Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-15-14

A Matter of Trust (A Mia Quinn Mystery Book 1)

By Lis Wiehl / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (297 reviews)

A Matter of Trust (A Mia Quinn Mystery Book 1)

Whenlife is murder, who can you trust?
One minute Mia Quinn is in herbasement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office.The next minute she hears a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror asher colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death.
Mia’s a natural for heading up themurder investigation, but these days it’s all she can do to hold her lifetogether. As a new widow with a pile of debts, a troubled teenaged son, and a four-year-oldwho wakes up screaming at night, she needs more time with her family, not less—andworking Colleen’s case will be especially demanding. But Colleen was herfriend, and she needs to keep her job. So Mia reluctantly teams up withdetective Charlie Carlson to investigate. But the deeper they dig, the morecomplications unfold—even the unsettling possibility that someone may be comingafter her.Lis Wiehl’s signature plot twists andrelatable characters shine in this absorbing series debut . . . with anintriguing cameo from her best-selling Triple Threat series.

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Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor

By Eldonna Edwards / Genre: Women, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (76 reviews)

Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor

One Gently Used Kidney, Free to a Good Home.

When 48 year-old single mother, massage therapist and returning student Ellie meets a young woman with kidney disease, she decides to make it her mission to save the girl. Unfortunately, outdated rules made it difficult for altruistic donors, and besides, the woman doesn’t want a savior. Does this stop Ellie from her quest to “be the change” one seeks in the world? Not a chance.

Told with humor and self-reflection, this inspirational memoir of courage and compassion is interwoven with anecdotal stories that help the reader identify what kind of person commits the selfless act of organ donation. Ellie,a self-described devout agnostic, is kind but often irreverent. She is generous, but she is no saint. Ultimately, becoming a kidney donor has given her a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment. Lost in Transplantation asserts that we are all capable of altering a human being’s life for the better, including our own.

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Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle Book 1)

By Kimber Leigh Wheaton / Genre: Ghosts, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle Book 1)

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster?

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Seducing the Dragon: Part One (A BBW Dragon-shifter Paranormal Romance) (Stonefire Dragons Book 5)

By Jessie Donovan / Genre: Werewolves & Shifters, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (75 reviews)

Seducing the Dragon: Part One (A BBW Dragon-shifter Paranormal Romance) (Stonefire Dragons Book 5)

On her first visit to Clan Stonefire, Department of Dragon Affairs inspector Evie Marshall has an ulterior motive–she needs to seduce its clan leader. If she can’t seduce him and become his mate, the dragon hunters will kill her. Of course, Evie doesn’t know the first thing about seducing a man, let alone a dragon-shifter, but with her life on the line, she’s going to have to become a fast learner or die trying.

Bram Moore-Llewellyn has a track record of scaring off DDA inspectors, but when the latest inspector shows up wearing tight clothes and a sexy smile, his inner dragon takes notice. While battling his attraction to the human, he soon finds himself with an impossible choice: he can either break the law to mate the female and risk a backlash from both the dragon hunters and the British government, or he can turn her away and let her die at the hands of the hunters.

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‘Til My Casket Drops (G Street Chronicles Presents)

By Aaron Bebo / Genre: Urban / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (51 reviews)

'Til My Casket Drops (G Street Chronicles Presents)

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The Bounty Hunter (Redbourne Series #2 – Rafe’s Story)

By Kelli Ann Morgan / Genre: Victorian, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

The Bounty Hunter (Redbourne Series #2 - Rafe's Story)

She can’t remember…

TAYLA HAWTHORNE finds herself far from home with no memory of her past—her only connection an ornately carved locket. But when a dark and dashing stranger triggers a familiar yearning inside her, she discovers that the key to her future lies in her past.

He must forget…

RAFE REDBOURNE has a lock on his heart. For eight years he has carried the weight of his past on his shoulders, immersing himself in his life as a bounty hunter, tracking fugitives. So, when he promises to find the lost girl who took everything from him, he must decide how far he’ll go to keep his promise, and if she’s worth opening his heart again.

