Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-01-14

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

By Alyssa Rose Ivy / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (163 reviews)

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

When you’re lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

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She Walks in Beauty (Against All Expectations Collection Book #3)

By Siri Mitchell / Genre: Historical, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (204 reviews)

She Walks in Beauty (Against All Expectations Collection Book #3)

For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage in the late 1890s, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city’s most eligible bachelor. Debuting means plenty of work–there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity’s spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling.

Yet Clara wonders if this is the life she really wants, especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries. When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is, and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it’s not just her heart at stake–the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.

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Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation Series, Vol. 1)

By M. C. Beaton / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (78 reviews)

Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation Series, Vol. 1)

The impecunious Lady Fortescue, widowed and alone save for two loyal, unpaid servants, has sold off almost all of the furnishings in her large Bond Street home and faces a grim future as a member of the aristocracy too proud to seek employment or charity, yet too poor to survive on the infrequent largess of wealthy relatives oblivious to her plight. Salvation arrives in the unlikely form of old Colonel Sandhurst, an equally impoverished retired military man who falls at her feet in a hunger-induced faint one afternoon in Hyde Park. The two decide to join forces: the Colonel will share Lady Fortescue’s home, and they will invite others of their station and situation to live with them and pool their resources. Thus is born what eventually becomes one of London’s most popular hotels, The Poor Relation, to which the nobility flocks to enjoy the novelty of being waited upon by members of their own class.

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Mountain Hero

By Cheryl Yeko / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Mountain Hero

Broken Engagement:
Finding her fiancé cheating with her best friend was bad enough, but when Michelle heads up the Rocky Mountains for a little R & R, it goes from bad to worse when her car breaks down during a major snowstorm.

Mountain Hero:
Along a deserted stretch of highway, Jason rescues a beautiful woman who’s being accosted by two men. But can he keep her safe when they’re left stranded during a harsh winter storm?

Love Blossoms:
Sometimes, one finds their Soul Mate in the most unexpected places.

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Hope Road (John Ray #1) (John Ray / LS9 crime thrillers)

By John Barlow / Genre: British & Irish, Literary Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (153 reviews)

Hope Road (John Ray #1) (John Ray / LS9 crime thrillers)

John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio ‘Tony’ Ray, is the straight one of the family. With a successful business and a lifestyle to match, he wants nothing to do with his father’s criminal world. But what does that world want with him?

A young prostitute is found dead in John’s car, and Freddy Metcalfe, his best friend and employee, is framed for her death. Freddy denies everything but it’s an open and shut case: he’s going down for murder. John sets out to find the real killer.

But things get complicated. A stash of counterfeit money was also found in John’s car, and the police seem more interested in that than in the dead girl. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of the north’s most ruthless criminals (and an old friend of the Ray family), Lanny is desperate to know who killed the girl. But why? Meanwhile, Freddy is too scared to talk to anyone, even his lawyer.

John’s police detective girlfriend, Denise Danson, has been warned off the case by her boss. But she doesn’t believe Freddy is guilty, and secretly helps John look for the murderer. The problem, though, is that uncovering the shocking truth about the girl’s death will force John to confront his own criminal past and risk destroying his future, as well as losing the only woman he’s ever loved.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-31-14

LANCEJACK (The Union Series)

By Phillip Richards / Genre: Military, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (92 reviews)

LANCEJACK (The Union Series)

Andy Moralee is no longer the young and terrified recruit who had last set foot upon New Earth two years ago. Decorated for his bravery during the final hours of the invasion and promoted to lance corporal, he is still troubled by his memories and haunted by nightmares. He finds himself unable to cope with life back on Earth, and so he returns to the red planet, the only place where he feels he belongs.

But New Earth has changed as well. A growing insurgency threatens to turn the planet into a battleground once again, but this time the enemy has the ability to melt away into the population, and even turn the Union’s weapons against them. Nobody can be trusted, even old friends.

Quickly swept up in the gathering storm Andy finds himself in the command of a section that resents his early promotion, and during the battle that follows his leadership, his loyalty, and even his faith in his comrades are put to the ultimate test in the face of an enemy that will stop at nothing.

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Wind River

By L.J. Washburn / Genre: Westerns / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (64 reviews)

Wind River

First book in the Wind River series. After buffalo hunter and former army scout Cole Tyler arrives in Wind River, a primitive outpost in the wild Wyoming Territory, he is unwittingly drawn into taking the unwelcome and dangerous job of town marshal. Marshal Cole Tyler finds himself facing a ruthless killer as Wind River becomes a town with its own brand of justice.

