Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-06-13

Ruined by a Rake – A Novella

By Erin Knightley / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Ruined by a Rake - A Novella

It started with a kiss.

When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle’s new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her that set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn’t until years later when Nick introduced her to fencing that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments.

Having just emerged from mourning following her mother’s death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down his ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he’ll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead.

When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he’s changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . . Ruined by a Rake.

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Love Bite (Just One Bite #1)

By Kay Glass / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

Love Bite (Just One Bite #1)

Diandra Malone is only 28 years old when her life changes forever. Years of infertility left her depressed, but she’s finally pregnant. Before she has a chance to process the news, she finds out her husband has been brutally murdered.

Lizbeth Snyder was a cop before she was framed for a crime she didn’t commit and kicked off the force. Living a desperate life on the streets, salvation comes from the oddest direction: the finding of Jonah Malone’s body.

Now she’s living a wonderful life with Diandra and baby RaeLynn. The downside? Diandra is a vampire, and Lizbeth is being hunted by a very dangerous vampire- dangerous, and held in high esteem in the community. What will the future bring for these women, and how will Diandra handle her new vampire life? Find out how life changes with just one bite…

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Say You Love Me

By Patricia Hagan / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Say You Love Me

Jacie Calhoun should have married the man who worshiped her.

But, she needed to know the truth about her mother. Was she really alive, a captive of the Comanche?

Luke Howling Wolf can’t lose his beloved adopted mother, Sunstar, his Comanche tribe’s white medicine woman. Somehow, he must keep Sunstar’s identity secret, especially from the interloper claiming to be her daughter, no matter how the young white-woman’s determination and innocence challenges his heart.

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Give Me – A Tale of Wyrd and Fae (Tethers 1)

By LK Rigel / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae (Tethers 1)

All she wanted was a vacation – but Dumnos offered a new life.

Lilith Evergreen dreams of a castle by the sea and a mysterious woman who calls her to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain.

Cade Bausiney grew up listening to legends of the wyrd and fae who once lived in the local village. When he meets Lilith, an enchanting woman from halfway around the world, he’s convinced the stories must be true.

Long ago two lovers were trapped by a wyrding woman’s magic gone awry. Lilith and Cade must break the spell or be possessed by the lovers’ spirits who’ve waited a millennium to consummate their passion.

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Apocalypse Island (Mystery Thriller)

By Mark Edward Hall / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (152 reviews)

Apocalypse Island (Mystery Thriller)

Danny Wolf, a gifted musician with alcohol problems is witnessing brutal murder in his dreams. Someone is carving a cross on each of the young female victims before crucifying them.

Newly released from prison for a crime he did not commit, Wolf is having trouble adjusting to civilian life. He believes the dreams are a symptom of his adjustment until he discovers that they are real and that the victims are his own groupies. He soon begins to doubt his sanity. Could he be a homicidal madman?

Wolf has no memory of his early childhood but discovers that he spent his first eight years in a Catholic orphanage on a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Is it possible that his early life and the murders are somehow connected?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-05-13

Meant To Be (Heaven Hill Series)

By Laramie Briscoe / Genre: Romance, Family Saga / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Meant To Be (Heaven Hill Series)

Single mother.
Laid off factory worker.
Drug runner for the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.

When Denise Cunningham is served with foreclosure papers on her birthday it’s the last straw in a long line of bad luck. Sitting and crying about things has never been how she solved her problems, but this time she decides to do just that. A phone call interrupts her pity party and changes the course of her life forever.

Loyal brother.
Grease monkey mechanic.
Vice President of the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.

William Walker Jr., known as Liam to his club, needs a new recruit that is just naïve enough and desperate enough to do what he asks without question. When Denise Cunningham lands in his lap, he decides to hire her – not because he wants to, because he has to.

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Oxford Whispers

By Marion Croslydon / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Oxford Whispers

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead.
Her fresh start at Oxford University is a brand new beginning. She finally has a chance to turn the page on her psychic powers and cumbersome voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell…
Not quite.
When the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class—begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War. Unfortunately, said nemesis is now going all homicidal on Madison.
College becomes more complicated when she falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, Madison realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…

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A Heart Deceived: A Novel

By Michelle Griep / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

A Heart Deceived: A Novel

Miri Brayden teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum—and she’ll be sent to the poorhouse.

Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law … from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverand John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder.

When Ethan shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.

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Hour of the Wolf

By Paul Lipton / Genre: Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

Hour of the Wolf

No day is ever wasted that can be lived consciously and to the full.

2 A.M. The hour of the wolf. You wake up filled with regrets, and haunted by dashed dreams, wondering what went wrong.

For Paul Lipton, a successful lawyer in his sixties, his mind’s howling in the darkness reminded him that time was slipping away. Perhaps partly because both his parents had died when they were young, and because he had already experienced his own severe health crisis, he wanted to be sure to live each day to the fullest. He decided he would start viewing each day afresh and in the now as a do-over, each night dying and each morning being reborn. His philosophy was to say, “I am me today,” and ask, “How do I choose to live in the now?”

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Feral Youth

By Polly Courtney / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Feral Youth

The truth is, it ain’t just a race thing. They talk like it is, but really and truly it’s black against white, young against old, authorities against the rest. It’s countless of things. There’s bare reasons for feeling vexed right now.

Growing up on a south London estate and excluded from every school that would take her, Alesha is the poster girl for the nation’s ‘feral youth’.

When a young teacher makes an unexpected reappearance in the 15-year-old’s life, opening the door to a world of salaries, pianos and middle-class housemates, Alesha’s instinct is to pull up her hood and return to the streets.

But fuelled by a need to survive, she falls into a cycle of crime, violence and drug-dealing, her one true ally deserting her when she needs him most. While everyone around her is rallying against the authorities in a war of haves and have-nots, Alesha finds herself caught in the crossfire, inextricably linked to the people she is trying to fight against.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-04-13

All for a Song

By Allison Pittman / Genre: Historical, Christian Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

All for a Song

Dorothy Lynn Dunbar has everything she ever wanted: her family, her church, her community, and plans to marry the young pastor who took over her late father’s pulpit. Time spent in the woods, lifting her heart and voice in worship accompanied by her brother’s old guitar, makes her life complete . . . and yet she longs for something more.

Spending a few days in St. Louis with her sister’s family, Dorothy Lynn discovers a whole new way of life—movies, music, dancing; daring fashions and fancy cars. And a dynamic charismatic evangelist . . . who just happens to be a woman. When Dorothy Lynn is offered a chance to join Aimee Semple McPherson’s crusade team, she finds herself confronted with temptations she never dreamed of. Can Dorothy Lynn embrace all the Roaring Twenties has to offer without losing herself in the process?

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Attracted to Fire

By DiANN Mills / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (75 reviews)

Attracted to Fire

Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president’s rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas. Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he’s also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn’t the work of a single suspect—it’s part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it’s too late.

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Beautiful Downfall

By Scarlett Jade / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Beautiful Downfall

Camille Taylor’s life fell apart after the tragic accident that haunts her every waking moment. She became a recluse, only looking forward to each day with the hope of having those dreams… A handsome man with dark hair and wicked eyes visits her at night, keeping her company as she struggles to get past the sudden death of her beloved parents. There is something undeniable about him. She is drawn to the mysterious man like a moth to a flame. This couldn’t be insanity, but it can’t be real, either…

Casey Philips has his own damaged past that put him in a delicate situation. He is an angel working for redemption, and has been watching over Camille since that horrible day where her mother and father were stolen away. It’s all God’s plan, they are fine and well now, but the task of helping this lovely human get past her grief to move on in her life is quickly taking a wrong turn. She’s stunning and plays the key role in his every thought. Angels aren’t suppose to fall in love with their clients. If he continues he could lose everything and fall from God’s good graces. But if he stops he will lose the most important person in his life.

With every thing on the line, Casey and Camille set out on a life-altering adventure to discover if love really can overcome anything.

