friendly support and business advice seems possible, but what will her friends and family think?

While Jim works to find the courage to step out of the ‘friend zone,’ Ellen worries she’s about to lose a friendship of a lifetime.

Chasing Charlie — The Texas Two-Step Series — Book 1

Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys.

Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas’s most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancee so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend.

Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice.

Charlie’s first reaction is to run, but she’s promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine.

When Charlie accepts, Davis’s plan is set. But now Charlie’s sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart.

My Favorite Corpse, a Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read — Novella — #1

My Favorite Corpse centers around Ashley Sands, the owner of the mystery-themed Skullduggery Inn located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. An amateur sleuth, Ashley finds a corpse washed to shore at her inn’s private beach. She must learn what happened before her guests begin checking out. While Ashley’s mystery weekend guests usually enjoy the occasional dead body, they prefer the never-previously-animated kind.

Mayhem on the Winterland Express, a Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read — Short Story — #2

A valuable necklace disappears, and Ashley Sands, owner of the mystery-themed Skullduggery Inn located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, must discover who-dun-it or the fundraiser to build a no-kill animal shelter will be terminated.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/comedycozy into your web browser to pick up your copy of Comedy & Cozy Bundle in the Amazon Kindle store.

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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 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 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 change at any time!

Beachcomber Baby

Author: Stephanie Queen

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $3.99
Today’s Price: $0.99

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Book Description:

Dark and dangerous Dane and shamelessly sexy Shana team up like oil & water on a mission to save a baby while they wage a personal war of love & hate between them.

Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise doesn’t like cases involving babies. In his experience, they always end bad. Really bad.

When Father Donahue hands Shana a baby and the mission is to find the baby’s mother, the ex-Scotland Yard detective can’t resist taking the case. Shana convinces Dane to help her, but he’ll only go so far.

Once they discover the priest dragged them into the tip of an iceberg full of trouble with an ex-Russian KGB operative turned-criminal and his comrades involved in a baby farm, things look bad. Really bad.

To keep Dane on the mission, Shana will need to uncover the secret of his terrible past baby case. Can she convince him to put aside his fears to save this baby–and save their partnership too?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/beachcomberbaby into your web browser to pick up your copy of Beachcomber Baby in the Amazon Kindle store.

Leave This Place

Author: Spike Black

Genre: Horror
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

Silas wakes with a start in the middle of the night, feeling a suffocating sense of unease — as if he’s being watched. His wife is asleep. He scans the bedroom of their rented holiday cottage, a spooky and unfamiliar place.

He makes out something in the dark. On the chair in the corner of the room. What the…? He’s mistaken, surely. It’s his over-active imagination. A trick of the moonlight. No. Someone’s there – an old man. Sitting there, staring back at him. With a terrifying grin on his face…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/leavethisplace into your web browser to pick up your copy of Leave This Place in the Amazon Kindle store.

Meant To Be

Author: Jessica James

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $6.99
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Book Description:

It started as a chance encounter on the beach, and ended 24 hours later when they parted to go their separate ways.

Or so they thought.

Actually it was just the beginning.

WHEN LAUREN CANTRELL said goodbye to the guy she had just met on the beach, she had no way of knowing their paths would ever cross again. But fate had another unexpected meeting in store for them—this time in a place where danger was part of the culture and the stakes were life and death.

THE LAST PERSON in the world Rad expected to see at a special ops briefing in Afghanistan is the girl he met at the beach two weeks ago—the one he can’t stop thinking about.

From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Md., to the snowcapped mountains of Afghanistan, this thrilling tale of espionage and intrigue takes readers on a spellbinding journey into the secret lives of our nation’s quiet heroes—and answers the question:
What do you do when the person you most want to protect is the one risking everything to make sure you survive?

MEANT TO BE recounts the dedication of our military, the honor and sacrifice of our soldiers, and a relationship that is tested and sustained by the powerful forces of love, courage and resolve.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/0vr5et into your web browser to pick up your copy of Meant To Be in the Amazon Kindle store.

The Viper and the Urchin

Author: Celine Jeanjean

Genre: Fantasy
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $3.99
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Book Description:

Being Damsport’s most elegant assassin is hard work. There’s tailoring to consider, devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain… But most importantly, Longinus has to keep his fear of blood hidden or his reputation will be ruined. So, when a scrawny urchin girl threatens to expose his phobia unless he teaches her swordsmanship, he has no choice but to comply.

It doesn’t take long for Rory to realise that her new trainer has more eccentricities than she has fleas. But she’ll put up with anything, no matter how frustrating, to become a swordswoman like her childhood hero.

What she’s not prepared for is a copycat assassin who seeks to replace Longinus, and who hires Rory’s old partner in crime to do away with her, as well. Rory and Longinus must set their differences aside and try to work together if they’re to stop the copycat. But darker forces than they realise are at play, and with time running out, the unlikely duo find themselves the last line of defence against a powerful enemy who seeks to bring Damsport to its knees.

The Viper and the Urchin is a standalone novel that is part of the Bloodless Assassin Mysteries.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/viperurchin into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Viper and the Urchin in the Amazon Kindle store.

