Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-27-13

Harvest of Rubies

By Tessa Afshar / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (158 reviews)

Harvest of Rubies

The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman.

In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father’s subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth – the measure of her self.

Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn’t failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation.

Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums – her very being proves to be a blessing to others particularly the aristocrat, Darius, she was given to in marriage.

Sarah and Darius’ story continues in Harvest of Gold. Darius may be able to learn to love his wife, but can he ever learn to trust Sarah and her Lord?

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Marrying Cade

By Sally Clements / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Marrying Cade

Capable financial advisor Melo Bellucci always knew when it came to organising her sister’s wedding she’d be in charge. After all, her sister Rosa is notoriously scatterbrained. But there’s a silver lining in the form of the Best Man, Melo’s childhood crush, Cade West.
When Cade returns to the Tuscan island, Isola dei Fiori, he’s prepared to mix business with pleasure, especially when he meets Melo again. The confident, sexy woman is a world away from the lanky tomboy he remembers, and attraction burns between them instantly.
But when he discovers that the perfect site for his hotel, idyllic Paradise Beach, belongs to Melo rather than her father, can their relationship survive, when there are two plans for Paradise?

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Alex

By Sidney Knight / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

Alex (a psychological mystery/thriller, with crime, literary drama, romance and suspense)

On 1st June, 2010, an unspeakable act of murder was committed—a crime so evil that its perpetrator, Alex Merton, could never be forgotten.

He left behind not just his bloody fingerprints stained over the city, but also debate, confusion, question upon question as to why he did it.

How could a man in possession of such genius—a man so in love—unleash such horror on the living? How could a man so seemingly invisible in the community become the face of a nation’s nightmares? And who was the mystery somebody who knew of his murderous blueprints way beforehand, yet decided to do nothing until it was too late?

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Holding On

By Meg Jolie / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Holding On

Quinn Johnson has known the McGrath boys for as long as she can remember.

Luke has been her best friend for most of her life. He’s always been there for her, catching fireflies with her, maneuvering the hazards of high school with her, attending college parties with her, and protecting her. He was the boy that she could always trust, even if he was the boy that stole her first kiss.

His older brother, Jake, was the one who teased them mercilessly while they were growing up. Yet, he was the one who would ultimately steal Quinn’s heart.

A surprise pregnancy and a cruel twist of fate are about to change everything.

Forever.

Friendship and family will be tested.

Quinn will find out that sometimes the only way to get through life is to hold on with everything you have. And other times…the only thing you can do is let go.

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The Color Of The Soul (The Penbrook Diaries)

By Tracey Bateman / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

The Color Of The Soul (The Penbrook Diaries)

The story of an old woman’s need for forgiveness, a young man’s drive to succeed, and the history that links them both will keep readers enthralled from beginning to end. A Pandora’s box opens when reporter Andy Carmichael, too light-skinned for acceptance by blacks and too dark-skinned for acceptance by whites, is sent to Georgia to interview Miss Penbrook, an icon of Southern literature. From her deathbed, the mysterious Miss Penbrook gives Andy journals that reveal a surprising twist–”her story and his own meld into one.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-26-13

The Seven Steps to Closure

By Donna Joy Usher / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (103 reviews)

The Seven Steps to Closure

Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant – and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to worse when she discovers that, not only is her ex-husband engaged to her cousin – Tash, the woman he left her for – but that Jake is also running for Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Desperate to leave the destructive relationship behind and with nothing to lose, she decides- with encouragement from her three best friends – to follow the dubious advice from a magazine article, Closure in Seven Easy Steps.
The Seven Steps to Closure follows Tara on her sometimes disastrous- always hilarious – path to achieve the seemingly impossible.
A credible and amazingly touching debut novel from Donna Joy Usher, this is a solid, light-hearted and honest read with plenty of laughs.

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Bittersweet

By Noelle Adams / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Bittersweet

As a widow at twenty-six, Zoe isn’t looking for love. She’s just looking for the energy to get through the next day and take care of her infant son. She might have to deal with Adam, her husband’s cousin and business partner, but she doesn’t have to like it. She doesn’t have to like him.

But he just won’t go away.

Adam knows that Zoe needs time and space to heal, so he resolves to be a friend and help her when he can. He wants to do the right thing. He doesn’t want to act on feelings he shouldn’t have for her.

But they just won’t go away.

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Brownie Points

By Jennifer Coburn / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (80 reviews)

Brownie Points

Sometimes that’s the way the Thin Mints crumble…

When Lisa Taylor and her family move from San Francisco to the suburban paradise of Los Corderos, they know their family won’t fit in perfectly. They’re the only interracial family in the neighborhood. Lisa is a snarky sculptor. And 13-year-old Logan is gay.