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Extreme Faction (A Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller Series Book 2)

By Trevor Scott / Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

Extreme Faction (A Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller Series Book 2)

Jake Adams, former CIA officer and Air Force Intelligence captain, is back with a new thrilling adventure. This second installment pits Jake against some of the most idealistic terrorists ever to strap on a suicide bomb. Jake is hired by a Portland, Oregon company as a private security agent during an international agriculture conference in Odessa, Ukraine. When a world-renowned bio-chemist is murdered, Jake seeks his killer. The scientist had been the foremost authority on chemical and biological weapons, developing the most deadly agents for the former Soviet Union. But now he was supposed to be a staunch opponent of those weapons. Was he still secretly developing those deadly weapons? Across the world, a small group of terrorists poison the entire Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System facility on the tiny North Pacific island killing scores of people, and then steal a cluster bomb with over a hundred nerve gas bomblets. Jake battles a deadly group of terrorists who will stop at nothing for their cause. EXTREME FACTION brings all the old agents from the U.S., England, Israel and Russia back together again. The names might have changed, but the games remain the same. Jake travels to the Kurdistan mountain region, where he encounters some of the most deadly, idealistic terrorists on earth. He finds a plot so diabolical, so insidious, that only the most astute would understand it. And those who would normally despise such actions, have actually embraced it this time. Only one man can stop the deadly plan…Jake Adams!

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Addicted To Love

By Demettrea / Genre: Urban / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (80 reviews)

Addicted To Love

A’more
I couldn’t believe what my life had become. I had gone from being a rich kid from the suburbs to a damn cocaine addict. I had lost the love of my life as well as my son. My father wanted nothing to do with me and my mother tried to help whenever my father wasn’t home.
I hadn’t seen Trent or my son in almost a year. The words he said to me the last time I talked him would forever be etched in my brain.
“I never want to see you again. You are a poor excuse for a woman and my son will not be raised by you. Stay away from me you selfish bitch!”
You would have thought his words would make me want to get clean, but that was four months earlier and I was still using. All it did was make me sink into a deeper depression. I needed help and I didn’t know who to turn too. As I lay on the floor of the drug house, flashbacks of me giving birth to my son, my graduation, Trent’s proposal, along with other things ran through my mind. I needed a fix and couldn’t get one. I had run through all the money in my account, sold my car for drugs, and I had nothing left.
My body began to shake; I was cold even though it was damn near ninety degrees outside. I sat there going through withdrawals. I wanted it to stop. I wanted to hold my son and lay in Trent’s arms. Lord help me, I prayed, and then I passed out.

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The Alabaster Girl

By Zan Perrion / Genre: Romance, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

The Alabaster Girl

On a nameless train somewhere between here and nowhere, a woman and a man sit facing each other. She is a journalist there to interview him. He is the world’s greatest seducer. Thus begins “The Alabaster Girl,” the sensational new novel by Zan Perrion. We get to join the two on this train ride, a fly on the wall, as the seducer recounts his life, philosophy and startling insights, interspersed with excerpts from his new book: “The Alabaster Girl.” The book within the book.

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Her Dangerous Viscount (Rakes & Rebels Book 7)

By Cynthia Wright / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Her Dangerous Viscount (Rakes & Rebels Book 7)

~ 1814: Grey St. James has escaped from Napoleon’s prison on the rocky isle of Mont St. Michel. Desperate and dangerous, he is a far cry from the rakish nobleman who broke hearts in Regency London.

High in a tower in her uncle Nicholai’s French chateau, Natalya Beauvisage is writing a novel. At 26, she is beautiful but hardly marriageable, devoted instead to being an author. However, when a potently attractive stranger appears to hold her at knifepoint, Natalya thrills to a flesh-and-blood man.

Grey must escape from France and Natalya longs to return to America, so they form an unlikely alliance, traveling together in disguise. Natalya is caught up in a passionate fantasy that surpasses any she could imagine, but Grey’s heart is imprisoned by dark secrets that must be uncovered before he can love again…

Reunite with the couples from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SPRING FIRES in this enchanting & witty historical romance!

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-13-14

The Light of Asteria: Volume 1 (Kailmeyra Series)

By Elizabeth Isaacs / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (56 reviews)

The Light of Asteria: Volume 1 (Kailmeyra Series)

If Nora Johnson hadn’t been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidentally collides with mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very first touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different—something within her has changed.She tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now consumed with the one whose very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now wields unimaginable power and has become Gavin’s source, his strength.Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers that Gavin is not who he appears to be, and she has been thrust in the middle of a war of mythical proportions. Negativity allows all things evil to flourish, the earth is under siege. The fate of creation hinges on the power within her heart. Will she be strong enough to survive?A gripping tale of unbounded love and ancient power, The Light of Asteria will take you on an epic adventure filled with war, treachery, and demons, as well as unimaginable delights.

