Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-15-14

Dangerous Curves

By Pamela Britton / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Dangerous Curves

Special Agent Cece Blackwell is smart, savvy and knows her way around a race car. Heading up a team to investigate the murder of a NASCAR driver is right up her alley. The only problem is NASCAR star Blain Sanders, the man who requested her. Blain is well-heeled, well connected and drop-dead gorgeous—and he knew Cece when she was a drag-racing tomboy with grease under her nails. But Cece has grown up since then, in all the right places. And while catching the killer is her main objective, she’s not above making the man who ignored her as a teenager squirm a little. Two people on a surefire collision course. But Cece and Blain are about to discover that the sweetest victory does not always come from winning….

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Hale Maree (Crossed & Bared Series Book 1)

By Misty Provencher / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Hale Maree (Crossed & Bared Series Book 1)

Hale Simmons’s life is already bottoming out and she’s only eighteen. Struggling on welfare, while trying to keep her alcoholic father on track, her dreams of having a better life fade a little more each day.

But, when her dad witnesses a brutal accident at the bar one night, it changes the entire course of Hale’s future.

Thrust into an arranged marriage

with Oscar Maree, the playboy son of a wealthy man, Hale must learn to trust a

stranger to give her the life she’s always wanted.

First, Hale needs to figure out if love can ever happen by accident.

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Elevated: A YA Contemporary Romance in Verse

By Elana Johnson / Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

Elevated: A YA Contemporary Romance in Verse

Getting stuck on an elevator with your ex will really get your heart rate ELEVATED…

The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she’s been avoiding for five months.

Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.

But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.

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Black Gold: Takhini Wolves, Book 1

By Vivian Arend / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

Black Gold: Takhini Wolves, Book 1

Their wolves are howling at the moon. Their human halves are on different planets. Takhini Wolves, Book 1Lone wolf Shaun Stevens’s automatic response to the words “happily ever after”? Kill me now. Yet with all his friends settling down he’s begun to think there may actually be something to this love-and-roses crap. One thing’s for sure: his dream mate will have to out-cuss, out-spit and out-hike him. So he never expected the one to push his forever button would be a blue-blooded Southern debutante with a voice as dark and velvety as her skin. When Gemmita Jacobs steps off the plane in Whitehorse, Yukon, it’s about more than her caribou research project. It’s her declaration of independence from an overprotected upbringing. Except there’s something in the air she can’t quite define—something that unexpectedly rouses her mating instincts. Moments after their eyes lock, the deed is done—and done thoroughly. When the pheromone dust settles, though, all the reasons they don’t belong together become painfully clear. It’s enough to make a wolf learn a whole new set of cuss words…Warning: Two strong wolves getting exactly what they deserve. Includes wilderness nookie, shifters being naughty in public places, the Midnight Sun as a canopy for seduction and grizzly shifters on the loose. Oh, and don’t forget the sarcasm.

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The Year-god’s Daughter: A Saga of Ancient Greece (The Child of the Erinyes Book 1)

By Rebecca Lochlann / Genre: Sagas, Women’s Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

The Year-god's Daughter: A Saga of Ancient Greece (The Child of the Erinyes Book 1)

Book one, The Child of the Erinyes series. A new myth from Ancient Greece.

Step into the Bronze Age. . . .

Crete: A place of magic, of mystery, where violence and sacrifice meet courage and hope.

Aridela: Wrapped in legend, beloved of the people. An extraordinary woman who dances with bulls.

The north wind brings a swift ship and two brothers who plot Crete’s overthrow. Desire for this woman will propel their long rivalry into hatred so murderous it hurtles all three into an unimaginable future, and sparks the immortal rage of the Erinyes.

A woman of keen instinct and unshakeable loyalty. A proud warrior prince and his wounded half-brother. Glory, passion, treachery and conspiracy on the grandest scale.

What seems the end is only the beginning.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-14-14

For Nicky (A Torey Hope Novel Book 1)

By A.D. Ellis / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (71 reviews)

For Nicky (A Torey Hope Novel Book 1)

Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.

Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”.

Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?