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Arrival (Maddy Young Saga 1)

By Nick Pirog / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (63 reviews)

Arrival (Maddy Young Saga 1)

Maddy Young is dead. Or at least that’s what they tell him. Imagine that when you die, you have a 1 in 3 chance of having another life; same body, same age, same place as when you died. But for Maddy, everything is not making sense. He was just a week away from his Bar exam and starting his life as a Public Defender, when he made a grand entrance into this second life of his—a place they call Two. Before long Maddy thinks he is adjusting fine to Goggle instead of Google and Deadbook instead of Facebook. But Maddy soon finds out that as much as things can be different in Two, some things, like murder—never change. It’s Maddy’s job to find out just what this place really is and what this second life is all about…

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Save Me (Life After the Outbreak)

By LJ Baker / Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

Save Me (Life After the Outbreak)

Andi was doing just fine on her own. Sure the world had been hit with an outbreak that turned anyone infected into flesh eating zombies. Not to mention that everyone she ever loved was now dead. She was alive though, taking care of herself. She had little desire to indulge in building relationships with anyone. People just couldn’t be trusted. Whether they screwed you over intentionally, or just managed to get themselves killed, no one stuck around for very long. She didn’t need anyone else either. That was until Will showed up to save her.

Will, with his sparkling green eyes, lips you just wanted to taste, and insanely adorable crooked smile, wasn’t letting Andi get rid of him so easily. Yet still, Andi did everything she could to push her feelings, and Will, away. The more time they spent together though, the more difficult that became. In a world where another day was not something you could count on, wasting even a single moment, could mean missing out on your only chance for happiness.

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Veil of Civility: A Black Shuck Thriller (Declan McIver Series)

By Ian Graham / Genre: Thriller, Mystery & Thrillers, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (35 reviews)

Veil of Civility: A Black Shuck Thriller (Declan McIver Series)

NOTHING CAN STAY HIDDEN FOREVER…

During the Soviet-Afghan War an elite team of operatives were trained in the mountains of Afghanistan. Loyal to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, they were known only by their codename, Black Shuck.

In the years that followed — betrayed from within by the internal power struggles of the IRA — the team members were hunted down. Three survived, fading into the turbulent streets of Northern Ireland. To this day, their identities remain a mystery — but nothing can stay hidden forever.

For years, Declan McIver has lived under the radar — married to a beautiful woman and operating a successful business — but that life is about to change. When a planned meeting with an old friend goes horribly wrong, Declan finds himself on the run from a shadowy conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep their evil intentions a closely guarded secret.

To survive, he’ll have to rely on long dormant training and reach deep within himself to a place and time he’d hoped to never return. As his past is laid open for the world to see and events spiral further out of control — who will win and at what cost?

Weaving well-documented facts and speculative history, Veil of Civility combines Soviet Special Forces, the Irish Republican Army, American politicians and Chechen terrorists into an explosive modern day thriller! From the countryside of suburban Virginia and the powerful halls of Washington DC to the rocky coast of Wales and the moors of Scotland, Declan McIver struggles to stay one step ahead of the conspiracy that has made him a wanted man!

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-30-14

Paradise Falls

By Ruth Ryan Langan / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (101 reviews)

Paradise Falls

In 1890 Massachusetts, Fiona Downey accepts a teaching position in rural Michigan, populated by few farms and even fewer people. Living with the Hayden family in Paradise Falls, she is drawn into their complex relationships, especially the uneasy dynamic that seems to pit brother against brother: the older, taciturn Grayson, and Fleming, a handsome charmer. Attracted to Grayson — but pursued by Fleming — Fiona must decide where her true love lies — and whether that love is worth sacrificing her dearest dreams.

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The Pride of the King

By Amanda Hughes / Genre: United States, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

The Pride of the King

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. Wickedly inviting, the dark side of life has always seduced Lauren De Beauville. With copper-colored tresses and the smile of a pirate, this young adventuress throws caution to the wind and leaps into a quagmire of temptation that is 18th Century New York. Will she survive her constant craving for danger? Dazzled by glamor, Lauren plays a deadly game joining a group of brutal con artists and smugglers who are cheating their way across the New World. There are splendid gowns, handsome men and nights filled with passion. What more could she want? At the very top is James St. Clare, the ruthless yet alluring captain of a ship called The Pride of the King. Risking her life and her love, Lauren allows herself to be swept into his whirlwind of desire and treachery where she gambles everything.