Missing Dead or Alive

Author: Peter Martin

Genre: Mystery

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

When Tim, Maria and Bob’s fourteen year old apparently model son goes missing, they are baffled and distraught. A police investigation reveals Tim wasn’t quite the son they thought he was. Frantic attempts to find him fail, and when their quest becomes an obsession this causes problems between them. But they never give up, and are determined to find him DEAD OR ALIVE, even though it may cost them dear.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/missingdead into your web browser to pick up your copy of Missing Dead or Alive in the Amazon Kindle store.

Galway Girl

Author: Cathy Mansell

Genre: Historical Romance

Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $5.98
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Book Description:

Feisty Irish gypsy girl, Tamara Redmond is just sixteen when she overhears her parents planning her wedding to the powerful and hated Jake Travis. In desperation, she leaves Galway, a place she loves, and stows away on a ship with disastrous consequences. On her release from a cell in Liverpool, she takes refuge in a travelling circus and falls in love with Kit Trevelyan, a trapeze artist.

Accused of stealing, she is thrown out. She sleeps rough in Covent Garden where her fear of Jake Travis finding her dominates her waking hours. When he kidnaps her and keeps her captive, her life spirals downwards. Then Tamara hears a truth, a truth that will change her life and her very existence forever.

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Likely Suspects

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day:

Likely Suspects

Author: G. K. Parks

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Book Description:

Leaving the Office of International Operations seemed like a great way to avoid bureaucratic hassles, red-tape, and murderous psychopaths. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out the way they should.

Meet Alexis Parker, former OIO operative, currently trying to make a name for herself in the private sector. With a limited job history, the state of the economy, and her own internal struggle concerning her competence as an investigator, Alex is forced to take the only job she is offered.

Enter eccentric, playboy, CEO James Martin. Martin Technologies is a multi-million dollar corporation that James Martin has nurtured from the ground up with his workaholic tendencies. But now that Mr. Martin’s life is being threatened, what’s a guy to do besides hire an attractive, feisty, former federal agent to be his new security consultant and personal bodyguard.

As Alex attempts to navigate the minefield of potential suspects, she gradually begins to uncover an underlying conspiracy that has been brewing at Martin Technologies for almost half a decade. Anyone could be involved, making all of Martin’s closest friends, acquaintances, and employees possible suspects. What starts out as a single death threat quickly morphs into a plot to overtake his entire company. Once the pieces start to fall into place, things begin to explode, both literally and figuratively for Alex, as the physical danger looms ever more menacingly overhead. This outwardly simple case quickly becomes something neither Alex nor Martin ever imagined as the situation continues to escalate rapidly out of control. It will take all of Alex’s training and instincts to be able to track down the criminal mastermind and stop the assassination plot before it’s too late.

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About the Author:

G.K. Parks has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. After spending some time in law school, G.K. changed paths and earned a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Now, that education is being put to use, creating a fictional world based upon years of study and research.

G.K. Parks is the creator of the Alexis Parker series. G.K. has always been fascinated with mysteries and thrillers and sought to create a flawed, realistic protagonist. After months of scrapped ideas, a single scene emerged from the pile of rubbish which would later become part of Likely Suspects, and thus, Alexis Parker was born. She’s a strong, female investigator with a difficult past and the insecurities to match.

The characters and plots are meant to feel realistic, as are the investigative procedures in place. Obviously, these are works of fiction, and some creative licensing occurs in order to make the stories more entertaining. After all, no one wants to read a cut and dry novel with nothing but jargon and people filing paperwork.

Each novel in the Alexis Parker series is a standalone story, requiring no prior knowledge of the characters or previous events since each mystery is self-contained. However, for a deeper character connection, you may prefer to read the books in order.

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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!

 

82 Desire

Author: Julie Smith

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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82 Desire is the EIGHTH book in the Edgar Award-winning Skip Langdon mystery series by Julie Smith.

A WIFE’S WORST NIGHTMARE…

At the airport, the husband says, “I’ll get the car, dear. You wait with the bags.” And she waits till doomsday. Turns out the car’s still there. But hubby’s not.

It seems Councilwoman Bebe Fortier has misplaced her equally prominent husband, United Oil VP Russell Fortier. Across town, part-time detective/poet Talba Wallis has a simple wish–to find out what Russell Fortier’s disappearance has to do with her. But the private investigator who hired her to spy on Fortier can’t help her out. He’s lying in his office with a bullet in his chest. Reporter Jane Storey is walking down the same mean, sultry street—she’s on the brink of the biggest story of her life. But she’s got a bad feeling she’s being played like a deck of cards by a tipster with a malevolent agenda.

Now Orleans Police Detective Skip Langdon soon senses something big starting to unfold, something a lot bigger than a missing husband. Something rooted in corruption, resulting in violence—and motivated by that old demon . . . desire.

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Secret of the Painted Lady

Author: Christina A. Burke and Elizabeth Ashby

Genre: Mystery

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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If these walls could talk…they’d scream murder.