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Loving Maya (Entwined Book 4)

By H.T. Night / Genre: Vampires, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (59 reviews)

Loving Maya (Entwined Book 4)

In the aftermath of the incident at the kennels, Tommy struggles with the challenges of his werewolf form and adjusting to his once-a-month turning. He vows to keep his immortal existence a secret in his growing friendship with Josiah, in order to protect him.

In a surprising change of heart, Maya becomes enthusiastic about Tommy’s MMA career.

As Tommy’s MMA career begins to take off, never has he felt like a part of a family as Tommy does with the Reigns. Maya and Tommy’s love reaches a new pinnacle as Tommy decides that he is going to propose to Maya. This act of love sets in motion a series of events that will change all of their lives forever.

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At the End of the Line

By Kathryn Longino / Genre: Historical, African American, United States / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (59 reviews)

At the End of the Line

A wrong number, and a cry of desperation at the end of the line, sparks a long distance friendship between two women who’ve never met. Through fourteen years of trouble and heartache from a stagnant domestic life, the struggle for civil rights, and the stigma of interracial relationships, a bond forms between the two that changes both of their lives forever.

It’s 1958, a time when women and Negroes are deemed second-class and are being second-guessed, from there arises the perfect storm for change, and the perfect time for an unlikely friendship.

Beatrice “Beanie” Peterson, forced to marry at fifteen and live with two sister wives, six children, and an abusive husband twenty years her senior, is looking for a way out.

Adeline “Liddie” Garrison, friend of Jack Kennedy, wife of a prominent Boston business man, and resident of Beacon Hill has already found her way in.

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Rain on Your Wedding Day

By Curtis Edmonds / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (131 reviews)

Rain on Your Wedding Day

Will Morse lives alone in a remote cabin in the mountains north of Atlanta, grieving over the loss of two of his daughters and the collapse of his marriage and career.

Over Christmas, Will receives a visit from his only remaining child, his daughter Alicia, who broke off contact with him five years ago. Alicia informs Will that she’s getting married in the spring, and asks him to attend the wedding.

Alicia’s wedding is an opportunity for an aging Will to reconnect with his family and regain part of what he has lost. But Will struggles with his still-raw emotions over his role in his daughter Trixie’s suicide, and the resulting loss and grief.

Will tries to reach out to the few women in his life to find a date, and makes an unexpected connection with Dorothy Crawford, a writer who shows up at his door, seeking directions. Will develops feelings for Dorothy, but finds that she has secrets of her own.

As the wedding nears, Will must find a way to put the pain and guilt he feels Trixie’s death behind him, weigh the pain he feels at Dorothy’s betrayal with his own need for forgiveness, and pull himself together for his daughter’s sake.

RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY is a poignant, wrenching story about a father’s love, a daughter’s compassion, and the universal need for forgiveness and redemption.

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An Appetite for Revenge (A Sarah Woods Mystery)

By Jennifer L. Jennings / Genre: Collections & Anthologies, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

An Appetite for Revenge (A Sarah Woods Mystery)

Jealousy, Blackmail, Revenge

Sarah Woods, a rookie private eye from New Hampshire, decides to visit her boyfriend in Florida, for a much needed respite from the cold. The only problem is, Max’s ex-girlfriend — Jennifer Healy — works for the client. Sarah tries to convince herself that Max and Jennifer are simply friends, but can’t help feeling suspicious.

While Max is busy working on a project, Sarah plans to spend her days lounging on the beach. However, on the night of her arrival, Max’s client, millionaire Dennis Foster has a heart attack. No big surprise considering the man is a chain smoker with high blood pressure.

Dennis’s widow may or may not be distraught over her husband’s death, but she wants to hire Sarah to help with a personal matter that involves sex and blackmail.

Carter agrees to make the trip to help Sarah with the investigation, but things go dreadfully wrong when he makes an attempt to engage with a violent suspect.