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Kiss Me, Chloe

By Linda George / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

Kiss Me, Chloe

Chloe Lewellyn has set aside her hopes and dreams long enough. All she wants now is to escape from Houston, and from Greg, whose career will always come first. She wants a new life, and, in time, a new love who will put her first in his life and allow her to be the person she wants to be.

Kyle Stanton spies her sitting alone in a crowded restaurant in Albuquerque. Somehow, he knows from the moment he sees her sad expression that this woman, whose heart has been shattered, holds the key to the happiness that has eluded him. How can he convince her to give love another chance? The answer lies in the Rocky Mountains. . . .

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Doug and Carlie

By Lisa Smartt / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (205 reviews)

Doug and Carlie

Carlie Ann Davidson only has $167.29 in the bank. She’s 10 years late on college and 37 lbs. over the ideal weight chart. When she’s not in her college classes, she’s stocking shelves at the Dollar General Store in Commerce, Georgia, and wondering why SO many people eat pork n beans. But Carlie has dreams, dreams of love and literary success. With the humorous and engaging backdrop of small town characters and culture, Carlie realizes she’s not a loser at all. Just a late bloomer. The good news? Sometimes there are rewards for late bloomers.

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Pride and Honour – The Battle for Saxony

By Nathaniel Burns / Genre: European, Historical Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (55 reviews)

Pride and Honour - The Battle for Saxony

Europe, in the year of the Lord 772

The extraordinary novel, Pride and Honour, is a completely revised and rewritten version of the surprise initial success of the novel Honour and Glory by Nathaniel Burns. The author took many of his readers‘ tips, reviews and advice to heart to make his fascinating tale about Charlemagne and the Saxon King Widukind an even better read. Take this suspenseful, captivating and exciting journey back into Europe’s Dark Ages to meet the pivotal figure of Charlemagne and one of his greatest adversaries.

Like a bloody storm, Charlemagne’s armies ravage early medieval Europe, leaving devastation and misery in their wake. They have subdued the kingdom of the Langobards, defeated the duchy of Bavaria; they threaten the Moors in the west and, in the south, the pope in Rome.

Yet Charlemagne has even more ambitious plans: he covets the Saxon territories in the north. The Saxons put up an unexpectedly fierce resistance. When Charlemagne’s troops destroy the Irminsul shrine, the Saxon holy of holies, there ensues a struggle to the death. Led by the legendary Duke Widukind, for decades the Saxons fight savagely for their beliefs and their independence. And they will have their revenge…

Pride and Honour will transport the reader right into the heart of this legend-shrouded part of the Early Middle Ages. With his story, Nathaniel Burns has woven a a rich, dark tapestry of one of the pivotal periods in medieval European history. His historically accurate descriptions rich in authentic detail bring this remote, strife-ridden world to life again before your very eyes.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-29-14

What Once Was Perfect (The Wardham Series)

By Zoe York / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

What Once Was Perfect (The Wardham Series)

She shuttered her heart and walked away…
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She’s found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, renews her interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, she scrambles to lock down her heart.

…Now he has a second chance to get it right.
Kyle Nixon let Laney slip away once. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but a few days of steamy sex over the Christmas holidays won’t be enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her life as Dr. Calhoun is a day’s drive away from the hometown that he loves–the world he once chose over her.

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What Kills Me: Book One

By Wynne Channing / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (193 reviews)

What Kills Me: Book One

An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

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The Witch On Twisted Oak (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

By Susan C. Muller / Genre: Witches & Wizards, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

The Witch On Twisted Oak (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

A powerful psychic is brutally murdered. Secrets are revealed. An old enemy is out for revenge.

Detective Ruben Marquez is thrust back into his childhood memories when he investigates a gruesome murder that occurs only feet from his mother’s home. Is the killer somehow connected to his own past? Is the beautiful, mysterious daughter of the victim, someone he can trust? Or is her revelation that she’s a witch a sign he should stay clear. But how can he, when it appears she’s next on the murderer’s to-do list?

In the ultimate test of courage, he uses himself as bait to protect all he holds dear . . . his career, his family, and the Witch on Twisted Oak.

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Cruiser

By Dee J. Stone / Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (10 reviews)

Cruiser

Lex is the girl of Cruiser’s dreams. But his twin brother got to her first.

I’ve got a million voices telling me why I shouldn’t kiss her. She’s Rey’s girl and off limits. He’s been good to her. I know he will continue to be good to her. Look out for her, protect her. Lex’s been good to him, too. Only a jerk would try to break them up, and I’m no jerk.

But dammit, I want her.