Alex Jordan is the owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, making her able to pursue her love of restoring Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove. But her recent acquisition of the stately Marlton House has led to a showdown with town real estate mogul, and now she has needs to restore the old house and flip it for a profit as quickly as possible. But Alex gets more than she bargained for when a Hawaiian shirt-clad tourist with a bullet in his head turns up in the home’s bathtub. Pairing up with the unlikely partner of the town florist, George Fontaine, Alex vows to solve the murder before her flip flops

As Alex worries over deadlines, she stumbles across another body on the cliffs of Danger Cove. However, this “body” is a super-sexy man with amnesia…or so he says. Throw in a stash of stolen diamonds, a matchmaking grandmother, a foulmouthed parrot, and a mysterious killer with Alex in his sights, and Alex is in a race against time to salvage the job, solve the murder, and save her own life.

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Three Days in Seattle

Author: Debra Burroughs

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Three Days in Seattle is a delicious blend of romance and suspense. Kate McAllister is lured to Seattle by the news of her sister’s suspicious disappearance, not realizing that someone wants her dead. On the flight to Seattle she connects with a ruggedly-handsome man who offers to help her. Should she trust him, she wonders, or is this perfect stranger too good to be true?

Two detectives, one experienced and by-the-book, the other a bumbling rookie, are hot on the case, with the help of Kate’s new friend. Will these men be able to stop the vengeance-seeking madman before Kate and her sister wind up dead?

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Russian Hill

Author: Ty Hutchinson

Genre: Thriller

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Book Description:

In the first book of the thrilling Chasing Chinatown trilogy, a killer is loose in San Francisco, and he’s collecting body parts.

SFPD has no witnesses and no suspects, but FBI Agent Abby Kane believes a dead hiker found ten miles north of the city is the key to solving those crimes.

The detective involved with the case thinks Abby might be chasing a ghost down a rabbit hole, but the more Abby digs, the more she begins to think the killer is playing an elaborate game and there’s an audience cheering him on.

In order to catch him, she must do the unthinkable: join the game.

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Origins

Author: Mark Henrikson

Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Book Description:

Dr. Holmes was thoroughly bored with his psychiatric profession until he met Hastelloy. The man is named after a durable metal capable of surviving under high-stress service where more common materials fail; ironic considering he’s an insane asylum patient.

Hastelloy is convinced he’s locked in a battle for the survival of mankind with the mysterious species Alpha. This conflict supposedly began when Hastelloy and his alien crew crashed on Earth during the time of ancient Egypt. Dr. Holmes listens with understandable skepticism to the patient’s story about his involvement with building the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, bringing about the rise of Pharaohs, and even assisting Moses with the slave exodus to the Promised Land. Is Hastelloy crazy, or is it crazy to ignore him?

Meanwhile, a group of archeologists make new discoveries in the Giza plateau. While investigating previously unknown chambers found inside the Great Pyramid and Sphinx they come face to face with elements intent on preserving those secrets. Egypt’s recorded history, and Hastelloy’s true mental state, are drawn into question by what they find.

All the while a National Security Agent grapples with NASA amid the launch of a new deep space probe capable of broadcasting a message that will be heard by others. Is this threat a product of NSA paranoia or an attempt by alien influences on Earth to phone home? Both sides will stop at nothing to further their cause.

Mankind’s past present and future are revealed in this gripping thriller that does not let go for a single page, and has enough twists and turns to test even the most sturdy safety harness. The Origins of all will be revealed.

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The MacKinnon’s Bride

Author: Tanya Anne Crosby

Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $4.99
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Book Description:

Descended of the powerful sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. But when his young son is captured, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad’s return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.

FitzSimon’s daughter has lived her entire life in the shadows of the man she called father—yet never would she have imagined he would deny his only daughter. Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth… the shadows hold secrets. Now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon’s Bride.

This book begins the Highland Brides series.

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The Secret Dead

Author: S.W. Fairbrother

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Book Description:

Vivia Brisk knows about the dead. She should. She’s died enough times.

Vivia is a hag, one of the last of her race, and can die, visit the underworld, and return at will. She loves her job helping London’s most vulnerable supernaturals, even if her colleague Malcolm drives her round the bend on a daily basis.

Then Malcolm is outed as a zombie, and along with his teenage son, flees the police. When Malcolm is captured, he is only able to pass on one message before his dead brain degrades completely: ‘He killed me.’

When the police find decades-old corpses hidden near Malcolm’s home, Vivia begins to realise Malcolm’s still-missing son is in a lot more danger than from just a possible zompocalypse…

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Goliath

Author: Richard Turner

Genre: Thriller
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $3.99
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Book Description:

In 1931, during its maiden voyage, the British Airship Goliath mysteriously disappears without a trace. Hidden deep inside is a secret that could change the world.

Present day, in The Philippines, an attempted kidnapping draws historian Jennifer March,former special operations soldier Ryan Mitchell and his diverse team of experts into a deadly and explosive race to find the Goliath before a mysterious figure and his band of mercenaries who will stop at nothing to get what they’re after. Failure is not an option for Mitchell as millions of lives hang in the balance. From Alaska, to West Africa to Iceland the hunt for the truth is on.

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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 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!

