Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-13-17

SNOW: A Gentry Boys Christmas Story

By Cora Brent / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

SNOW:  A Gentry Boys Christmas Story

With December 25th fast approaching, brothers Stone and Conway Gentry have a lot more than holiday festivities to keep them busy.
There’s newlywed life to adjust to, a business to run, a baby arriving any minute and to top it off, an unusual forecast of snow threatens to cover the desert for the first time in decades.
Plus when ghosts of the past threaten everything they’ve built, the brothers find their close bond and their dreams of the future tested yet again.
Luckily the rest of the loyal Gentry Boys always have their backs.
Stay tuned because this season there may be more than one Christmas miracle on the way….

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A Great Catch: Arranged Marriage Romance

By Rocklyn Ryder / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

A Great Catch: Arranged Marriage Romance

“You wanna tell me why paid all that money to a match maker to find you a husband you don’t wanna f*ck?”

Olivia:

They say good girl should save herself till she finds a great catch, but guys my age want a woman who knows what she’s doing.

A modern day take on an arranged marriage seems like it might solve my problem.

Except Redd’s nothing like the clean cut, professional man I always envisioned myself with. He’s a rugged cattle rancher with mud on his boots and dirt under his nails. He’s older than me too, and I’m worried he’ll be turned off my lack of experience.

I thought maybe it would be for the best if I didn’t mention the unpunched V-card to the man I’m supposed to marry. I know I should have fessed up before we got carried away but a man like Redd isn’t going to want a wife that he has to teach everything to.

Redd:

I always did want to raise a bunch of kids with a good woman at my side, but the right girl never showed up. I ain’t getting any younger and I’m done waitin’.

So I hired myself a legitimate modern day marriage broker and gave her a ton of money to find me a wife.

When Olivia shows up with her sunshine blonde hair, those meadow green eyes, and all them curves pouring over her body, I gotta admit she’s a might prettier than I was expecting and a lot younger.

She ain’t so young that I was expecting her to be as innocent as she looks though, and now she’s worried I’m going to turn her away like all them young fools she’s been going out with.

My Olivia’s right about one thing, I am experienced. But there’s something to be said for getting started with someone who already knows a thing or two and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love knowin’ all Olivia’s firsts belong to me.

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A Great Catch features one rugged older cowboy, one innocent younger woman, and the modern day arranged marriage that brings them together.
There’s no cheating, there’s no crazy drama, just steamy romance on the way to a guaranteed Happily Ever After.

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Dog Love – An Unbreakable Bond: Inspirational Stories of Devotion, Loyalty and Courage

By Shelby Cannon / Genre: Training, Dogs, Animal Care & Pets, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Dog Love – An Unbreakable Bond: Inspirational Stories of Devotion, Loyalty and Courage

The bond between humans and dogs is more intense than our bond with any other species―there’s not even a close second. Dogs are more than just a pet; they are trusted companions. They help us hunt, guard our homes, look after our livestock and even our children and, over time, do so many useful and wonderful things that it boggles the mind.

This compilation of heart-warming dog stories illustrates the pure love of these amazing creatures, including extraordinary instances and first-hand accounts of bravery, friendship, loyalty, devotion and companionship down to their very last breath.

There’s a reason we call them man’s best friend. No matter the situation, your dog is happy to see you. You are greeted with the same enthusiasm each and every time you walk in that door. A dog has the ability to live in the present moment. They don’t regret the past or worry about the future.

While we often ask so much of them, they require almost nothing in return. You can ask your dog to chase a Frisbee, take a nap on the couch, herd some sheep, or run around a show ring and he’ll do it, happily, for hours on end. He only wants to be fed, and told he’s good, and most of all loved. If a dog has love, he really needs nothing else.

In the presence of a dog, somehow, nothing else matters. A dog is handing out pure love, sparing no expense, and asking absolutely nothing in return. Perhaps American Humorist Josh Billings said it best: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

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The Hard Way: a Sports Romance

By Katie Ashley / Genre: Coming of Age

The Hard Way: a Sports Romance

Cade Hall has always been the golden boy of the gridiron. Because of his talent at football, coupled with his father’s wealth, he’s always gotten his way. But when a night of drunken debauchery lands him in hot water with the college athletic board, neither his influential father nor his charming grin can save him. Cade finds it a total buzz kill when he is sentenced to community service with troubled youth at an inner-city shelter. But his nightmare is only beginning when his greatest high school regret is the very one in charge of the program, and she has him by the balls in more ways than one.