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Embrace (The Gryphon Series Book 2)

By Stacey Rourke / Genre: Nonfiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (147 reviews)

Embrace (The Gryphon Series Book 2)

Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her.

Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.

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Where in the OM Am I?

By Sara DiVello / Genre: Humor, Humor & Entertainment / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Where in the OM Am I?

Sara has invested years dutifully climbing the corporate ladder to become head of PR at a major financial services company, but can’t shake the feeling she’s not where she belongs. When her latest boss, a wine-guzzling, drama-loving diva, finally drives her to the brink, Sara seeks sanctuary in yoga-teacher training…only to encounter an entirely different assortment of craziness and calamity. Where in the OM Am I? is an irreverent, honest, and hilarious memoir chronicling one woman’s journey from the fast-paced, cutthroat corporate world, to the slow-paced, surprisingly catty, and sometimes perilous world of yoga. Along the way, Sara confronts the harsh reality of working in a male-dominated industry, the challenges of being a corporate interloper in the yoga community, and the complexity of interactions between women in both realms. As epic mishaps beget personal revelations, Sara digs deep for the courage to forge a new life for herself.

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Beginnings

By J.M. Sevilla / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (129 reviews)

Beginnings

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

I did, his name was Adam.

I met him when I was seven.

He was eight.

He became my best friend.

My only friend, for eight years.

It was a bond that became something more.

A decision separated us.

I haven’t given up.

How could I?

He’s the only man I’ve ever loved.

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Searching for Glory

By Hunter J. Keane / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (120 reviews)

Searching for Glory

Gloria Star is rich and famous. She’s on a hit television show and engaged to one of the most desired men in Hollywood. Her life is perfect. But then she gets a letter in the mail that changes everything. The past she has been trying to forget for so long has finally come back to haunt her.

Gloria Star hasn’t always been an A-list celebrity. She used to be just a regular Midwestern girl named Glory Stark. Now she is forced to reconcile her two lives because Johnny Carter, the only man she ever loved, has asked her to return to her hometown, and she can’t say no. Ten years ago, one night changed everything for Gloria and Johnny. Not only did Gloria lose Johnny, but she also lost herself.

Now she’s headed back to her home town in Missouri, to reconnect with her sister and make amends with Johnny. She quickly realizes that returning to Glory Stark’s life isn’t going to be easy. As she faces painful truths about her past and an uncertain future, Gloria learns that forgiveness is essential, family is everything and love is forever.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-13-14

The Solitude of Passion

By Addison Moore / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (230 reviews)

The Solitude of Passion

When Lee Townsend’s past explodes back into her life, it does the only thing it can, it demands to reshape her future.

When Lee’s husband leaves the country on a community outreach, the last thing she expects is for him to never come back—for him to have tragically met his demise.

Lee goes on to marry his adversary and settles into life and business with him, merging her vineyard with his and creating a worldwide conglomerate.

Five years later a twist of fate brings the past back to her and forces Lee to make a decision that will change the landscape of her life forever.

Secrets emerge, forcing relationships to be examined—magnifying the surprising true underpinnings of her marriage.

Lee’s heart is unwilling to surrender her love for either Mitch or Max.
She must choose to carry forward with the past or present.

Lee has a choice to make.
Mitch can’t figure out how to win.
Max never loses.
Worlds collide in THE SOLITUDE OF PASSION

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The Edge Of Darkness (Darkness Duet Book 1)

By Melissa Andrea / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (116 reviews)

The Edge Of Darkness (Darkness Duet Book 1)

I loved to dance, but I don’t anymore.

I was in an accident I don’t remember… or maybe I don’t want to remember.

Either way, every day since, has been… an adjustment and I’m left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

Now, my life is a tangled web of darkness filled with deceit, hate, betrayal and lies. I don’t dwell on the past, I don’t regret and I don’t remember… I survive. But then I met Ryland Dare and he changed everything. He reminded me that life’s worth living and that remembering isn’t always a bad thing.

You don’t know true darkness until you’ve felt light…

On the outside looking in, some would say my siblings and I have had a pretty easy life. But beyond the fancy cars, the huge house and endless social events, is where the truth really lies. Power hungry father, defeated mother and fake friends? Yeah I have one of each. Then Araya Noelle comes along and shows me what I’ve been missing. She thinks I changed her life, but really, she saved mine.