 

His Dark Kiss

Author: Eve Silver

Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Book Description:

If you love suspense: Emma Parrish accepts a position as governess at isolated Manorbrier Castle, a crumbling abode said to harbor great evil. She is soon plagued by strange events that lead her into the arms of seductive Anthony Craven, the castle’s dark lord, a dangerous man rumored to be a murderer.

DESIRE HAUNTS HER

Rumors of madness and murder lurk within the crumbling walls of Manorbrier Castle. But Emma Parrish is not easily put off. She accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle’s dark master. Her presence stirs up shadows and threat. She feels unseen eyes watching her. Eerie laughter haunts her. And the seductive pull of Anthony Craven lures her.

DARK SECRETS DRIVE HIM

The secrets of Anthony Craven’s shadowy past lurk behind the locked doors of the estate’s forbidden Round Tower. Mysterious lights flash there in the night. The servants whisper warnings of death. And Anthony himself warns Emma that there is only danger to be found in his sensual embrace.

EVIL IS ONLY A BREATH AWAY

Powerfully drawn to the dangerously alluring Anthony, Emma finds herself unable to deny her deepest yearnings. But even as she succumbs to the master of Manorbrier, she is touched by the whisper of evil that rises from the secrets of his past.

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The Blemished Series: Complete Boxed Set

Author: Sarah Dalton

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $6.99
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Book Description:

In this pulse pounding YA dystopia series, teenage Mina Hart fights against the Genetic Enhancement Ministry, finds love, and uncovers dangerous secrets… Read the complete series for a discounted price. Includes three full-length novels, two novellas, and is guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seat.

Book 1: The Blemished

A beautiful world comes at a price…

The Blemished is a frightening take on a fractured future where the Genetic Enhancement Ministry have taken control of Britain. It will take you on a ride filled with adventure, romance and rebellion.

Book 2: The Vanished

“You’re part of the vanished now. That’s what we all are. The people who have been forgotten.”

Mina Hart fought her way out of Area 14. She made it to The Clans so that she can live a normal life with her friends and her father. But what she finds is no safe haven.

Novella 1: The Fractured: Elena

In a fractured Britain, the Genetic Enhancement Ministry have taken control. Parents buy designer babies and those with genetic faults are labelled Blemished and shunned from society.

The Fractured is the first part of a spin off series based on The Blemished, which will focus on some of the secondary characters and their stories. Part one follows the life of Elena as she experiences a life changing event.

Novella 2: The Fractured: Maggie

Margaret Murgatroyd failed in her mission to capture three Blemished escapees. She fears the Ministry will demote her to full-time teacher and remove her Ministry rights. But Margaret is surprised as she’s given a new opportunity with new responsibilities. There’s just one catch, the new job brings up her past. Margaret remembers herself as a young girl, Maggie Powell, and the mistakes she made as a lab technician working at the Genetic Enhancement Ministry as it first embarked on its take-over of Britain. She remembers the mistakes she made, the people who betrayed her, and the way it shaped her as a woman.

Book 3: The Unleashed

“I wanted to live. I wanted us to have a future, and there was nothing else on my mind. With Daniel by my side I ran so fast my lungs ached.”

Mina’s world is turned upside down as an important person from her past materialises to take her away from the Compound. She finds herself separated from her friends and facing life-changing decisions on her own.

Fans of the popular YA dystopia series ‘Blemished’ will not be disappointed by this thrilling conclusion. It will keep you guessing right up to the very last page.

Trust no one.

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Stranger in Town

Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $4.99
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Book Description:

Six-year-old Olivia Hathaway tiptoes down the center aisle of Maybelle’s Market, stopping once to glance over her shoulder and make sure her mother isn’t watching. But Mrs. Hathaway is too preoccupied to notice her daughter has slipped away. Minutes later, a frantic Mrs. Hathaway runs up and down the aisles, desperately searching for her missing daughter. But Olivia is already gone. Will PI Sloane Monroe find her before it’s too late?

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The Last Order

Author: Angela Caldwell

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Book Description:

Turning gypsies into knights, she will inspire a kingdom to rise.

Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven seventeen year old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king and queen both dead, strife and division have taken hold. Ruthlessly attacked by an Order called Talons, Lana’s father is fatally stabbed. Before he dies, he imparts upon Lana a directive to save the statue of Saint Peter, and tells her that the queen yet lives. Now it is up to Lana to unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and bring an end to all of the war by finding the queen.

A medieval tale of hope and mystery, The Last Order takes upper teenage angst and spins it on its head. You’ll be gripping this book as hard as it will be gripping you.

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Stolen Memories

Author: Darrell Standing

Genre: Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Book Description:

Every soul has a companion on his journey through life – an angel who looks over him and protects him and to whom he is extremely attracted. The soul’s desire for the angel is desperate, full of sorrow and pain. If the desire becomes too much, the angel takes on human form and then the soul meets his true love.

The fabric of our life is stitched together with precious threads of captured memories, stirring emotions, and lasting events which are permanently etched across the tablet of our mind. What if those life-forging memories were gone? Would we no longer exist or would life start anew? To even imagine such a catastrophic possibility is frightening, but for Emma, a young woman battling brain cancer, the challenge was all too real. Her tale is fictional but it mirrors those of thousands of individuals who have traveled down strange paths of new memories and forgotten love.