After Logan is repeatedly bullied at school, he finds his niche in an unusual place – his twin sister’s Girl Scout troop. When he tries to join, the organization refuses, so the boy sues for gender discrimination and sets off a firestorm of national media coverage. This only makes matters worse between the Logan and his father, a macho firefighter who is already struggling with his son’s sexual orientation.

Adding to the strife is Lisa’s increasing distaste for Junta Moms who wish each other “Namaste” while rigging school elections and stealing each other’s husbands.

Join the Taylors on their hilarious journey as they face the fight of their lives and,in the process, discover what it means to be a family.

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The Shipwreck

By Glynnis Campbell / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 reviews)

The Shipwreck

When his wife and children die, Viking marauder Brandr has nothing left to live for, so he sails away on one final voyage. A storm at sea leaves him shipwrecked, alone, and barely alive on a foreign coastline. Along the Pictish shore, Avril, a warrior maid and the victim of a Viking berserker, banished from her ancestral home of Rivenloch to a seaside cottage, dreams of the day she’ll raise her sword, take back the castle that is rightfully hers, and find her half-Viking daughter a proper father. Discovering a broad-shouldered, fair-haired, broken castaway washed up on her beach among the wreckage of his longship, she takes him captive and binds him in chains. She refuses to be a Viking’s victim again…never imagining that soon her fiercest enemy will earn her trust, invade her heart, and enthrall her senses.

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Blur (Night Roamers)

By Kristen Middleton / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

Blur (Night Roamers)

Danger lurks in the dead of night…

Seventeen year old Nikki and her twin brother, Nathan, move to the small town of Shore Lake to start over after their mother is brutally attacked. When a missing teenager washes up on shore during their first night at the cabin and there are whispers of vampires in Shore Lake, Nikki begins to realize that there are things roaming in the darkness that are far more sinister than what they left behind in the city.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-25-13

Crazy In Love

By Lani Diane Rich / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (17 reviews)

Crazy In Love

Love on the rocks, with a twist.

Flynn Daly’s a screwup. She knows it, but worse, her property tycoon dad knows it, and that’s why he sends her off to Scheintown, NY—aka, the dead center of nowhere—to manage the beautiful countryside inn the family has just inherited while he figures out what to do with it. Being a part of the family business would be bad enough, but Flynn has to deal with an insecure staff, a sexy bartender with his own agenda, and regular ghostly visits from her nutty—and very dead—Great Aunt Esther.

Crazy is as crazy loves.

Can Flynn finally get it together and do something right? Can she uncover the mysteries that lurk behind the outward charm of the Goodhouse Arms? Or are the ghostly visits, and her undeniable attraction to the one man she should not be falling for, a sign that her life is spiraling out of control forever?

Don’t miss this wry and heartwarming romantic comedy from master storyteller Lani Diane Rich.

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Patchwork of Me

By Gregory G. Allen / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Patchwork of Me

A product of the foster care system, Sara Butler spends her early thirties hiding from her past while striving for a normal life with her small group of quirky friends in Arizona. Seeking treatment for an invisible rash and abnormal dreams, her therapist helps her unlock a heinous past that she is unsure she wants to open. To patch her life back together, she realizes she must travel across country to Maine to confront that past in order to plan for a future.

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Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series)

By Bailey Ardisone / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series)

When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality. And some secrets…are best kept in Oblivion.
…Until there is hope.

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
​Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
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Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.

She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

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Banished From Grace (Fall From Grace Series Book 1)

By Aria Williams / Genre: Metaphysical / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Banished From Grace (Fall From Grace Series Book 1)

Nardia is a very special nurse, one with a unique gift. With the touch of her bare hands, she can heal any physical ailment. With the help of her angel guide, Benilde, Nardia has healed her way through countless centuries.

When she meets AJ at her favorite coffee shop, she can’t help but feel an immediate attraction to him. At the same time, she knows there’s more to his story than what he’s letting on. And then there’s the handsome Doctor Regan, who she feels a connection with, but is she trying to make it more than is really there in order to spare her the heartbreak of being with AJ?

Only adding to her problems is the new resident, Dr. Jeffries, who seems out to get her from day one, and a murder case she can’t help solve without revealing her own secrets.

Can Nardia uncover the secrets of her own past while still moving forward and saving those in need of her help in the present?

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Rainwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story

By Krista Lakes / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (15 reviews)

Rainwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story

The older sister of Emma LaRue wasn’t looking for love. In fact, the last thing Kaylee LaRue thought as she attended her sister’s Caribbean wedding was that she would meet a man as confident as Owen Parker. The suave businessman oozed charm, and when that charm was directed at Kaylee, it gave her pause. She couldn’t be sure if the man was actually interested in her or just interested in a good time.