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The Thrill of It (No Regrets Book 1)

By Lauren Blakely / Genre: Sagas / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (232 reviews)

The Thrill of It (No Regrets Book 1)

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it’s the thing that makes life worth living.
Let me tell you everything I know about love…
Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves.
At least that’s how it was for me.
A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex.
Even though I’ve never had either.
I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands.
Then I fell down from those highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don’t regret.

Trey.
With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore away at my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She’s the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family.
All I know is she’s the closest I’ve ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

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Balanced on the Blade’s Edge (Dragon Blood Book 1)

By Lindsay Buroker / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (162 reviews)

Balanced on the Blade's Edge (Dragon Blood Book 1)

Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn’t the model of military professionalism—he has a tendency to say exactly what’s on his mind, and his record has enough demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship—but as the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, he’s used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron—what’s he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full of murderers and rapists? Not to mention the strange woman who shows up right before he arrives…

Sardelle Terushan wakes from three hundred years in a mage stasis shelter, only to realize that she is the last of the Referatu, the sorcerers who once helped protect Iskandia from conquerors. Their subterranean mountain community was blown up in a treacherous sneak attack by soldiers who feared their power. Everyone Sardelle ever knew is dead, and the sentient soulblade she has been bonded to since her youth is buried in the core of the mountain. Further, what remains of her home has been infested by bloodthirsty miners commanded by the descendants of the very soldiers who destroyed her people.

Sardelle needs help to reach her soulblade—her only link to her past and her last friend in the world. Her only hope is to pretend she’s one of the prisoners while trying to gain the commander’s trust. But lying isn’t her specialty, especially when the world has changed so much in the intervening centuries, and if Colonel Zirkander figures out who she truly is, he’ll be duty-bound to sentence her to the only acceptable punishment for sorcerers: death.

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Blue Roses: Baker Street Romance

By Mimi Strong / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

Blue Roses (Erotic Romance): Baker Street Romance

A heart-warming story with sensual romance

Tina meets Luca when he walks into her flower shop to buy flowers for a woman he’s made angry. When he comes in the second time, he needs more apology flowers, but for a different woman.

Luca is opening a garage down the street, and seems like the answer to Tina’s wildest dreams. He’s tall and handsome–a real man compared to the boys she’s dated in the past. Even though he makes her heart race, she refuses to date him, because she’s still grieving over a loss.

Not one to give up easily, Luca pursues Tina’s heart. With the help of Tina’s sister, Luca sells out all the flowers in the shop, so Tina is forced to take a day off work.

The pair go on one date together, and then another, growing closer. The dates are romantic and sexy. They seem perfect for each other. But when Luca starts asking too many questions, everything falls apart.

Finding their way back to each other will require forgiveness, love, and maybe even a twist of fate.

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Unhinged: Book One

By Timberlyn Scott / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Unhinged: Book One

Have you ever met that someone who steals your breath with just a look? That someone you can’t stop thinking about, no matter how hard you try?

I have.

I met her in a dream. Never would I have expected her to step right into my reality, though.

But she did.

Although I can’t explain why, Payton Fowler makes me want things I never imagined I could have. She soothes the chaos in my head. But she doesn’t know who I really am, and she doesn’t see the darkness that lives inside of me.

She’s supposed to be off limits to me. But that’s not a problem because I’ve perfected the art of breaking the rules.

My name is Sebastian Trovato and this is the story of how I met the woman who unhinges me.

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Serious Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Book 2)

By Melanie James / Genre: Wicca & Witchcraft, Earth-Based Religions, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (77 reviews)

Serious Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Book 2)

Oy vey! Shit just got serious in Chicago. The Witches Union has discovered that Leigh Epstein has been dabbling in the dark arts, and now they want to become creative editors for Leigh’s paranormal romance, “Four-Bitten Fangtasy”, a book about a shape shifting-werewolf-vampire hybrid named Vlad. They definitely have something up their sleeves and they’ve assigned our young apprentice witch to a mentor named Gertie, who isn’t quite up to snuff. Can she fulfill the contract and get FBF done before the deadline? What’s in it for the Union anyway?

To make matters worse, Leigh’s friends and family are still reeling from their last disastrous episode in Accidental Leigh. Will she make her Sister Sarah’s lackluster love life even worse, by attempting to fulfill her erotic fantasy from her favorite BDSM/Navy SEAL/Amnesia novel? And yes, it is titled “Bound to Forget”.