Emma’s story begins 15 years before being admitted to a well-known Portland hospital for brain surgery. It was a different time, devoted to higher learning and the tender devotion of her sweetheart, Mark. Their union had been loving…but not lasting, ending suddenly at Emma’s behest. Mark, now a brilliant psychologist at a prestigious hospital, often looks back, weighing the good and bad of those days to help him focus on the future. He has tried to move on, dating Lea, a young intern, who has helped him to once again feel…and hope.

Destiny brings three star-crossed lovers together to share in the rarest of moments. Twisted together through time and circumstances, Mark and Emma explore long-shrouded emotions while trying to discover their past. Learn the true meaning of melancholy in the pages of this unique novel, and discover what it is to have loved and ‘lost.’

LEA

I don’t mind melancholy. Sometimes I even nurture it. I listen to sad music or walk in the rain, or watch a film about unrequited love.

MARK

To feel is to live. Emotions of all kinds are an unavoidable fact of human existence. A healthy dose of melancholy along with other emotions is useful. It helps us remember our mistakes, it motivates us to fight for what we’ve got because we know that it won’t last forever. People have a tendency to idealize the past – especially if it reminds them of a lost love or friends, they see them in a positive light. That’s ok because it affects how they see their future.

EMMA

If only we could turn back time, or at least stop it… I guess I’m asking for too much… You know, when I was lying in the hospital and fumbling around in the past I felt as if someone had robbed me of my most valuable possessions. My memories. I realized that life is only about memories. Everything you do is about them. You live in the present every day just to have future memories. I’m not scared that I won’t wake up tomorrow, but I’m scared that I’ll wake up and not remember anything.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Stolen Memories in the Amazon Kindle store.

The Sin Factor

Author: Sandy Loyd

Genre: Romantic Mystery / Suspense

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Regular Price: $3.99
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Book Description:

In this intriguing mystery, Jeffrey Sinclair has a thief in his midst. One of his highly sensitive prototypes has gone missing, and he’s on a timeline to recover it to avoid bankruptcy. In his search he finds himself in the middle of a deadly game where trust is a luxury he can’t afford. The last person to have the devices has been killed and now his only link to the stolen property is the man’s widow.

Avery Montgomery is a woman heroes marry and protect for life, and Sin’s never been the protecting, hero type—not like her dead husband. When her life is put in danger, Jeffrey strives to keep her safe, while following the twists and turns to uncover the truth before it’s too late. Unfortunately, time spent with Avery makes him yearn for the impossible…to be her hero.

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Sara’s Promise

Author: Deanne Lynn Sletten

Genre: Suspense

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $3.99
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Book Description:

Do you believe in soul mates?

William Grafton had the perfect life with his lovely wife, Sara, and two wonderful children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and wonder how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara. The woman is the exact opposite of his late wife, yet he finds he is drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder-are these just coincidences or has his Sara come back to him as she once promised in the form of this new woman?

Annie Paxton doesn’t believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love. Then she meets the man who has been haunting her dreams and she begins to see love in a whole new light. But her dream man is still tied to his deceased wife, and Annie doesn’t know if he will ever be able to break away from his past. As strange occurrences unfold, Annie wonders if William could ever truly love her for herself and not for the traits that remind him of Sara.

Were William and Annie brought together by fate, coincidence or by Sara keeping her promise?

**2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist in Romance**

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The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Edward W. Robertson

Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Book Description:

Dante Galand is young. Penniless. Alone. But devoted to learning the dark magic of his world.

His quest will take him from the city gutters to a foreign land of sorcerers. To a war for independence. And finally, to another war–this time, for his people’s very survival.

THE CYCLE OF ARAWN is a complete trilogy of 1,600 pages–over half a million words of strife, civil war, friendships made and broken, and one man’s obsession to become the greatest sorcerer since the days of the gods.

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Return to Moon Lake

Author: Amy Gamet

Genre: Romance

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

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Book Description:

Lisa Addario returns to Moon Lake to make peace with her mother, and learns her mom is selling the family house that’s been passed down for three generations. Lisa must choose between the fresh start she made for herself in the big city and a town full of people who know every mistake she’s ever made.

In the years since Army Lieutenant Greg Mora got home from Afghanistan, he’s struggled to slip back into normal life, losing his longtime girlfriend and trading in his dream of a medical degree for a handyman job where no one’s life hangs in the balance.

Sparks fly when Lisa moves into the house Greg is renovating and the attraction between them can no longer be ignored. Can two broken people heal the wounds from their past, or will their demons destroy their chance at happiness forever?

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Free Draw

Author: Shelley Singer

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Kindle Unlimited: No

Regular Price: $2.99
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Book Description:

The SECOND laid-back, cozy mystery in the Jake Samson and Rosie Vicente detective series.

A Nice Jewish Boy, His Lesbian BFF, and MURDER MOST MARIN…

Unafraid, unlicensed, and, in this case, unpaid, unofficial Bay Area P.I. Jake Samson and his carpenter sidekick Rosie set out to clear a friend of a murder charge. The victim is found stabbed to death in a damp redwood canyon in woodsy, wealthy Marin County, outside San Francisco. It’s up to Jake and Rosie to find the real killer, and they’ve got a number of suspects: the victim’s fellow executives at a questionable correspondence school, his divided and bitter family, and his quirky Marin County neighbors–a truly odd assortment of California woods dwellers.