At the edge of darkness, you must DARE to HOPE. DARE to LOVE. DARE to LIVE

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Kiss a Girl in the Rain (Take a Chance Book 1)

By Nancy Warren / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Kiss a Girl in the Rain (Take a Chance Book 1)

In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.

Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he’s been searching for?

Evan’s Amazing Life List

1. Ride a motorcycle across America

2. Kiss a girl in the rain

3. Swim in every ocean…

When Evan Chance gives up a successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote when he was twelve, he has no idea where the road will lead him.

Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily settled small town doctor. When a sexy drifter rolls into town after a motorcycle accident leaves him stranded in Miller’s Pond for a few days with the homeliest dog ever, she can smell trouble even as she’s drawn to a man who is only passing through town.

But some scorching hot nights and a blooming tenderness mean two people will have to face up to the challenges of love.

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Fields of Gold: The Orchid and the Rose

By Jim stephens / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (49 reviews)

Fields of Gold: The Orchid and the Rose

Mathew Weldon is a headstong young American in England. A very spoiled young man who on the eve of the outbreak of World War II is sent to London on a mission for his Father’s large New York Bank.There he meets a magically enchanting, beautiful, yet mysterious, young woman at a party shortly after his arrival.

In being with her he learns more than he ever expected to know about himself, about what really matters in life… and about love and war.

FIELDS OF GOLD is an exciting and moving historical novel filled with emotion, romance and the painful reality of World War II.

Matt is faced with the heart-breaking necessity of having to chose when fate sends a second attractive young woman back into his life,

A book written with authority and outstanding research, this novel will take you deep into the heart of combat and asks the question: how long can love last and what does “forever” mean?

The story of two loves which will live with you long after you have finished reading the book. It is truly a novel you will not want to end.

A candidate to become a classic. You may find yourself reading FIELDS OF GOLD again and again

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Phone Kitten: A Cozy, Romantic, and Highly Humorous Mystery

By Marika Christian / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (533 reviews)

Phone Kitten: A Cozy, Romantic, and Highly Humorous Mystery

Shy, funny, loveable Emily’s a pretty unlikely candidate for a phone sex operator. She’d die if she had to talk dirty face-to-face—especially to her hot cop boyfriend. She sure didn’t set out to do phone sex—she wanted to be a writer. But when her BFF framed her for plagiarism, she got in a tiny financial hole and saw this ad for a “phone actresses”…

Hey, it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. No pantyhose or pantsuits, no regular hours, you’re your own boss, and lots of people to talk to. Guys, that is. But here’s the odd thing—lots of them want to talk about more than Emily’s imagined attributes; they start to think of her as the best friend they’ll never have to meet. Next thing you know, one of her customers gets killed. What’s a phone kitten to do? Solve the murder herself, of course!

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-12-14

Bill The Vampire (The Tome of Bill Book 1)

By Rick Gualtieri / Genre: Comedy, Horror / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (248 reviews)

Bill The Vampire (The Tome of Bill Book 1)

There are reasons we fear the night. He isn’t one of them.

Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb…then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Sadly, fangs or not, he was still at the bottom of the food chain.

Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier and a whole lot cooler than he is. Worst yet, they all want him dead…permanently this time.

Bill isn’t exactly average, though. A vampire like him hasn’t been seen in centuries. He’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, unlikely allies, and an attitude problem that makes him too damn obnoxious to quit.

Join him in this hilarious tale of monsters, mayhem, and the unlikely hero who’s not afraid to tell them all off…even if it gets his teeth kicked in.

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Ethereal Knights (Celestra Knights)

By Addison Moore / Genre: Anthologies & Short Stories, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

Ethereal Knights (Celestra Knights)

Angels still roam the earth through Nephilim bloodlines. The battle for power between angelic factions intensifies when a new girl moves to Paragon Island.

Logan and Gage Oliver are captivated by Paragon’s newest resident, Skyla Messenger. Logan believes she is the Celestra destined to grow to a ripe old age with him, and Gage believes she’s the girl prophesized to be his.