For Avery Prescott, senior year was a nightmare of epic proportions, and Cade Hall played the lead villain. After she fled her small town for college in the bright lights of Atlanta, she thought she had escaped the painful memories of her past. She never could have imagined Cade would waltz through the door of the outreach program she presided over. But Avery has news for Cade—she isn’t the same shy, doormat of a girl she was in high school. Since she holds Cade’s football future in her hands, she’s more than ready to make payback a real bitch.

Will they stay in the defensive zone or discover that sometimes life’s greatest lessons are learned the hard way?

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Agnes Barton In Tawas Box Set, An Agnes Barton Senior Sleuths Mystery series (Books 4-6)

By Madison Johns / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire

Agnes Barton In Tawas Box Set, An Agnes Barton Senior Sleuths Mystery series (Books 4-6)

Agnes Barton In Tawas Box set (Books 4-6) that includes Trouble in Tawas, Treasure in Tawas, and the newly released, Bigfoot in Tawas.

Trouble in Tawas
Agnes Barton has been waiting years for this day. She’s always told Sheriff Peterson he would rue the day when his re-election time came around and now — it’s finally here. What will Agnes do? Will she cause conflict or support the other candidate?

When the sheriff’s father Hal goes missing, Agnes and Eleanor Mason are on a mission to find him, leading them to the Soaring Eagle Casino. But when they haul him home it’s only to find that his companion, Raul Perez, is dead at the bottom of the stairs. When the cops show up it doesn’t look good for Hal who is in possession of the dead man’s credit card. With Hal now as a suspect, and Sheriff Peterson off the case, the sheriff hires Agnes and Eleanor to clear his father’s name.

Will Agnes be able to clear Hal’s name in time to save Peterson from failure at the polls or is this case too bizarre as a tenant claims aliens are involved?

Treasure in Tawas
The last thing Agnes Barton expected was to be slapped in cuffs alongside her best friend, and fellow-sleuthing buddy, Eleanor Mason. All they had wanted to do was to verify if a painting at the Butler Mansion had indeed been stolen. How were they to know that they had tripped off a silent alarm—or that Agnes’ nemesis Mildred Winfree’s body would be discovered when the cops showed up? It didn’t help that they had entered the mansion illegally—using a key Agnes had pilfered from her daughter Martha who was working as a real estate agent to sell the old place.

Word has it that a treasure map was hidden in the back of a painting at the Butler Mansion, and it was just too juicy a story not to investigate. So here Agnes and Eleanor sat in jail as prime suspects as they were brought in for questioning.

The tabloid, Tall Tales, printed a treasure map in its most recent addition, and soon, East Tawas becomes a point of interest as treasure hunters began tearing up the town looking for treasure. Agnes and Eleanor join in the foray, but she wondered just who was behind this tall tale, and what did it have to do with Mildred’s murder?

Bigfoot and Tawas
Agnes and Eleanor embark on their most challenging case to date, finding Bigfoot!

Agnes isn’t sure what to say when Billy Matlin, hires her to find Bigfoot, and it doesn’t help that Eleanor is hiding in the car. Who is she to say that Bigfoot isn’t real, and lord knows she sure could use a paying gig. Armed with a baggie full of brown hair, Agnes and Eleanor march into the sheriff’s department, but Sheriff Peterson is reluctant to test the hair. Outright refusing to use county resources for a DNA analysis.

Before long, the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Game Service also both refuse to test the hair. Suggesting that the only way they would investigate is if an endangered species is involved. Never one to be told no, Agnes does the only thing she thinks will get them to change their minds by planting evidence in the form of a road killed Bald Eagle on Billy’s property.