But the real treats here are Singer’s dry humor and her characters: Jake, a nice Jewish boy with a rebellious–and very witty–streak; and Rosie, an irresistible twist on the sassy gay friend. Readers will love their easy, breezy relationship, and wish they had a friend like either one of them.

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The Secret of Empire Builders

Author: Zohar (Radiance) Halevi

Genre: Non-Fiction/ Self Help/ Business

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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What is the Secret of Empire-Builders?

This book reveals for the first time an over 2,000 year-old system for personal and economic growth based on Six Principles. It can be shown that the Six Principles are common to the endeavors of Bill Gates, the Roman Emperor Augustus founder of the greatest empire in history and the biblical King David. As such they are common to great financial success.

This is about personal principles with a universal human dimension which characterize a life of prosperity. The Six Principles together create an array of capabilities much greater than the sum of its parts. In addition to the cumulative personal advantages, applying the system brings an increase in productivity and efficiency among employees in any organization, large or small. Familiarity with this universal language can also create and reinforce a common ground for humanity. It opens the way for cooperation, economic development and peace between peoples, cultures and countries.

The system described in this book is a product of the author’s life work, over 23 years, to identify, understanding and analyzing, the components of human success. The Six Principles are a huge gift, true and beautiful, given by the Creator to humanity to enable growth. This is an essential book which gives a significant advantage to any household, employee or employer in improving relationships in the workplace and elsewhere.

This book brings you a few steps closer to the American dream.

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In Favour of Fools

Author: J. Battle

Genre: Science Fiction / Comedy
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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A Free Science Fiction Comedy introducing Philip Humphrey Chandler as the socially inept hero who likes beer, coffee and breasts – but not necessarily in that order.

Phil is private investigator; he’s got a computer and a comfy chair, and he knows how to use them.

He doesn’t get all sweaty chasing the bad guys; not when his fingers can do the work as he sips his coffee and looks forward to a nice cool pint. He doesn’t wrestle them to the ground, with a quick quip and a steely gaze; not when he can sit in his comfy chair and dream about the girl behind the bar; the one with the breasts.

Then he meets the ex-wife of a missing crime lord, and everything changes. Suddenly he’s squirting to distant planets, finding dead bodies, dancing with aliens, saving a world from the clutches of the cutest of aliens and, for one brief moment, he becomes the richest man in the universe.

In a tale of treachery, danger, poor customer service and bad jokes, Phil is forced to put aside his relaxed ‘let someone else do the work’ attitude, and take up arms against the might of an alien empire (well, it’s a crowbar actually, and the alien is a little girl; a very tough little girl) and somehow find a way to save the day, and Earth’s most valuable commodity, and maybe even his dignity.

But where does this story really start?

Of course, for Phil, it’s when he first meets the ex-wife of the missing crime lord; it’s typical of him to think it all started with him. For Ben, it would be the misplaced bullet; for Millie, it was, of course, the Joke, and for Sam; well your guess is as good as mine.

In reality, it started much earlier; nine years earlier, with the robbery…

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The Preacher

Author: Scott Nicholson

Genre: Horror
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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SOLOM: THE PREACHER

(Book #3 in the Solom series)

In the aftermath of a chilling supernatural showdown, Katy Logan is determined to protect the farm she’s inherited in the rural Appalachian community of Solom.

But Solom’s mysterious past won’t rest in peace. More than a century after his death, the Reverend Harmon Smith, known to locals as “the Horseback Preacher,” has one final round to make atop his faithful horse Old Saint. He’s seeking someone to carry on his eternal quest of bloody retribution, and several of Solom’s holy men are eager to take the reins.

But the Horseback Preacher has his dark gaze on one special disciple: Katy’s teen daughter Jett. Can Katy uncover Solom’s final secret and send the Horseback Preacher to his grave at last, or will she lose everything, including her soul?

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LAST STRAW

Author: David Rheem Jarrett

Genre: Thriller

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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If you cheat a man out of his future, be prepared to pay the price. Vengeance is not always the province of the Lord.

LAST STRAW tells the story of such a man — tough, resourceful Thomas Pickering, robbed of his future by unscrupulous financiers and betrayed by an unfaithful wife — who finally snaps. He makes it his mission to punish those who wronged him in very creative and ugly ways. He finds he is good at dispensing justice and begins to enjoy the game.

Mike Kingman and Tess Brogan, two young police officers, themselves embroiled in an escalating affair, are assigned to investigate his crimes and discover enough evidence to arrest and convict him. In the human chess game they are playing, Pickering has the advantage. They have rules they must follow — he does not.

From the Berkeley hills, to the Ghost Fleet of ships in Suisun Bay, to the towering Campanile in the center of the University of California campus, Pickering is always one step ahead, in a race that challenges his considerable intellect and skill, and tests the relationship of the two young officers.