The battle lines are drawn as both Olivers vie for her attention while danger lurks around every corner, and they must work together to keep Skyla safe. Logan fights to keep his new relationship with Skyla, but destiny alters his plans and he must make a decision that might cost him Skyla forever.

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A Broken Forever (Neveah Book 1)

By Angie Merriam / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

A Broken Forever (Neveah Book 1)

Shep and Lilly are best friends and neighbors. They grew up outside of city limits amongst towering Pine Trees and flowing rivers. With a shared birthday, childhood, and innocence, it’s fate when Shep and Lilly fall in love. They’re soul mates. On their 18th birthday Shep proposes to a tearful Lilly who eagerly accepts. The day began with love and excitement but ended with fear and confusion when Lilly’s mother goes missing. With only a cryptic note and determination to find her mother, Lilly must discover a courage and strength she’s not sure she has.

When Shep and Lilly are brought to Neveah they are stunned by its magic and magnificence. They are in a race to save their mothers while discovering secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Both must accept a fate they didn’t know belonged to them while preparing to stop one man that is a danger, not only to them but to all of Neveah. The innocent love story of Shep and Lilly weaves through the tragic love of Jax and Annika. One is pure while the other is dark. One can stop the evil spreading while the other can destroy a world.

The Levannah family rules Neveah with a firm but loving hand. Their peaceful home is a place where beauty abounds and innocence rivals Earth. It’s a world where creatures, both magnificent and terrifying, live in harmony amongst each other. When Lady Levannah has her first born, Annika, it is decided that she will marry the son of her best friend Selene Androni, making them family. They watch with pride as Jax and Annika grow up together, an obvious love forming between them.

Jax and Annika were the best of friends. They shared a childhood but little else. Jax was a rambunctious and temperamental boy while Annika was adventurous and loving. He couldn’t wait to marry her; she couldn’t wait to marry another. When Annika refuses to marry Jax, as he’d been promised, it unleashes an evil Neveah has never seen.

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The Spirit Path (The Spirit Path Series Book 1)

By Tammy Tate / Genre: Time Travel, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

The Spirit Path (The Spirit Path Series Book 1)

Nicole goes horseback riding, not knowing that the events of the day would forever change her life.

After she falls off her horse and hits her head she wakes up to unfamiliar surroundings only to find she

has traveled back in time to the year 1812.

She swung into the saddle, took a deep breath and then mustered the strength to ask him a question

that she had been putting off.

“What year is it?” She exhaled slowly, preparing herself for his response knowing that when she woke

up this morning it was 1997.

Flaming Arrow started to ride off, and then turned his horse to face her. “It is 1812”

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The King in Yellow

By Robert W. Chambers / Genre: Short Stories, Classics / Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

The King in Yellow

Ten twisted tales that have haunted generations of readers and writers from H. P. Lovecraft to the creators of the hit TV series True Detective

Nightmare imagery courses through these stories like blood through the veins. In “The Repairer of Reputations,” a Lethal Chamber stands at the edge of Washington Square Park, open to all who can no longer bear the sorrows of life. A Parisian sculptor discovers a liquid solution that can turn any living thing—a lily, a goldfish, a love-struck young woman—to stone in “The Mask.” The unnamed narrator of “In the Court of the Dragon” seeks respite in a church only to be driven mad by organ music that no one else can hear.

Nothing is stranger or more frightening, however, than The King in Yellow, the play that links these tales to one another and to a larger fictional universe containing the ghost stories of Ambrose Bierce, the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft, and the first season of the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective. Said to induce insanity and despair in those who read it, little is known for certain about the play beyond the ravings of those who have dared to open its pages. They speak of Carcosa, where black stars hang in the heavens. Of twin suns sinking into the Lake of Hali. Of the Yellow Sign and the Pallid Mask. And, in dread-filled whispers or lunatic shouts, of the King in Yellow himself, come to rule the world.

A masterpiece of weird fiction, Robert W. Chambers’s The King in Yellow holds the answer to countless mysteries—some of which might just be better left unsolved.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-11-14

A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret Book 1)

By Zoe Dawson / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

A Perfect Mess (A Perfect Secret Book 1)

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.” Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days on the bayou move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess.