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HOMECOMING, a Wisconsin Reunion Romance

By Janet Wellington / Genre: Family Life / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

HOMECOMING, a Wisconsin Reunion Romance

Cory Wells-Richards left her cheating husband behind and headed straight back to tiny Faythe, Wisconsin, eager to create a future for herself. First order of business, keep her promise to a dear friend and finish the renovation on the Victorian for dearly departed Tillie and find homes for her nine cats. How tough could that be? But when Tille’s great-nephew shows up to help, it’s all she can do not to fall right back into his arms. She’s been down that heartbreak road with him before, and coming off her recent divorce she’s determined to guard her heart, no matter how sexy he looks with a hammer in his hand and his shirt off.

Jake is caught between a rock and a hard place. Well, between his party-hearty, successful big city life in Chicago and the sleepy hometown he was glad to see in his rear-view mirror at the tender age of 18. He plans to fulfill his promise to Tillie and help restore her house to get it ready to sell, then return to his comfortable life in Chicago. But how is he supposed to get any work done with pretty little Cory around doing her best to drive him crazy? Being in Faythe rekindles all those long forgotten memories, some bad and some good–including his desire for Cory, the one girl he couldn’t have.

As the sexual tension between Cory and Jake heightens and their emotional connection strengthens, will they let down their barriers long enough to find true love, or will the pain of the past keep them apart forever?

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COLT (Nicholas Colt #1)

By Jude Hardin / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

COLT (Nicholas Colt #1)

October 21: just an ordinary day, unless you’re a former rock star…

The sole survivor of a plane crash…

A private investigator working out of a camper…

For Nicholas Colt, October 21 is an unlucky day. A day for nightmares. It always has been, and this year is no exception.

Someone is brutally murdering the offspring of an anonymous sperm donor, and Colt’s missing client is next on the list. With less than four days to find the young man—and, with a pair of drug-addicted study partners, a violent motorcycle gang, a stalker ex-girlfriend, and a host of other obstacles standing in his way—Colt faces the most challenging and deadly case of his life.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-03-13

Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman

By Wareeze Woodson / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman

Recently widowed Lady Laurel Laningham flees Landings to escape her untenable position. Alone now and at the mercy of her sister-in-law, she decides to nestle under her aunt’s wings for a spell. To add to her burdens, her young son’s new guardian, Lord Adron Gladrey, has announced his intentions to take complete charge of his ward. The killer is stalking her and a devious jewel thief is stealing the family jewels. Can she convince her son’s guardian she is not a dangerous lunatic and is perfectly capable of raising her son or will he always consider her untrustworthy as a mother to his ward? Will his stubborn blindness send her straight into the path of the murderer, or will he relent in time to save her from following her husband into the grave?

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HABEAS PORPOISE (Solomon vs. Lord)

By Paul Levine / Genre: Series, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

HABEAS PORPOISE (Solomon vs. Lord)

The love-hate relationship of Solomon & Lord continues. Sure, opposites attract, but they argue, too!

This time, it all starts with the kidnaping of a pair of trained dolphins from Miami’s Cetacean Park. When one of the ecoterrorists behind the raid turns up dead, his partner in eco-crime is charged with homicide, even though he didn’t pull the trigger. It’s called “felony murder,” and Solomon thinks it’s a bum rap. What he doesn’t count on is his lover and law partner Victoria Lord being named a special prosecutor.

Conflicts-of-interest abound, and Steve is up to his old tricks. At least, the mismatched legal duo agree on something…each one vows to win the case!

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Nobody’s Hero

By Melanie Harvey / Genre: Multicultural & Interracial, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (67 reviews)

Nobody's Hero

When Rick Ranière, an underground white rapper with misogynistic tendencies—and the songs to prove it—runs into Carolyn Coffman, the best-selling biracial author of Fighting the Pheromone Factor, he knows she’s like no woman he’s ever met. Carolyn knows she really needs to stay upwind.

But the canyons of Manhattan keep shifting the breeze—and Rick’s policy of never trusting a woman. In the end, Rick’s only female fan who refuses to sleep with him might just have the answer to his writer’s block, and the man who sounds all wrong might just be everything Carolyn ever wanted.

When an unexpected burst of publicity lands Rick on the iTunes’ charts and brands Carolyn a hypocrite to her readers, she can either save her career or this relationship. When you got a choice, Rick had told her, you really ought to make the right goddamn one.

Or you could lose everything you ever wanted.