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Tourist Trap

Author: Julie Smith

Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Book Description:

The THIRD book in Edgar-winner Julie Smith’s Rebecca Schwartz series.

So what’s a nice Jewish girl doing at an Easter sunrise service?

Lawyer Rebecca Schwartz would pick the one with the body nailed to the landmark cross! Coincidence? Not so much. She’s there because her boy friend’s covering the service for the San Francisco Chronicle. The body’s there because someone’s making a statement he doesn’t want the press to miss.

Next: mass shellfish poisoning at Pier 39. A very different kind of serial killer is operating here—one who seems to have a grudge against the whole city.

And this is a very different kind of serial killer tale—a funny one. (If your don’t count the murders, or course.) Rebecca’s warm and witty, never takes herself too seriously, and on one occasion offers closing testimony with green hair. A highly embarrassing moment, but the bright chartreuse is all in the service of making her case.

No way does she believe her client would nail somebody—especially to a cross. And the things she has to do to prove it are hilarious and often unorthodox, yet always professional. Sometimes hyper-professional–the average lawyer simply can’t be bothered spraying herself with Thunderbird to fit in with her witnesses!

A wild ride through Baghdad by the Bay…and a great courtroom drama.

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Winter’s Bite

Author: Hannah Parry

Genre: Historical Mystery

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Is your worst enemy the one looking back at you from the mirror?

Fifteen year old Isabella Rockwell’s bones ache with homesickness. But home is eight thousand miles away in northern India, and Isabella is imprisoned in the bitter winter of nineteenth century London. Sent to England after her father goes missing in a violent battle, Isabella runs away from a life of drudgery and hardship. Rescued from death by a gang of street urchins, Isabella finds the shelter and love she so desperately craves. As an accomplished trickster, she starts to save for her passage home with the money she makes from swindling the rich.

After a moment of heroism which surprises even herself, Isabella wakes in Kensington Palace. This is an opportunity too good to miss. If she can steal one of the glowing, priceless paintings, she and her gang will have enough to keep out searing cold and gnawing hunger for the rest of their lives.

If Isabella plays her cards right.

What she hasn’t reckoned with is her growing fondness for the Princess Alixandrina Victoria Hanover, a kind and lonely girl her own age, and heir to the British throne. Despite the richness of her surroundings, Alix’s life is harsh and without love.

When someone tries to poison Isabella, Isabella realises it is Alix’s life which is under threat. At first Isabella suspects Prince Ernest, a hardened general, and next in line to the throne. Or is it John Conroy, a powerful schemer, in love with Alix’s beautiful spendthrift mother, and desperate to get his hands on Alix’s inheritance? Either way, Isabella’s feelings of responsibility for Alix and her loyalty to the gang who saved her life, are tearing her apart.

Instead of taking advantage of Alix, will Isabella puts her own needs aside and cast herself into mortal danger to save her friend? Only the harsh lessons of Isabella’s past can help her decide if she should leave Alix to her fate – a fate tied up with Isabella’s own.

A fate which will have consequences far beyond those she could ever have imagined.

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Spiral

Author: Maddy Edwards

Genre: Paranormal

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Natalie Monroe lives a normal life with her dad and her new step-family. Between navigating the usual high school drama and getting comfortable with a new mother, she thinks she has her hands full.

Then Pierce Jeffry comes to town.

It’s a big problem that Natalie’s best friend Jackson Cage, for whom she has always secretly – or maybe not so secretly – carried a torch, doesn’t like Pierce. Doesn’t like him one little bit.

But Natalie soon finds out that being in love with two hot guys is the least of her problems. Pierce is a descendant of a powerful and mythical race of unicorns, and Jackson has a secret of his own. Natalie has choices to make, and before long her very life hangs in the balance.

If you love magic and romance and have always longed for a book about unicorns and the redemptive power of love, don’t miss this thrilling read!

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Gold Rush Brides: The Beginning

Author: Cassie Hayes

Genre: Historical Romance

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Who needs a man? Certainly not Miss Delilah Price!

Abandoned by the man who ordered her as a mail order bride, Delilah struggles to get by in Gold Rush-era San Francisco. Not willing to return to her father’s restrictive home — or face the arduous six-month voyage back to Boston — she hatches a plan to start her own business. She’ll never have to trust her future to a man again.

Jack Dalton struck it rich in the Sierra Nevada and is having a mighty fine time spending his gold at dance halls and saloons in town. He can’t for the life of him figure out why so many of his drinking buddies are signing up for ads in the matchmaking paper that snooty ‘Miss Priss’ is starting up. The last thing he wants to do is to settle down.

When an unscrupulous charlatan threatens to shatter Delilah’s dream, Jack takes pity and steps in to lend a helping hand. Then he gets suckered into partnering with the very woman he desperately wants to avoid. Long hours working together force them to face their deepest fears and admit they’re drawn toward one another. Can they let go of their pasts and find hope for their future or will they let their fears tear them apart?