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Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Jack the Ripper)

By Bernard Schaffer / Genre: British Detectives, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Jack the Ripper)

Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes provides readers a rare look at the lives of the victims, the monster known as Jack the Ripper, and the characters of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved stories. All are presented in a fresh and entirely new way. A entirely new realistic way.
Readers familiar with the Holmes stories will be shocked (and in some cases upset) with these new characterizations, but take heed as Gerard Lestrade transforms from doddering simpleton into an actual living and breathing detective assigned to the worst slum imaginable. They will be captivated by the reality of Holmes’ addiction to cocaine and morphine. They will find themselves walking the cobblestone streets of Whitechapel, wondering if Bloody Jack’s blade might be aimed at their throats next.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-28-14

Stardust (Peaches Monroe Trilogy Book 1)

By Mimi Strong / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (284 reviews)

Stardust - Peaches Monroe Trilogy Book 1 (BBW Erotic Romance)

Peaches Monroe is a curvy blonde who manages a little bookstore, in a small town in Washington State.

She’s twenty-two, and shares a house with her cousin, who’s also her best friend.
Life is good for Peaches. Simple, but good. Sometimes she gets a little wild and goes drunk-shopping on the internet. She’s never had a boyfriend, but that just leaves more time for her books.

Dalton Deangelo is a hot, young actor who sets ladies’ hearts on fire. He shot to stardom from out of nowhere, and he’s very secretive about his past, preferring to focus on his work. He’s famous for playing the sexiest bad boy vampire on TV. Week after week, he’s seen kissing beautiful, thin actresses … or burying his face between their legs.

Now Dalton is in Beaverdale, Washington, to shoot an indie movie over the summer. He comes running into the bookstore looking for a place to hide from reporters, and refuses to leave until he gets a date with Peaches.

As soon as Peaches kisses Dalton, her quiet, small-town life begins to unravel. Peaches Monroe is launched toward the stars, beginning with a job in LA as a plus-size model for a
line of sexy underwear.

Her relationship with Dalton has its obstacles, and she finds herself entangled not just with Dalton, but with a passionate male underwear model named Keith Raven, as well as an old crush from her past, Adrian Storm.

Life has become anything but simple for Peaches Monroe. Will her summer end in a wedding? And if so, who will be the groom?

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Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s Series)

By Jodi Taylor / Genre: Historical, Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (114 reviews)

Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series)

“History is just one damned thing after another” – Arnold Toynbee

A mapcap new slant on history that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea…

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power – especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions…and not to die in the process.

But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And, as they soon discover – it’s not just History they’re fighting.

Follow the catastrophe curve from eleventh-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake …

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Waking Kate

By Sarah Addison Allen / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (104 reviews)

Waking Kate

From Sarah Addison Allen, the beloved author of Garden Spells, comes Waking Kate, a story about a woman who soon will face an unforeseen change in her life. One sticky summer day as Kate is waiting for her husband to come home from his bicycle shop, she spots her distinguished neighbor returning from his last day of work after eighty-six years at Atlanta’s oldest men’s clothing store. Over a cup of butter coffee, he tells Kate a story of love and heartbreak that makes her remember her past, question her present, and wonder what the future will bring.    

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Where We Fell

By Amber L. Johnson / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Where We Fell

Oliver Bishop is having a seriously bad day. With one diagnosis, his life suddenly has an expiration date. Confused by the numbness he feels upon hearing the news, he decides that he needs some time to come to terms with it. One decision to visit his favorite diner causes him to unwittingly put himself directly in the sights of a girl that just may give him a reason to fight – and to live.

Because there’s a difference between living and just being alive.

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The Eden Project: Humanity’s Last Chance

By DP Fitzsimons / Genre: Science Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (83 reviews)

The Eden Project: Humanity's Last Chance

There was only one rule: NEVER LEAVE THE DOME.

Inside the dome, 117 tube-born kids lived free of contamination. Trained since birth, they were almost ready to launch their ships and leave the dying planet behind. They were humanity’s final hope to avoid extinction. Their mission would be to explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy seeking out a habitable world free of the C-1 virus.

They tried not to think of conditions outside the dome where the virus had driven the last of the uninfected into the ground, into dark bunkers where they waited to be rooted out by cannibalistic hordes. Streets had become boneyards. Weeds grew inside long-forgotten government buildings.

Fifteen-year-old Genevieve Fifthborn knew all this, she was fully aware that the world was coming to an end, but on the island of The Eden Project she had much bigger problems, boy problems. Only her first love might risk far more than a broken heart, it just might bring about the end of our species.

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