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The First (The Returned)

By Jason Mott / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

The First (The Returned)

It’s been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancée, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on… Until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns, sending the world—and Emily—into a tailspin.

Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people’s loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind. As the world dives deep into uncertainty, Emily and Edmund are determined to find their way back to one another…even if it means risking everything.

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The Yoga Stripper

By Laila Lucent / Genre: Entertainers, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

The Yoga Stripper: A Las Vegas Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Namaste

Jobless, heartbroken and broke, new college graduate Laila Lucent packs up her car and drives alone across the country to her new life as a Las Vegas stripper.

In an empowering, intelligent and hilarious memoir of self-discovery, 22-year-old Laila takes us deep inside the best, most infamous, strip club in Las Vegas, the Spearmint Rhino.

From living with homeless drug addicts, to practicing yoga on the beaches of Costa Rica, from threesomes with wealthy foreigners, to dancing at the best music festivals in the world, The Yoga Stripper is a wickedly funny reverse fairy tale where morality is flexible, money is fast, and clothing is discouraged.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-02-13

The Enchanted Orchards

By Kristin Maddock / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

The Enchanted Orchards

Deep in the heart of Georgia where the oaks drip with Spanish moss and the scent of peaches wafts through the air, bitter teenager Fern Merris is trying to survive the breathless heat of summer and all the trials and tribulations of a small-town Southern life.

But she is haunted by the tragic secret of her sister’s death and even her beloved orchards can’t seem to save her. Refusing to give into sorrow, a desperate Fern goes in search of the courage she once had in order to live and dream again.

She gets more than she bargained for when she finds friendship, understanding—and even love—in unexpected places. Soon, her summer of hopeless grief turns into an enchanted journey of healing that will be life-altering and unforgettable.

Sometimes all of life’s answers can be wrapped up in one hot summer. Especially if peaches are involved…

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Awakened (The Guardian Legacy)

By Ednah Walters / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Awakened (Paranormal romance, YA fantasy) (The Guardian Legacy)

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she’s a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice

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A Broken Promise

By Meg Brenner / Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (36 reviews)

A Broken Promise

Jenna Horowitz had it all. She was the cheer captain, yearbook editor, class president, soon-to-be validictorian, and she was dating the school’s hottest guy, Brad. Her peers treated her like a celebrity, making her think highly of herself. She had the most perfect life and people looked up to her as a role model. However, behind that fake smile was a girl who was miserable. She was missing something, something that she didn’t even realize wasn’t there. Right when she thought she had her life in order, in walks the new attractive, smart, and extremely irritating neighbor – Keiffer Lawrence. She suddenly feels compelled to understand him, to figure him out… even if that means she needs to lose herself in the process. With only a semester before graduation, Jenna finds the true meaning of life… even if the outcome isn’t the most desirable.

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Night Before Dawn

By Roschelle McKenzie / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

Night Before Dawn

“The darkest part of a night is just before dawn.” This was the hardest lesson Sabrina Richards had to learn. After the untimely death of her twin brother, and a series of life’s bitter blows, she finds and puts her total trust in Eric, the love of her life. But, her new life would come crashing down when she discovers her handsome, successful fiancé was having an affair with her best friend Niqi, just months away from the wedding.

Night Before Dawn is an inspiring novel about a young woman’s struggle to find peace in the center of tragedy, new life in the midst of loss, and forgiveness in the heart of betrayal.

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Home for Love (An Adult Contemporary Romance)

By Aneesa Price / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Home for Love (An Adult Contemporary Romance)

Seven years ago sexy Bree fled Devil’s Peak, Alaska, disillusioned with her high school romance and with a baby in her belly. Now, she’s back and seeing devilishly handsome Todd again challenges her carefully constructed plans for amicable co-parenting.
Todd’s delight at Bree’s return swiftly turns to disgust when he discovers her secret and he vows to keep her at arm’s length. Upon discovering the context behind her secreting their child, he decides to give their daughter the love and stable family home he never knew. Despite her attraction to Todd, Bree has no interest in rekindling their relationship and is focused on settling into the town.
But the town and its match-making busy-bodies are not willing to allow the lovers to remain apart and test their resolve in a series of planned misadventures.
Bree is home for good but will she be home for love?

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