Love is in the air, but so is catastrophe, now that Leigh is also getting some very strong feelings for Hunter, the hunky roofer turned Chicago Police Academy cadet.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-11-14

Lost and Found (Lost & Found Book 1)

By Nicole Williams / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (509 reviews)

Lost and Found (Lost & Found Book 1)

There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.

After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.

Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.

Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.

When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.

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The Pink Rose: Secrets, Love and Betrayal (The Wilsons Book 1)

By Alicia Roberts / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (421 reviews)

The Pink Rose: Secrets, Love and Betrayal (The Wilsons Book 1)

Max Wilson is CEO and majority shareholder of Zetta Corp. Ever since he first noticed his shy accountant Amy Sanders, he’s been trying to get her attention. So when she finally agrees to be his escort to an important gala, he knows exactly what he wants from her.

What he doesn’t know is that Amy’s cousin is Nicky Dunn, his business rival. Soon, it seems as though there’s a mole inside the company, leaking important information to Nicky…

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Number Thirteen

By Bella Jewel / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (373 reviews)

Number Thirteen

This isn’t a dark romance, nor is it a light fluffy one. It’s broken, and captivating, and a story of two people putting themselves back together. It’s a story of a broken man who found his way to heal with Thirteen Girls.

We’re thirteen girls, captive to a man we rarely see.
Obedience will become all we know. It is the only emotion we’re permitted to feel.
When we’re bad, we’re punished. When we’re good, we’re rewarded. Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to, because HE teaches us too.
All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are.
He has us for a reason, but it’s a reason we don’t know.
We’ve haven’t seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it.
Then came the day he saved my life, and I saw him for the first time. He released something inside of me.
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I’ll go against Everything I know to be with him.
A monster.
My monster.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am.
I won’t stop until I see every part of him.
Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story.

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

By Henry Fielding / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy, in Somerset in England’s West Country. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbour’s daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre that was popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom’s status as a bastard causes Sophia’s father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and the foundation for criticism of the book’s “lowness.”

The main theme of the novel is the contrast between Tom Jones’s good nature, flawed but eventually corrected by his love for virtuous Sophia Western, and his half-brother Blifil’s hypocrisy. Secondary themes include several other examples of virtue (especially that of Squire Allworthy), hypocrisy (especially that of Thwackum) and just villainy (for example Mrs. Western, ensign Northerton), sometimes tempered by repentance (for instance Square, Mrs. Waters née Jones).

Both introductory chapters to each book and interspersed commentary introduce a long line of further themes. For instance, introductory chapters dwell extensively on bad writers and critics, quite unrelated to the plot but apologetic to the author and the novel itself; and authorial commentary on several characters shows strong opposition to Methodism, calling it fanatical, heretical, and implying association of hypocrites, such as the younger Blifil, with it.

The novel takes place against the historical backdrop of the Forty-Five. Characters take different sides in the rebellion, which was an attempt to restore Roman Catholicism as the established religion of England and to undo the Glorious Revolution. At one point Sophia Western is even mistaken for Jenny Cameron, the supposed lover of Bonnie Prince Charles. Good-natured characters are often modestly loyalist and Anglican, even Hanoverian, while ill-natured characters (Mrs. Western) or only mistaken ones (Partridge) can be Jacobites or (like Squire Western) just anti-Hanoverians.

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Oceanswept (Oceanswept Trilogy Book 1)

By Lara Hays / Genre: Action & Adventure, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (62 reviews)

Oceanswept (Oceanswept Trilogy Book 1)

The sway of playful palm trees and never-ending sunshine seem like a fantasy compared to the smog and filth of 18th century London. Thrilled for a new life in the exotic West Indies, privileged seventeen-year-old Tessa Monroe eagerly embraces her father’s reassignment to the fledgling Caribbean colony of St. Kitts where she can stake her claim as an up-and-coming socialite.

But that dream unravels when a hurricane downs their ship on the passage from England, leaving Tessa as the sole survivor. Rescued by a passing ship, Tessa’s grief soon turns to terror as she realizes she isn’t a passenger—she’s a captive.

With a future of slavery in the offing, Tessa joins forces with Nicholas Holladay, a charismatic sailor ready to break free from a life of piracy. Mutiny is in the air. Tessa and Nicholas will either win their freedom or earn a spot at the gallows.

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