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Saving Forever (The Ever Trilogy: Book 3)

By Jasinda Wilder / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (324 reviews)

Saving Forever (The Ever Trilogy: Book 3)

Ever and Cade, Sorry I vanished like I did. I’m not sure I can even explain things. I don’t know when I’ll be back. IF I’ll be back. I’m not sure of anything, except that I love you, Ever. You’re my twin, my best friend, and leaving you was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I know you don’t understand. Maybe you never will. I hope you don’t, honestly. It would be easier that way. That’s cowardly, I’m sure. Cade, take care of her. Love her, the way she deserves. The way you always have, for forever and always. If I could ask you anything, it’s that you remember me as I was, and forget me as I am. I’m sorry, and goodbye, and I love you. Eden

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Lip Reading: A Novel

By Harry Kraus / Genre: Medical / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Lip Reading: A Novel

She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.

Dr. Harry Kraus, MD,  is a board-certified general surgeon. He has divided his professional life between the USA and Africa. He is an accomplished writer of both nonfiction and fiction, the author of over fifteen books, including An Open Heart and A Heartbeat Away. Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand. Harry resides in Virginia with his wife, Kris, and the youngest of their three sons.

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Unforgettable: Short Stories

By Paulette Alden / Genre: Short Stories, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Unforgettable: Short Stories

Paulette Alden’s Unforgettable: Short Stories is a beautifully observed, wryly humorous, and profoundly moving collection that follows Miriam Batson, the protagonist of Alden’s earlier collection, Feeding the Eagles, into middle-age as she navigates her own aging, the life choices she’s made,and the loss of those she loves. Written from the heart but without sentimentality, the stories give shape and meaning to feelings and experiences common to many, especially women.

In “The Student,” Miriam, caught up in the drama of the suicide attempt of one of her favorite college students, ricochets between maternal and romantic feelings, as she remembers her own youth “when love was new,” and her desire to mother the young man. “Sorrow” brings Miriam back to the South Carolina of her childhood when she returns to visit the grave of a beloved maid, where she feels heartache not only for her death, but also for the whole tragic history of the South. In “Enormously Valuable,” Miriam decides to take a stand for herself at the university where she has been passed over for a teaching job given to a less qualified man: ” Her mother hadn’t taught her to be tough; she had taught her to be nice. As if that could protect her. And maybe it could, in a parlor. But not in the English Department. Nice was nice, but no defense against getting screwed. In fact, it just made it easier . . .” And in “Swimming, Snow,” Miriam experiences the spiraling nature of grief after the sudden death of her father.

The last five stories in Unforgettable form a progressive narrative as Miriam tries to keep her mother afloat as she is being pulled under by Alzheimer’s.  Moving her mother first from South Carolina to a senior apartment in Minnesota, then to assisted living, and then to a nursing home, Miriam experiences all the grief, guilt, poignancy, painful humor, exhaustion, intimacy and ultimately deep love involved in caring for a failing parent.  Anyone who has experienced such a situation will relate to Miriam’s feelings as she struggles with the inevitable, arriving at last at acceptance and appreciation for what, after so much loss, still remains.

The memoiristic stories in Unforgettable reveal the power of writing to transform common,familiar, relatable experiences into compelling narratives that move us, entertain us, and illuminate our own lives.

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The Chance She Took: Book 1 ( Surprise Bonus inside)

By Kole Black / Genre: Urban / Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

The Chance She Took: Book 1 ( Surprise Bonus inside)

Book 1- “The Chance She Took” is the story of Miss Rayqelle Davis; the stepdaughter of a Chicago police officer who grows up in a seriously dysfunctional home and turns to the streets as a means of escape.

Broken and torn apart by physical and psychological abuse at the hands of her alcoholic mother, Rayqelle leaves the safety of the suburbs to live with her grandmother on Chicago’s southside. There she quickly develops an insatiable fascination for the dangerous side of hood life.

That’s when she meets Chance, an extremely handsome, very intelligent, hugely talented artist from a wealthy family who turns her world upside down.

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