East Tawas is not only overrun with Bigfoot sightings, but it would seem just about everyone they question claims to have seen something mysterious in the woods. When big game hunters roll into town, and with the DNR and U.S. Fish and Game fighting over the brown hair, not to mention a reality show offering up a ten million dollar prize to whoever finds Bigfoot, it’s up to Agnes and Eleanor to find out the truth, which is further complicated when Billy Matlin mysteriously disappears.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-12-17

Fluency (Confluence Book 1)

By Jennifer Foehner Wells / Genre: Science Fiction, Romance

Fluency (Confluence Book 1)

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it.

The ship itself remained silent, drifting.

Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it’s an adventure she can’t refuse.

The ship isn’t vacant, as they presumed.

A disembodied voice rumbles inside Jane’s head, “You are home.”

Jane fights the growing doubts of her colleagues as she attempts to decipher what the alien wants from her. As the derelict ship devolves into chaos and the crew gets cut off from their escape route, Jane must decide if she can trust the alien’s help to survive.

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A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

By Leighann Dobbs / Genre: Animals, Cozy, Mystery & Thrillers

A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

When town trouble maker, Louella Drummond, drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn’s pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it’s from natural causes.

… Until it’s discovered that Louella was murdered.

Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch. And every law-abiding paranormal knows that dark magic is forbidden and carries strict punishment at the hands of “the committee” – the mysterious entity that provides law and order within the paranormal community.

Being witches, Issy and her three cousins fear they are at the top of the suspect list. To make matters worse, a secret division of the FBI has gotten wind of the happenings in Silver Hollow and sent two agents to ferret out paranormal activity. Even worse than that, Issy is annoyingly attracted to one of them!

Armed with their unconventional posse of familiars, Issy and her cousins dodge the efforts of the ‘real” police and the special FBI agents while following a twisty path of clues that lead to a shocking betrayal.

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Pimpernel

By Sheralyn Pratt / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Pimpernel

For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title.

At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but “trying” is the operative word. It’s been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.

If ever there as an unlikely head of an investment scheme, Claire’s it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop.

So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?

Free as of 12/12/17 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Eden’s Root

By Rachel Fisher / Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction

Eden's Root

It is 2033, and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.

Author’s Note – For the full explanation of how Eden’s Root came to be, please visit the BIO page. Suffice it to say that many pieces of my life came together. I have very strong opinions about food that formed the ‘root’ (apologies) of the story. Through literally hundreds of conversations with people about food and the food supply, I realized that this was something I wanted to express, but I didn’t want to get on top of a soapbox to do it. I also knew I was uniquely prepared to tell disaster tales that were rooted in biology, because I had been thinking about that sort of thing for so long. Forgive the dark side of me, but the idea of man’s invincibility always irked me. I used to try to persuade friends that, “No, we are not going to destroy the Earth…just ourselves.” To me, someone majoring in ecology and evolution, that was just a FACT.

I have always been fascinated by BOOM and BUST populations, like yeast within a petri dish. These populations grow exponentially until they ‘bust’ due to lack of food and also through drowning in their own toxins. This means that a yeast cell ‘born’ in the early stage of the cycle will experience a world of abundance and opportunity, and a yeast cell ‘born’ in the late stage will experience a world of suffering and loss. I always wondered what it would be like to be the yeast cell ‘born’ just on the cusp of the disaster…in a stable world about to go horribly wrong.

And so it was with that in mind that my beloved little ‘yeast cell’, Fi Kelly, was born. Fortunately for Fi, and for the world, she is a most extraordinary person. She will give you the inside look at what it’s like in the Petri Dish when Things Fall Apart…

Free as of 12/12/17 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Christmas Secret: Will an 1880 Christmas Eve Wedding Be Cancelled by Revelations in an Old Diary?

By Wanda E. Brunstetter / Genre: Holidays

The Christmas Secret: Will an 1880 Christmas Eve Wedding Be Cancelled by Revelations in an Old Diary?

A Family Secret May Destroy a Couple’s Hope for Marriage
 
Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter tells a heartrending story from 1880 Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her deceased mother’s diary. Believing her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled, she leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town thinking all hope of a marriage to David is lost. Praying that distance will heal her broken heart, she takes refuge in her grandparents’ Pennsylvania home.

Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can David root out the truth about the past and bring back his bride? Or is the truth destined to bring an ultimate end to their romance?
 

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