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Legends of Vengeance: The First Adventure

Author: Chautona Havig

Genre: Children and Middle Grade
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Son of the feared pirate, Nicolo Soranzo, Sebastian longs for a life on land–a life free of crime, fear, and the embarrassment of wearing dresses during battle. For ten years, their ship, The Vengeance, has sailed through Mediterranean waters, and even the Barbary Corsairs flee in the wake of their arrival.
To pass the time at night, the boatswain and long-time loyal friend regales the crew with exciting stories of adventure. But when Jaime begins a new tale, Sebastian learns to understand a little of why his father allows his hate of injustice to drive him to seek revenge against those who prey on others.

The only question in his mind: Is it right to seek revenge at all?

This book is the first in the Legends of The Vengeance series.

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Apron Strings

Author: C.S. Colerain

Genre: Mystery

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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Hester Dumphry lives a charmed life until fate cruelly intervenes and rips her world to shreds. Her apparent savior, Beatrice, in the form of a bible thumping spinster, fuels Hester’s fear until her bitterness and secrets are all she has left. But many in Creekwood have secrets, including Beatrice, buried so deep, they no longer believe them and will stop at nothing to keep their own pasts concealed. Hester’s tenant, an apparent drifter with a past riddled in alcoholism is embroiled in a mystery he isn’t even aware of. Then he does the unthinkable and makes a sacrifice for two strangers that very few would ever consider. Apron Strings twists and weaves throughout with an ending that begs the question – Does everything truly happen for a reason?

Apron Strings will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Miriya

Author: Jade Kerrion

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Destinies collide…

Thirty years into the First Genetic Revolution, society’s tolerance for human derivatives is wearing thin. Clones and in vitros are regarded with suspicion, and mutants with resentment. Yet in spite of the hostile environment, some alpha telepaths—like Miriya Templeton—have thrived.

Her luck is running out.

Destiny has set her life on a collision course with Danyael Sabre, the alpha empath who can kill with a touch. Whether he becomes friend or foe, whether he and she live or die, will depend on the choices she makes. On her decisions hang the outcomes of the Second Genetic Revolution. Miriya, however, does not believe in destiny, nor want any part of the revolution. It is up to the enforcer, Jake Hansen, to convince her otherwise, and he is running out of time.

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The Strange Ways of Providence In My Life

Author: Krystyna Carmi

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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God looks after the orphans

Happy childhood, horrors of war and miraculous rescue of the only child survivor from Obertyn.

Krystyna Carmi’s childhood was full of happy moments in the family house. Her childhood was filled with friends, both Polish and Ukrainian girls, that played games with her. She attended a Ukrainian school, participated in school celebrations; she lived a normal, everyday life. In her memoire, published after many years of silence, Krystyna Carmi shows the history of her family and her life.

The book contains more than 100 pictures, taken by Krystyna’s father, a professional photographer, and sent it to their family in Israel before the war.

Krystyna was gifted with an amazing memory and as such was able to recall the atmosphere of those days, describing in details the appearance of a household; and if that wasn’t enough, Krystyna Carmi writes about something very rare, the smells she remembered from childhood. Walking with her on the streets of pre-war Obertyn, we get to know the Jews, the Ukrainians, and the Poles and the social and material conditions of their lives, as well as their names and surnames. Krystyna Carmi paints a psychological portrait of these people; she writes about how they dressed, what they ate, what their attitude towards others was, and above all, towards God. She writes about things seemingly trivial, however when looking back, they are incredibly significant.

But the happy childhood did not last long. The first days of war brought overall fear and panic, the entrance of Red Army soldiers to Obertyn, the arrest of Polish patriots, liquidation of Jewish shops, the gradual growth into a more difficult reality of occupation, the Hungarian army in Obertyn, Jews murdered by Ukrainians in the local towns, incredible photos of the members of the Jewish community, drowning in the Dniester by Ukrainians.

However, the worst was still ahead of the Jewish community in Obertyn and her family. First, the Germans, then the Kołomyja ghetto. She was with her parents as well as her maternal and paternal grandfathers. The life conditions in which Obertyn Jews had to live are described in the poem Molasa ”” Ghetto Sweets; she shows in a fictile, detailed way, psychophysical suffering caused by hunger.

People died in the ghetto because of hunger and physical exhaustion; their bodies were collected on a platform. These deaths do not escape the attention of a sensitive and suffering girl, who years later will write a poem with the title In Remembrance of Innocently Suffering People of Different Ages and Sexes from Kołomyja Ghetto; a picture of the platform will stay in her memory forever. “The open mouth and eyes of these human corpses have been hunting me all my life.”

Then she returned from the ghetto with her parents, and escaped from Obertyn, following by her sisters’ death, which she described in a very suggestive way in her poems: Black Kamionka Forest. Part I Testimony and Black Kamionka Forest. Part II Curse). Her parents’ death, hiding, hunger, thirst, fear for life, then indifference as time goes by because life is hard. It would be easier to part with the world, but The Strange Ways of Providence in her Life has chosen for her to live, to be. This is how you could present in short, the content of Krystyna Carmi’s memoire.

The memoire are interspersed with the cover of Doctor Markus Willbach, a friend of the Sorger family to emphasize the authenticity of Krystyna Carmi’s (maiden name: Sorger) memories as the images, situations, and events witnessed by her as a little girl coincide with Doctor Willbach’s account, an adult at that time.

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