In reality, Owen Parker had never met anyone like Kaylee LaRue. The quiet girl from Iowa made him forget to breathe the first time he saw her. When he tried to work his magic, her wit proved to be a match for his, and his charms had no effect. He knew what it looked like- she probably thought that he wanted to have a vacation tryst with her just as Jack Saunders had with Emma. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-24-13

The Morning After

By Sally Clements / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (60 reviews)

The Morning After

One photo changes everything…
A mortifying incident in her youth has shaken sense into Cara Byrne. No more bad-boys. No more getting arrested. Instead, hard work and good behaviour has earned her a job teaching at the local Boys Secondary School, and a proposal from a worthy man. So what if he doesn’t exactly light her fire – surely passion is overrated?
When her friend since childhood, Ethan Quinn, storms back into the small Irish village he left to pursue a career as a Hollywood action hero, she’s stunned to discover she’s as susceptible to his lethal charm as every woman in the world. And when a compromising photograph floods the media of them in a clinch, her almost fiancé reveals his true colours, CarEthan starts trending on twitter, and she loses her job, could anyone blame her if she accepts his invitation to hide out at his Malibu beach house?
Ethan loves women, but never lets his girlfriends into his heart. He’s failed at being there in the past, and won’t put his heart on the line for anyone, ever again. But Cara’s a different matter – and when passionate attraction is added to his friendship with the one person he’s always confided in, he’s thrown for a loop. Cara’s lost everything, and like it or not, he’s responsible. There’s no fighting the attraction that blazes between them – but when the month long affair is over, will he ever be able to let her go?

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Play Him Again (A Matt Hudson Roaring Twenties Crime Novel)

By Jeffrey M. Stone / Genre: Historical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (67 reviews)

Play Him Again (A Matt Hudson Roaring Twenties Crime Novel)

It’s the Roaring Twenties but silence remains golden in Hollywood. Adding sound to movies is expensive and only two studios have installed recording equipment. Matt Hudson, the preferred bootlegger of the film industry, wants to produce a talking picture but neither sound studio will lease him their facilities. After Hud’s oldest friend, con man Danny Kincaid, dupes a gangster who controls a small movie studio into buying a bogus sound device, the gangster gets wise and Danny ends up dead. To settle the score, Hud runs another con to play the gangster again. A con that will either avenge Danny and land Hud a studio, or get him killed.

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Lost (Lost and Found #1, New Adult Romance)

By Nadia Simonenko / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

Lost (Lost and Found #1, New Adult Romance)

Maria’s life was torn apart when she was fifteen, and for seven years she’s kept her terrible secret hidden from the world. Now, in her final semester of college, she still struggles against paralyzing fear just trying to speak up in class, and the terror and helplessness linger on in her nightmares.

Across campus, Owen sees his scars in the mirror every morning while he gets ready for class. They remind him of the broken home he left behind, the father he hates and fears, and the little sister he couldn’t protect. Now, in his final semester of college, he’s scared that he may have to return to the hell he called home after staying away for almost five years.

When Owen becomes a teaching assistant for one of Maria’s classes, they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. As the two learn each other’s secrets and grow closer, they realize that although they may be lost, they’re not alone anymore.

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The Tribune: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Book 1 of The Tribune Series)

By Patrick Larkin / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

The Tribune: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Book 1 of The Tribune Series)

“My name is Lucius Aurelius Valens, and I am a soldier in the service of Rome.”

A young Roman officer with a strong sense of justice and duty thwarts corrupt officials plundering the province of Syria and is marked for death. To save his life, he is sent to command a cavalry regiment stationed in ever-restless Judea. He expects only the thankless task of maintaining the Roman peace in a land where he and his soldiers are despised and feared. But this peace is shattered when he and his men discover the massacre of a detachment of Praetorian Guards and the man they were protecting—a member of the Roman Senate and an ally of the emperor Tiberius himself. Plunged straight into a deadly web of murder and intrigue, Valens soon realizes far more is at stake than just his own life and honor.

“I can only tell you what I saw and heard and felt and learned.”

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Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula

By Marta Acosta / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula

Hilarious party girl and writer Milagro De Los Santos is finally in a serious relationship with a fabulous man, Oswald Grant, MD, and living at his wine country ranch with his career-fixated relatives. It’s true that Oswald accidentally infected her with the rare family condition that makes them crave blood cocktails and need protection from the sun, but what family doesn’t have it’s quirks?

She thought they accepted her, so she’s hurt when she’s excluded from a midnight ceremony with special guests including a creepy family elder, Oswald’s hostile parents, and Milagro’s ex-lover, decadent and powerful Ian Ducharme.

When Milagro’s life is threatened, she flees to the desert to hide and work on a screenplay. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying socialite, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets. It’s all lots of fun until the bwaa-ha-ha laughter and the knives come out. Now all Milagro has to do is finish her screenplay, ambush a world domination movement, and overcome a terrible infection before she can make her way back to Casa Dracula.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-22-13

Hooking Up

By Jessica L. Degarmo / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (102 reviews)

Hooking Up

Would you go out to a bar and pick up any random handsome man to spend the night with to mute the heartbreak of your long-term lover – your rock – walking out on you?

Caitlin Edison was so badly hurt by her boyfriend of ten years leaving her that she no longer wanted love, she wanted a cure for love.

After several drinks, one of her best friends suggested she indulge in a one-night stand, a mindless night of fun with absolutely no consequences, to help her heal.

At first, Caitlin scoffed at the idea, but one reckless night, she plucked up all her courage and actually followed through.

There was only one problem – how did Caitlin end up with the one guy in town who wanted more than a one-night stand?

‘Hooking Up’ is romance at its best – exhilarating, surprising, passionate, witty, moving, enraging, frustrating, sly, worldly and wise.

When Caitlin gets the ride of her life, so will you. Hook up with ‘Hooking Up’, place yourself in the safest of hands and let yourself go.

Free as of 07/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Providence: Once Upon a Second Chance

By Chris Coppernoll / Genre: Christian Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (56 reviews)

Providence: Once Upon a Second Chance

More than twenty years ago a drunk driver shattered Jack Clayton’s family. Angry, confused and as naïve as any college freshman, he trades his small Midwestern town for another, only to find that it too is too small to contain his dreams. Or is it? Now an instrumental part of the Campus Missions Office and a New York Times Bestselling author, he makes his home in that very college town, where the past and “the one that got away” relentlessly haunt him and the future becomes increasingly uncertain thanks to a big city reporter with a malicious agenda.Will he have to walk away from the ministry that he spent decades building? Or can he find a way to confront the rumors and set the record straight? In a race against the clock, Jack throws caution to the wind and finds that even he may deserve a second chance.

Free as of 07/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

All That Ails You: The Adventures of a Canine Caregiver

By Mark J. Asher / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

All That Ails You: The Adventures of a Canine Caregiver

Every dog deserves a forever home, and after being mistreated and given up several times, Wrigley has finally found his. The good-natured, smart mutt now spends his days as the house dog at SunRidge Assisted Living, comforting and doting on forty-five seniors. Happily, Wrigley has free run of the place, going where he senses he’s needed, but his preferred spot is beside his favorite resident, Marjorie Thompson.

A big shift comes to SunRidge, when a cranky curmudgeon named Walter Kepson moves in across the hall from Marjorie. Having arrived reluctantly, at the urging of his son, Walter can’t stand Wrigley or anything else for that matter.

But life has a way of making strange bedfellows, and after a series of dramatic, unforeseen events, Walter becomes indebted to Wrigley. His initial method of repayment—giving Wrigley lots of treats—perfectly suits the food-motivated house dog. But Wrigley is interested in more than just satisfying his unending appetite. He senses that Walter needs him and sees the old man as being similar to a neglected shelter dog, who if shown love, will reciprocate it.

Before long, Wrigley softens Walter in a way only a dog can, and eventually helps bridge the gap between him and his son. Walter responds in kind by allowing Wrigley onto his furniture, and ultimately, into his heart.

Told in Wrigley’s voice, All That Ails You is an endearing story about the power of a dog’s love, when we need it most, and healing the strained relationship between a parent and a child before it’s too late.

Free as of 07/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Prairie Prince

By Marcia Lynn McClure / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

The Prairie Prince

Favorite author/romance novelist, Marcia Lynn McClure, again leads readers through a delicious, western adventure in the best selling romance The Prairie PrinceThe Prairie Prince-further proof that Marcia Lynn McClure has well-earned the title “The Queen of Kissing” bestowed upon her by readers and fans everywhere.

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The Tease (The Darling Killer Trilogy)

By Nikki M. Pill / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

The Tease (The Darling Killer Trilogy)

Anna Zendel is your average 32-year-old therapist, stressing about clinical exams and struggling to recover from an abusive relationship. But at night she transforms herself into the saucy burlesque dancer Velvet Crush, enchanting Chicago audiences with the art of the tease.

As Anna struggles to keep the therapy and burlesque worlds separate and get over her crush on the troupe’s emcee, a new danger threatens women across the city. The papers have dubbed him the Darling Killer, because after strangling his victims, he scrawls the word “darling” on their skin.

When one of Anna’s fellow dancers is murdered in the dressing room, she realizes that Darling Killer could be closer than she thought. Could Max, Anna’s new therapy client who confessed to fantasizing about dead girls and obsessing over the Darling Killer, have anything to do with the murders?

As more women are murdered, and Anna begins receiving mysterious gifts, this burlesque dancer pits feathers and sequins against foul play in the deadliest dance of all.

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